Tamim Iqbal was batting on a score of 29 © Getty Images (File Photo)
Tamim Iqbal was batting on a score of 29 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah completed the 50-run stand for the third wicket to guide Bangladesh to a score of 68 for two at the end of 21 overs during their warm-up match against Pakistan at the Blacktown Olympic Park Oval in Sydney on Monday. Bangladesh had lost their second wicket with a mere 16 runs on the board. Iqbal and Mahmudullah were batting on scores of 29 and 28 respectively, as the pair looked to see the innings through and guide their side to a challenging total.  LIVE BLOG: Bangladesh vs Pakistan ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 warm-up match

The two were taking their time in getting the runs along their way though, as only two boundaries have been scored in the innings so far, with the run-rate going at a little over three per over. As many as five bowlers have been used by Pakistan so far, including spinners Shahid Afridi, Yasir Shah and Haris Sohail.

The day started with Bangladesh winning the toss and electing to bat. Anamul Haque was the first batsman to depart, getting caught by Sohaib Maqsood off the bowling of rookie pacer Sohail Khan for a seven-ball duck. Bangladesh had added 16 runs to their tally when Pakistan decided to introduce spin early into their attack, resulting in the departure of Mominul Haque departed on a score of seven, getting caught and bowled off the bowling of spinner Haris Sohail. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

While Bangladesh play Ireland later in the warm-up stages before playing Afghanistan in their opening Pool A encounter on February 18, Pakistan will play England on February 11 before playing India in a cracker of a contest at Adelaide on February 15.  ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

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