Soumya-Sarkar has scored his second ODI fifty of his career © Getty Images (File Photo)
Soumya-Sarkar has scored his second ODI fifty of his career © Getty Images (File Photo)

Young Soumya Sarkar scored a fighting fifty, second one of his career, which secured Bangladesh’s smooth sailing in the run chase of 251 against Pakistan in the third One-Day International at Dhaka. Tamim Iqbal, who has scored two back to back hundreds in the series, is playing the second fiddle here. Soumya’s fifty came in 66 balls. After the end of 20 overs Bangladesh are 96 for no loss. Srakar is batting on 51, Iqbal is on 40. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 3rd ODI

Earlier Pakistan  scored 250 in their innings after skipper Azhar won an important toss and elected to bat first. With a rain forecast later in the day, the decision was highly questionable. Pakistan made three changes to the team that lost the last game. Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed and a out of sorts Saeed Ajmal are not playing. Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar and young Aslam replaced them. Bangladesh decided to field an unchanged side. Live Scorecard Bangladesh vs Pakistan 3rd ODI

Azhar scored a fighting hundred and along with Haris Sohail put Pakistan on strong position after the 39th over. But they lost their way after fall of Azhar’s wicket and lost eight for 43. If Bangladesh manage to chase down the target, they will take the series 3-0, which will be a historic achievement for the Bangla boys.