Bangladesh-vs-Pakistan-Live-Blog

Hello, good afternoon and a warm welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the big match on Wednesday, between the Asian rivals Bangladesh and Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. This is Devarchit Varma, and I will be bringing you the live cricket scores and live cricket updates and commentary for the Pakistan versus Bangladesh match. This will be the 14th match of the ongoing tournament, in which Bangladesh played in the first round and qualified as the fifth team in the Group 2. Bangladesh are strong contenders to win this game against Pakistan, because they have momentum as well the necessary firepower to do so. Live Cricket Scorecard: Pakistan vs Bangladesh,14th T20 Match, Super 10 Group 2, ICC T20 World Cup 2016

Pakistan end their losing streak to Bangladesh, and register a massive win by 55 runs. The Net Run Rate will be key here as India’s 47-run defeat to New Zealand yesterday should put them right above Bangladesh (at the bottom of the points table) and Pakistan being on top. Shahid Afridi is the Man of the Match for his all-round effort. One of those days when everything you do on the cricket field goes in your favour. The next game today is between England and West Indies, at Mumbai. You can follow the live cricket blog of that game here.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 146/6 in Overs 20: FOUR! Mortaza strikes well on the first ball of the over from Riaz. A single taken on the second ball, nearly a run out. SIX! Shakib slams it straight down the ground, Riaz continuing to bowl ordinary. It was a length ball in the slot. Single on the fourth ball, and with that Shakib brings up his half-century. The second last ball is a dot. And so is the last. Pakistan win by 55 runs!   BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 50 (40), Mashrafe Mortaza 15 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 134/6 in Overs 19: Aamer is hit for a FOUR  by Mortaza, who hits past short third man slicing it well. Mortaza shuffles, tries to hit past short third man but misses to connect it well. A misfield from short midwicket gets Bangladesh an extra run. Aamer bowls a huge wide. Mortaza still trying to clear short third man. Two runs off the final ball. Bangladesh need 68 off the last over.  BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 43 (38), Mashrafe Mortaza 10 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 123/6 in Overs 18: Irfan comes around the wickets. Mithun takes a single on the first ball. FOUR! Shakib hits well on the second ball on the leg side to keep knocking off runs off the target. WICKET! Irfan gets a wicket with Mithun playing the upper-cut, and Mohammad Aamer taking a good catch. Oh no! He has overstepped! The foot landed on the crease, means it is a no-ball! WHAT! The umpires say it is OUT! Everyone is confused. Irfan certainly did not deserve a wicket there. Good ball! Mashrafe gets a slower delivery that beats him and passes just over the wickets! SIX! Mortaza slams lanky Irfan right down the ground! BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 39 (35), Mashrafe Mortaza 6 (2)

OUT! Mohammad Mithun c Mohammad Aamer b Mohammad Irfan 2 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 111/5 in Overs 17: DROPPED! Shehzad drops what could have been a regulation catch, and Rahim rubs it in with a four over mid off. WICKET! Rahim is beaten on a slower ball, he tries to pull but gets a leading edge and Sarfraz takes an easy catch. Aamer gets another wicket! Mohammad Mithun is the new man in. Bangladesh need 91 off 18 balls. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 34 (33), Mohammad Mithun 1 (2)

OUT! Mushfiqur Rahim c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Aamer 14 (19)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 105/4 in Overs 16: Riaz comes back again. A single is taken on second ball with Shakib diverting the ball to third man. Third ball is a dot. Bangladesh bring up their 100 runs, albeit in the 16th over. FOUR! Shakib cracks through cover, excellent stroke.   BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 33 (31), Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (19)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 98/4 in Overs 15: FOUR! Irfan is scooped for a boundary on a ball that was back of length, over fine-leg. A loud appeal from the bowler on the second ball, and Bangladesh steal a single. Rahim beaten outside off on the third ball. Similar result on the fourth ball. Rahim beaten once again on the penultimate ball outside off. A dot to end the over. Bangladesh need 104 from the last 5 overs.  BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 26 (25), Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (19)

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LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 93/4 in Overs 14: Riaz comes back. He was ordinary at the start of the innings. Two runs taken by Rahim on the first ball, but gets beaten outside off on the second. Swing and a miss, with Rahim coming down the track to hit it hard. FOUR! ordinary bowling from Riaz who drops it short, and Rahim rams it past the fielder at deep square leg for a boundary. Swing and a miss on the final ball. Bangladesh need 109 off 36 balls. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 21 (23), Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 87/4 in Overs 13: FOUR! Rahim finds the gap between midwicket and long on, but Bangladesh need many more of them. A single on the third ball from Wasim towards sweeper cover. The asking rate is close to 16 an over now. No momentum at all for Bangladesh here. They now need 115 off 42 runs to win. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 21 (23), Mushfiqur Rahim 8 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 79/4 in Overs 12: FOUR! Shakib hits four on the long off region, a single taken on the second. Rahim plays two dots on the trot off Afridi. Loud appeal for leg before by Afridi and Sarfraz against Rahim, but the ball was going down the leg. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 20 (21), Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 74/4 in Overs 11: Two runs of the first ball from Imad Wasim. WICKET! Mahmudullah falls to the pressure, Sharjeel takes a fine diving catch in the deep to get rid of a dangerous batsman! “Bangladesh are losing the plot thick and fast”. Mushfiqur Rahim comes in the middle. Bangladesh need nothing less than a miracle here. Bangladesh need 129 off 55 balls with asking rate being close to 15 an over. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 15 (19), Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (1)

OUT! Mahmudullah c Sharjeel Khan b Imad Wasim 4 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 69/3 in Overs 10: Shakib hits a FOUR off Afridi on the fourth ball of the over, and hits the next ball in the gap for runs. Bangladesh need big overs, the asking rate is close to 14 at the moment. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 13 (16), Mahmudullah 2 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 61/3 in Overs 9: Malik is bowling on the leg-stump line to the left-handers. Mahmuhullah is the new man in. He goes for a big hit first ball, the ball lands right in front of the deep square leg fielder. Three runs off the over. Bangladesh need 141 to win off 66 balls. BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 6 (12), Mahmudullah 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 58/3 in Overs 8: Afridi continues. Shakib makes a desperate return to the strike and in the process loses his boot. Afridi picks it up and gives it back to the batsman. The day belongs to Afridi, he has been terrific today. After runs he is chipping in with tight overs. Shakib failing to score off him. A single taken, and a RECORD MADE! Shakib completes 1,000 runs in T20Is. And WICKET! Tamim tries for a big hit but finds man at deep square leg. Bangladesh tottering! BATTING: Shakib Al Hasan 4 (7)

OUT! Tamim Iqbal c Imad Wasim b Shahid Afridi 24 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 56/2 in Overs 7: Shoaib Malik comes into the attack, and starts off with a single to Shakib, who plays it towards mid off, followed by a SIX by Tamim over long off, while the third ball is a single again towards the cover boundary. The fourth ball is played towards square leg by Shakib for a single, followed by a wide towards the leg side, as the next ball is a dot,that could have been possibly wide, while the over ends with a single towards mid on. BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 23 (18), Shakib Al Hasan 3 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 45/2 in Overs 6: SIX! Afridi comes on, drops it short and Tamim clobbers it over deep square leg boundary. The second ball is short again, Tamim takes a single on the leg side. Sabbir hits the third ball well, but straight to point. And a FOUR! Excellent stroke on the off by Rahman! Bangladesh picking up after a sedate start. BOWLED HIM! Afridi, YOU BEAUTY! A ball angled into the batsman rises sharply, Rahman fails to prevent it from knocking off the leg stump! It was a googly! Shakib is away with a single.  BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 14 (15), Shakib Al Hasan 1 (1)

OUT! Sabbir Rahman b Shahid Afridi 25 (19)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 33/1 in Overs 5: Aamer taken off the attack after an ordinary over. Wahab Riaz starts off with a leg-bye. Interesting to see how he has shaped up. Irfan was ordinary too. FOUR! Riaz drops is short and Rahman slams past mid off for a boundary. He’s been in rich form of late. Riaz comes around the wicket, bowls a dot ball. Slower ball, Rahman swings but mistimes. Only a single towards short midwicket. Tamim has been a little quiet so far today. Riaz bowls a dot to Tamim. Shahid Afridi is warming up. A mistimed stroke in the air goes right over Riaz, and drops way short of the mid off fielder. Single to end the over, Bangladesh need 169 to win from 15 overs.  BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 8 (12), Sabbir Rahman 21 (16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 26/1 in Overs 4: Sabbir misses to make most of a full length ball, only gets a single on the second ball, towards mid off. Mohammad Irfan strays down the leg, it is a wide. Inside edge on a slower ball, Bangladesh steal a single. Sabbir mistimes, the ball goes very high in the air and not surprisingly, Sharjeel fails to reach on time. A single on the fifth ball on the leg side.  Wild swing and a miss on the final ball. BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 7 (9), Sabbir Rahman 16 (13)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 21/1 in Overs 3: FOUR! Sabbir is in rich form, he cracks one through cover for a boundary on minimal width from Aamer. What a shot! The third ball is a dot. First slip taken off by Pakistan. Fourth ball dot again. Single taken with a gentle stroke towards third man. Tamim plays out a dot. Bangladesh need 181 from 17 overs. BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 6 (7), Sabbir Rahman 14 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 15/1 in Overs 2: Mohammad Irfan to bowl now.  Tamim leaves the first ball. A leg-bye, and then Sabbir hits past mid on fielder to get his second boundary. Single taken on the next ball, and Tamim then hits towards deep midwicket for two runs off a ball aimed at his pads. Tamim comes down the track and hits in the air, but it goes one bounce to the third man. Bangladesh need 187 from 18 overs.  BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 4 (5), Sabbir Rahman 9 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 6/1 in Overs 1: Mohammad Aamer to bowl. For the FIRST time in INDIA. Drifts down the leg, single taken by Tamim towards fine leg. Aamer hits on the pads, but was high, and missing the leg. BOWLED HIM! Soumya Sarkar’s off-stump knocked down! What a ball! The batsman is nowhere in line to play the ball, and Aamer uses the seam well to get the ball into the batsman after pitching it in the line of the off stump. Sabbir Rahman is the new man in, he gets a FOUR on the off side. BATTING: Tamim Iqbal 1 (1), Sabbir Rahman 4 (3)

OUT! Soumya Sarkar b Mohammad Aamer 0 (2)

So, the first 200 of the tournament and Pakistan is the team to achieve it. Weren’t they struggling on all fronts in the batting department till like yesterday? Nevertheless. Excellent innings by Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez, who laid the platform for a big total. Afridi was lucky, as he has always been in his career. Does anyone remember after how many days Afridi has fired in this passion?

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 201/2 in Overs 20: FOUR! A full toss on the off stump and Malik pierces field on the off side for runs. FOUR again! Straight down the ground, superb strike. A single on the third ball, could have been adjudged a no-ball for height. SIX! NO! WICKET! Afridi flicks but hits straight to the deep midwicket fielder! No record for fastest half-century for Pakistan! Two runs to Malik on a low full toss, Pakistan, would you believe it, bring up the first 200 of the tournament. BATTING: Shoaib Malik 15 (9), Imad Wasim 0 (0)

OUT! Shahid Afridi c Mahmudullah b Taskin Ahmed 49 (19)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 189/2 in Overs 19: Malik pulls a short ball from Shakib towards deep midwicket for a single. FOUR! A wide ball slapped again through cover, no stopping Afridi here. Single towards long off on the third ball. Strange shot on backfoot from Malik for no run. Single towards long on on the fourth ball. SIX! Afridi clobbers another!  BATTING: Shahid Afridi 49 (18), Shoaib Malik 3 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 176/2 in Overs 18: The day HAS to belong to Afridi.  A short ball over the off stump from Taskin is slapped for a SIX on the off side. Afridi hits straight to extra cover. A wild heave, but straight to long off. Afridi completes the single walking towards the other end. In and out for Umar Akmal! He tries to be Afridi here, hits straight to mid off. Malik is away with a single. BATTING: Shahid Afridi 38 (15), Shoaib Malik 1 (1)

OUT! Umar Akmal c Shakib Al Hasan b Taskin Ahmed 0 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 168/2 in Overs 17: FOUR! Hafeez comes down the track, beats the fielder at deep square leg and gets runs on the third ball from Sunny. WICKET! Soumya Sarkar takes one of those catches too frequent in T20 cricket, on the ropes, pulling the ball in and grabbing the ball inside the ropes. But there’s no stopping Afridi, who hits past point for another FOUR! Single to end the over.   BATTING: Shahid Afridi 31 (12), Umar Akmal 0 (0)

OUT! Mohammad Hafeez c Soumya Sarkar b Arafat Sunny 59 (39)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 157/2 in Overs 16:  Al-Amin comes back. Where is Mahmudullah? Why Bangladesh have not used him today? Afridi takes 3 runs off the first 2 balls. FOUR! Hafeez beats short third man to get another FOUR! This is smart batting. FOUR again, through cover, on a full toss. Poor bowling from Bangladesh. 150 up already. SIX!!! WHAT A STRIKE! AFRIDI’s skier sends the ball flying way back into the stands!  BATTING: Mohammad Hafeez 59 (39), Shahid Afridi 25 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 139/2 in Overs 15:  Mashrafe to bowl. Afridi starts off with a single on the leg side. Half-century for Mohammad Hafeez! It has been a brilliant knock by the right-handed batsman. He is in form, follows a half-century in warm-up round with another. FOUR! Afridi hits past the deep square leg on a short ball, and then plays the paddle sweep for another boundary! SIX! It’s a bad, bad day for Bangladesh. Their captain fires a beamer, and Afridi gets enough bat to send the ball flying over the ropes for a SIX! Mashrafe makes up with a ball fired right outside off. 18 runs off the over.  BATTING: Mohammad Hafeez 50 (36), Shahid Afridi 16 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 121/2 in Overs 14:  No stopping here for Shehzad and Hafeez. Pakistan getting runs at ease, if not boundaries then easy ones and twos coming in for them. A helicopter shot! Of all people Shehzad tries to emulate Dhoni, and is caught at deep midwicket! Finally a breakthrough for Bangladesh.  BATTING: Mohammad Hafeez 49 (35), Shahid Afridi 0 (0)

OUT! Ahmed Shehzad c Mahmudullah b Sabbir Rahman 52 (39)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 117/1 in Overs 13:  Fifty for Shehzad! He announces his arrival back in the style, gets a FOUR with fine leg up and then a single. FOUR again! Over the fielder at short midwicket, Pakistan may get 200 runs here! Another pull, but straight to the fielder. Single to end the over, 11 runs added.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 51 (36), Mohammad Hafeez 46 (32)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 106/1 in Overs 12:  FOUR! Al-Amin is punished for being short as Shehzad hits the ball well in the gap on the leg side. Pakistan bring up their 100 runs in style. Al-Amin makes a comeback with two dot balls. The scoring rate has been close to 9 an over.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 45 (33), Mohammad Hafeez 41 (29)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 99/1 in Overs 11:  Shakib continues. Single on the second ball and a good strike on off gets two runs to Hafeez. Shakib then drops it short, and Hafeez rocks back to smash a FOUR on the leg side. Swing and a miss on the second last ball. Two runs towards third man to the Professor.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 39 (29), Mohammad Hafeez 40 (27)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 90/1 in Overs 10: Change in bowling, Sabbir Rahman is welcomed with a great stroke piercing deep midwicket and long on for a FOUR by Shehzad. The second ball is a dot, and single taken on the third. Fourth ball is a dot. And so is the fifth. Two runs for Hafeez on leg side to end the over.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 38 (27), Mohammad Hafeez 32 (23)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 83/1 in Overs 9:  Shakib has change of ends. Single on the leg side off the first ball. Another single, Shehzad hits on the leg side. Third ball hit on the leg side for a single again, and another sharp single on the off side on the fourth. And another single to end the over.   BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 33 (24), Mohammad Hafeez 30 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 77/1 in Overs 8:  Mashrafe Mortaza comes on to try out something new. Pakistan rotating the strike well, but not able to convert ones into twos. Shehzad shuffles to hit a FOUR behind square leg. Another mix up, despite no fielder being around the ball. FOUR! Shehzad rolls his wrists and beats the third man for another FOUR.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 30 (21), Mohammad Hafeez 27 (17)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 65/1 in Overs 7:  Sunny continues. Hafeez plays late and takes a single towards short third man. A gentle push towards cover for another single, by Shehzad. Third ball is a dot, a single taken on the fourth by Hafeez. SIX! Hafeez rocks down the track again, and hits very high, clears the ropes.   BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 20 (17), Mohammad Hafeez 25 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 55/1 in Overs 6: Shakib Al Hasan comes on into the attack. Shehzad defends the first ball well. He comes down the wicket, pushes on the leg side for a single on the next. Hafeez dances down, and hits over the bowler for another FOUR. Appeal for stumping, the ball was a wide down the leg and Hafeez was shuffling. Nope, the batsman’s safe. The backfoot was moving but was placed on the ground. FOUR! Hafeez cracks through cover, gets another four. This is a terrific start for Pakistan, Bangladesh are clueless how to stop their opponents. Another mixup, but another dive from Shehzad saves him. He rams into Rahim in the process, the ‘keeper is getting some treatment.   BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 18 (15), Mohammad Hafeez 17 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 55/1 in Overs 6: Shakib Al Hasan comes on into the attack. Shehzad defends the first ball well. He comes down the wicket, pushes on the leg side for a single on the next. Hafeez dances down, and hits over the bowler for another FOUR. Appeal for stumping, the ball was a wide down the leg and Hafeez was shuffling. Nope, the batsman’s safe. The backfoot was moving but was placed on the ground. FOUR! Hafeez cracks through cover, gets another four. This is a terrific start for Pakistan, Bangladesh are clueless how to stop their opponents. Another mixup, but another dive from Shehzad saves him.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 18 (15), Mohammad Hafeez 17 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 44/1 in Overs 5: Sunny continues. Risky single taken on the first ball, Shehzad makes a dive to get in on time. The second ball is a dot. What a strike! Shehzad plays inside out, coming down the wicket, gets a FOUR!. He follows up with a single. Pakistan scoring at more than 10 an over. Watch out for run-outs, Hafeez ans Shehzad quite busy at the moment. A dot to end the over.  BATTING: Ahmed Shehzad 17 (13), Mohammad Hafeez 8 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 38/1 in Overs 4: Taskin comes on, Shehzad rocks back, and times one really well on the leg side for a FOUR. The second ball is hit straight to point. Third ball is a dot, played straight to mid on. Fourth ball is dot again, Taskin bouncing back. A single taken on the second last ball of the over. A direct hit at the non-strikers’ end, and the batsman is safe. BATTING:Ahmed Shehzad 12 (10), Mohammad Hafeez 7 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 32/1 in Overs 3: Arafat Sunny has been summoned to put brakes on Pakistan’s surge. Slow bowler will take all the pace off the ball. Shehzad hits on the leg side to take a single off the first ball. Sharjeel defends the second ball on backfoot. WICKET! Sharjeel squanders ANOTHER chance! He has been cleaned up while trying to late-cut the ball, while he came down the wicket at the same time! Mohammad Hafeez walks out. Pakistan have got some runs, but this isn’t the start they would have desired. SIX! Hafeez rocks down the wicket and hits over long on to get off the mark. Final ball is a dot. BATTING:Ahmed Shehzad 7 (5), Mohammad Hafeez 6 (3)

OUT! Sharjeel Khan b Arafat Sunny 18 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 25/0 in Overs 2: Al-Amin comes on for the second over. He was terrific in the Asia Cup 2016 in his backyard. SIX! Sharjeel swings his bat wildly on a short ball on leg, and hits over deep fine leg to clear the ropes. Another wild swing, but misses to connect on the second ball outside off. SIX, again! Sharjeel gets one in the zone and all he has to do is to hit in in the air well enough. Pakistan getting momentum early on! Inside edge on the fourth ball, but Pakistan steal a single. Shehzad pushes on the leg side for another single, and Sharjeel will face the final ball. FOUR! Sharjeel is showing, finally, what Pakistan see in him. An overpitched ball is hit over mid off for a boundary. BATTING: Sharjeel Khan 18 (8), Ahmed Shehzad 6 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES Pakistan 7/0 in Overs 1: Sharjeel Khan is lucky as a mistimed stroke off the second ball from Taskin just manages to clear the fielder at mid on. It was a poor stroke, the ball rose quite sharply on him. Ahmed Shehzad blocks the first ball well, though he is not having his usual stance. FOUR! Shehzad plays on the up and gets first runs on the board for his side! A good stroke through cover. A single taken on the second last ball, with a gentle nudge towards the leg side. A leg-bye to end the over. BATTING: Sharjeel Khan 1 (3), Ahmed Shehzad 5 (3)

Pakistani batsmen will be coming out in sometime, the anthems are done. There are a handful of fans for both Bangladesh and Pakistan for this game. Taskin will start the proceedings…

2.50 PM IST: Time for the national anthems! The Eden Gardens is quite empty for this clash. Meanwhile, CricketCountry’s live cricket blog in Bangla is ready. You can follow the Bangladesh vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2016 match here

TOSS: Pakistan win toss, will bat first! To ensure a good batting performance, Afridi says Pakistan have drafted in 6 batsmen! No Mustafizur for Bangladesh! Here are the teams:

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi (c), Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Imad Wasim, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahman (wk), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Arafat Sunny, Al-Amin Hossain and Taskin Ahmed.

2.20 PM IST: Hello! So we are still recovering from India’s shocking defeat last night, and this game between Pakistan and Bangladesh will be no less entertaining, I am sure.

For those uninitiated, Bangladesh have won as many as five limited-overs matches on the trot against Pakistan, and it will be a tough game for sure for Shahid Afridi and his men. Pakistan have been struggling on almost all fronts and it will be a massive challenge for them to keep their recent disappointments aside and put up a good show. ALSO READ – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup 2016 Match 14 at Kolkata: Bangladesh’s likely XI

There is uncertainty over the availability of Mustafizur Rahman, who did not play in a major part of the Asia Cup 2016 and stayed away from Bangladesh’s Round 1 matches in the ICC World T20 2016.  Bangladesh have not revealed anything is specific about their star bowler, and we will have to wait and watch. ALSO READ – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, T20 World Cup 2016, Match 14 at Eden Gardens: Mohammad Aamer vs Tamim Iqbal and other Key Battles

Pakistan’s batsmen will have to step up and perform as a unit if they have to make any progress after gloomy days in the Asia Cup 2016. It was a monumental failure from Pakistani batsmen, who failed to click when it mattered the most. ALSO READ – Pakistan vs Bangladesh, ICC T20 World Cup 2016, Match 14 at Eden Gardens: Pakistan’s likely XI

Squads:

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (c), Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Mohammad Aamer, Mohammed Hafeez, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Sami, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shoaib Malik, Sharjeel Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Hider.

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