Mohammad Hafeez © AFP
Mohammad Hafeez © AFP


Mar 4, 2014


Mohammad Hafeez has scored a half-century against Bangladesh in the eighth match of the Asia Cup 2014 at Mirpur. This is his 20th half-century in One-Day Internationals (ODIs). Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad have guided Pakistan to 89 for no loss after 17 overs. Hafeez is batting on 50 and Shehzad is on 32.


Pakistan are chasing a 327-run target against Bangladesh. Hafeez struck his first four down the ground. Shehzad hit one through the covers to get his first four. Hafeez the hit a back of a length delivery from Shafiul Islam through wide long-on. He then cut a wide delivery from Al-Amin Hossain in front of point.


Shehzad then cut a wide delivery from Shakib Al Hasan for a four on the first delivery of the 11th over. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak bowled a short delivery and Hafeez pulled it away for a four through mid-wicket.


Bangladesh posted a huge total of 326 for three in their 50 overs. Anamul Haque top-scored with 100 while Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim scored half-centuries. Shakib Al Hasan scored a quick-fire 44 off 16 deliveries. This is the first time a score of 300-plus has been achieved in this Asia Cup.


Saeed Ajmal was the pick of the bowlers taking two wickets, but he gave away 61 runs.


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