Bangladesh bowlers put Pakistan under huge pressure © AFP
Bangladesh bowlers put Pakistan under huge pressure © AFP

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Pakistan 247/7 | Overs 48.1: Its all over. Pakistan win by 3 wickets thanks to Sohaib Maqsood’s 93 not out. Pakistan chased down the target with 11 balls to spare. But it was good warm-up game. Good workout for both the teams before the start of their World-Cup campaigns. Read: Match Report here


Pakistan 243/7 | Overs 48: Pakistan need 4 from 12. Meanwhile Shahid Afridi is gone after a quick fire 24 off 20 balls.


Pakistan 231/6 | Overs 46: Pakistan need 16 off 24.


Pakistan 226/6 | Overs 45: Pakistan need 30 off 30.


 


 

Pakistan 203/6 | Overs 43: Big wicket! Misbah-ul Haq is gone. Sixth wicket for Bangladesh. Pakistan need 46 from 42. Shahid Afridi is at the crease. 


 

Pakistan 198/5 | Overs 42: Pakistan need 48 off 48 balls. Its heading towards Pakistan, Misbah-ul Haq and Sohaib Maqsood are doing it easily.  


 

Pakistan 181/5 | Overs 39:  Big wicket! Umar Akmal is gone. Meanwhile Sohaib Maqsood gets his fifty. He along Umar Akmal rescued Pakistan. But now after this wicket Bangladesh are back. They need 66 from 66 balls. Bangladesh need one or two wickets more to put more pressure on Pakistan. Meanwhile the confusion about the scorecard during Bangladesh innings is resolved. Here is the appropriate bowling figures for Pakistani bowlers:


 


 

Pakistan 152/4 | Overs 34: 150 up Pakistan. They need 95 from 96 balls. Sohaib Maqsood and Umar Akmal are turning the game in Pakistan’s favour. Bangladesh need one wicket to get back into the game. Pakistan 110/4 | Overs 26: Another wicket! And its a crucial one. Haris Sohail is gone. Mohammad Mahmudullah breaks this partnership. Umar Akmal has joined Sohaib Maqsood in the crease. READ: Pakistan’s run chase


Pakistan 84/3 | Overs 21: Haris Sohail is looking in very good nick. He has scored 30 off 42 balls. Sohaib Maqsood is giving him company. This partnership is crucial in the context for the game.

 

Meanwhile The Afghan team is preparing for tomorrow’s encounter against India

 

Pakistan 56/3 | Overs 16: OUT! Younis Khan is gone. Big wicket for the Bangladesh team. Taskin Ahmed has broken the partnership. Bangladesh are very much in the game. Read: Younis Khan’s wicket

Pakistan 52/2 | Overs 15: Good partnership between Younis Khan and Haris Sohail. 50 up for Pakistan. The partnership have steadied the ship. Read: Sohail Khan suffers injury scare

Pakistan 10/2 | Overs 5: OUT! Ahmed Shehzad c Anamul Haque b Mortaza 5 (10) Pakistan have lost their second wicket, with both the openers back in the pavilion by now. Ahmed Shehzad, who is usually crucial to the Pakistan top-order, departs on a score of five from 10 balls.

Pakistan 5/1 | Overs 3: Poor start for Pakistan. They lost the wicket of Sarfraz Ahmed cheaply. And its Rubel Hossain who game Bangladesh a perfect start in the second half of this warm-up match at the outskirts of Sydney.


Fact files: While a 247-run target may not look very intimidating for Pakistan, they will not downplay the Bangladeshi attack easily, given how dangerous Shakib can be with the ball. Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and Rubel Hossain will be expected to open the bowling attack for Bangladesh and will be crucial in their defence of the target.


 

Bangladesh 246 | Overs 50: Bangladesh lost their way a bit in the last few overs. After the fall of Shakib they lost wickets and failed to reach the 250-run mark. Still its a decent total. Bangladesh have a good bowling attack. Pakistan need to bat well to achieve this target. READ: Bangladesh Innings report here

Bangladesh 235/7 | Overs 48: 250 is looking still possible for them. Though Shakib and Soumya are gone. Sabbir Rahman and Mashrafe Mortaza are currently at the crease. They need maximum runs in these few overs.

 

Bangladesh 215/5 | Overs 45: Three quick wickets are gone for Bangladesh. First Mahmudullah then Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim. Shakib-al Hasan and young Somuya Sarkar are at the crease now. Last five overs of play coming up.

Bangladesh 188/3 | Overs 40: OUT! Mahmudullah run-out Ahmed Shehzad 83 (109) . Mahmudullah missed out on his hundred. Shakib-al Hasan is the new man in. READ: Mahmudullah’s knock of 83

Bangladesh 184/2 | Overs 39: Both batsmen nearing their hundreds. The run-rate is also improving fast. Bangladesh should reach more than 250 from now.  Good start by Bangladesh in their world cup campaign.

 

 

Bangladesh 148/2 | Overs 36: 150 up for Bangladesh. Now they are looking to up the scoring rate. Bangladesh are aiming atleast 275 from this position. Shakib-al Hasan is getting ready to bat. READ: 150-up for Bangladesh

Bangladesh 122/2 | Overs 31: What innings both these batsmen are playing!! Tamin reaches his half-century and looking very dangerous. Mahmudullah has also reaches his half-century. They have also brought up the 100-run partnership for the third wicket. READ: 100-run partnership between Tamim and Mahmudullah

 

 

Bangladesh 94/2 | Overs 27: Both batsman batting on 38. Bangladesh need to up the scoring rate now. They need atleast 250 to be competitive on theses conditions. 

Bangladesh 68/2 | Overs 21: 50-run partnership between Tamim Iqbal (29) and Mahmudullah (28). Though it has been a slow progress a but Pakistan need a wicket to get back in the match. Yasir Shah is in the attack. now. Read: 50-run stand for Tamim and Mamudullah

Bangladesh 56/2 | Overs 18: Decent partnership is developing between Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah. They have steadied the ship a bit. Both are batting in their 20’s. Pakistan has introduced Shahid Afridi in the attack. Read: Bangladesh cross 50-run mark

Bangladesh 44/2 | Overs 15: After 15 overs Bangladesh are 44 for two. Decent partnership is developing between Mahmudullah and Tamim. Tamim is not out on 21 off 42 balls. Mamudullah is batting on 13 off 34.

Bangladesh 32/2 | Overs 12: Bangladesh reach 32 for two after 12 overs. They lost the wickets of Anamul Haque and Mominul Haque early. Pakistani bowlers are bowling in really good channels. Specially young Sohail Khan has bowled brilliantly. He has got the wicket of Anamul initially. The experience pair of Mahmudullah and Tamim to get through this difficult period.

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Bangladesh 21/2 | Overs 8: Mahmuhdullah has joined Tamim Iqbal in the middle and the two will endeavour to stitch together a partnership of substance after a disastrous start that has seen them lose two early wickets. Sohail Khan and Haris Sohail are the wicket takers for Pakistan. The Warm-up match is the first for the Asian giants in Australia. Pakistan kick off their ICC World Cup 2015 campaign against India on February 15, where as Bangladesh play Afghanistan on February 18.

Bangladesh 16/2 | Overs 7: Haris Sohail has struck an incisive blow for Pakistan snapping up Mominul Haque for a measly seven. Bangladesh are tottering. The Pakistan skipper has pulled a rabbit out of the hat by opening the bowling with Haris and the left-arm spinner hasn’t disappointed. Read: Bangladesh lose two early wickets

 

Bangladesh 5/1 | Overs 4: Bangladesh have lost an early wicket in the first warm-up match against Pakistan at Sydney. Anamul Haque was dismissed for a golden duck by Sohail Khan who has made some what of a wild card entry into the Pakistan squad for the ICC World Cup 2015. Mominul Haque has joined the Tamim Iqbal in the middle as Bangladesh look to rebuild their innings.

Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first. They are playing all 15 players. Whereas Pakistan decided to go with 11 players only.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the ICC World Cup 2015, fifth warm-up match between Asian giants Pakistan and Bangladesh at Sydney. I am Sandipan Banerjee and i will bring you the live updates of the match.

Pakistan come into the ICC World Cup 2015 with happy memories from the last time a World Cup was held in Australia and New Zealand, which was way back in 1992. Some of the rules from that World Cup have been replicated as two new balls are being used in One-Day International cricket again. But that’s where the similarities cease to exist. Field restrictions, massive bats and flatter pitches etc should make this one a run-feast as opposed to the 1992 World Cup when sometimes a score in excess of 200 was formidable. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: SCHEDULE & MATCH DETAILS

Pakistan have been dented in their lead-up to the World Cup with the unfortunate and untimely injury to Mohammad Hafeez. Nasir Jamshed has been named his replacement. But the good news for Pakistan is that Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action has been cleared by the International Cricket Council which gives him an outside chance to make it to the Pakistan squad for the ICC World Cup 2015. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

Bangladesh are being led my Mashrafe Mortaza. Its Mortaza’s second stint as Bangladesh skipper. Bangladesh haven’t enjoyed a great year in run-up to the ICC World Cup 2015 considering their solitary series victory came against Zimbabwe at home at the conclusion of an otherwise dismal year.

Squads:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younis Khan

Bangladesh: Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Taijul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed

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