t was a game dominated by Ahmed Shehzad as he soared past his personal best to record the first Twenty20 International ton for Pakistan. His innings of 111 not out powered Pakistan to 190 for five in their 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh struggled and could only muster Â140 for seven, handing Pakistan a 50-run victory. This victory puts Australia out of the competition, irrespective of the result of their two remaining games, and it makes the Pakistan-West Indies clash on Tuesday a virtual quarter-final.
Chasing 191 was never going to be easy although the dew sets in early in the evening. But, Bangladeshâ€™s batting performance in the last few games has been dismal and that struggle just continued in this game. Once they lost four wickets with 47 on the board, it was always going to be a tough task. From being 30 for no loss in the fourth over, they lost the plot with some regular wickets.