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Pakistan win by 55 runs! So that is it. Pakistan open their ICC World T20 2016 campaign with a win. A comprehensive performance by Shahid Afridi and co. Boom Boom led from the front. Smashed a 19-ball 49 and picked two important wickets as well. He is man of the match as well. Pakistan now occupy the top spot on Super 10 Group 2 points table.
Live Score Bangladesh 134/6 after 19 Overs: Mashrafe Mortaza smashes Mohammad Amir for a four. He seems to be comfortable against Amir. Remember, back to back boundaries in Asia Cup? Bangladesh need 68 off 6 balls.
Mithun Ali Out! Gone! Good catch by Mohammad Amir at third man. Umpire checking for a no-ball. The foot falls on the line and it belongs to the umpire. Given out! Bangladesh lose sixth. Mithun c Amir b Irfan 2(4).
Mushfiqur Rahim Out! Slower one from Mohammad Amir, Mushfiqur Rahim gets the top edge and easy catch for Sarfraz Ahmed. Second wicket for Amir. Rahim c Sarfraz b Amir 18(21). Also Catch- Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Score
Live Score Bangladesh 105/4 after 16 Overs: Just formalities remain in this match. Required run-rate is well above 24 runs per over. Pakistan have been super today. So final four overs coming up, how near will Bangladesh reach?
Live Score Bangladesh 98/4 after 15 Overs: The required run-rate has swelled up to over 20 runs per over. This is getting out of Bangladesh’s reach here. Mushfiqur Rahim is struggling and that is not helping Bangladesh’s cause. Also Catch- PAK vs BAN Free Live Streaming
Live Score Bangladesh 93/4 after 14 Overs: Wahab Riaz bowls an excellent over. Mushfiqur Rahim was at bay against him. Just five from it. He, however, conceded a boundary, but a better effort from fielder was needed.
Live Score Bangladesh 88/4 after 13 Overs: So the required run-rate has gone up to over 15 runs per over now. Shakib Al Hassan and Mushfiqur Rahim looking to score some quick runs. Should the duo give it up here? And maybe concentrate on narrowing down the defeat margin. So that run-rate is not hurt badly. Anyway never say die should be their moto here.
Mahmudullah Out! Gone! Imad Wasim into the attack and he straight-away picks the wicket. Mahmudullah attempts slog-sweep, but finds Sharjeel Khan near deep backward square leg, who takes a fine catch. Mahmudullah c Sharjeel Khan b Imad Wasim 4(5).
Live Score Bangladesh 69/2 after 10 Overs: Mahmudullah has now joined Shakib Al Hassan in the middle. Bangladesh need apartnership here, and they need to do it quickly. The run-rate is creeping up. Bangladesh need 133 more runs to win in 10 overs.
Tamim Iqbal Out! This is big wicket here for Pakistan! Boom Boom picks his second wicket. Tamim has to go He opts for a slog-sweep, ends up hitting it towards the deep mid-wicket. Fine catch there by Imad Wasim. T Iqbal c Imad Wasim b Afridi 24(20).
Live Score Bangladesh 56/2 after 7 Overs: That is fifty up for Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal brings team fifty with a beautiful inside-out shot over covers for a six. Shoaib Malik was the bowler on that occasion, he gives away 11 runs from his first over. Bangladesh need 146 runs in 78 balls.
Sabbir Rahman Out! Got him! Shahid Afridi strikes! He was hit for a six and four, but comes back to remove Sabbir Rahman. Nicely bowled by Afridi, it was a flipper and Sabbir goes for the cut, misses it, all ends up. S Rahman b Afridi 25(19).
Live Score Bangladesh 26/1 after 4 Overs: Mohammad Irfan keeping it nice and tight. Pakistan have used two bowlers so far, and we might see change in bowling in the next over. Will Afridi bring himself on or go to Wahab Riaz, his third seamer for the day?
Live Score Bangladesh 21/1 after 3 Overs: Mohammad Amir continued with his second over. Sabbir Rahman looks in good touch as he smashed Amir for a boundary, Bangladesh need plenty from his bat. On the other hand, Pakistan will be looking to pick another wicket here.
Live Score Bangladesh 15/1 after 2 Overs: Mohammad Irfan with the second over. A boundary for Sabbir Rahman, his second so far. Irfan gives away eight runs from his first over. Bangladesh need 187 more runs to win from 18 overs.
Soumya Sarkar Out! Gone! What a start for Pakistan and Mohammad Amir. Cleaned him up with an incoming delivery. Could not get his bat down in time and the ball goes through. S Sarkar b Amir 0(2). Sabbir Rahman is the new batsman in.
Live Score Pakistan 201/5 after 20 Overs: Pakistan end on a high. Finish with 201 on board. However, fans will be disappointed to see Shahid Afridi fall one-run short of his half-century. It could have been the fastest fifty for Pakistan in T20Is. S Afridi c Mahmudullah b Taskin Ahmed 49(19). This is only the second time Pakistan has finished with 200 on board.
Live Score Pakistan 189/4 after 19 Overs: 13 from this Shakib Al Hasan over. Shahid Afridi smashed Shakib for a six and is now batting on 49 off 18 balls. One over remaining and Pakistan will be eyeing over 200 maybe.
Umar Akmal Out! Gone! Looking to go over mind-off, Umar Akmal perishes. He was looking to up the ante and had to do it. Could not get underneath it and hits it straight to Shakib Al Hassan. U Akmal c Shakib b Taskin Ahmed 0(2)
Mohammad Hafeez Out! What an effort by Soumya Sarkar! He took the catch, then threw it back into the field and came back from boundary rope to complete it. We have seen this so often in T20s, but this one was special. Nevertheless, brilliant knock by Hafeez this. M Hafeez c Soumya Sarkar b A Sunny 64(42). Umar Akmal comes out to bat.
Live Score Pakistan 157/2 after 16 Overs: 150 up for Pakistan. Al-Amin continues to be expensive. Two back to back fours for Hafeez, followed by a huge six down the ground by Boom Boom. 18 from this over as well. Pakistan’s run-rate is close to 10 runs per over and 200 is well within the sight.
Live Score Pakistan 139/2 after 15 Overs: That is half-century for Mohammad Hafeez! 50 off 36 balls, his ninth in T20I. Meanwhile, Shahid Afridi has taken his counterpart- Mashrafe Mortaza to cleaners. Two fours, followed by a six off a no-ball. No run off the free hit though. Overall 18 runs from this over.
Ahmed Shehzad Out! Gone, caught near the boundary. Shehzad fetched the ball from off-side to on-side, could not get hold of it and ends it slicing to Mahmudullah near deep mid-wicket. A Shehzad c Mahmudullah b S Rahman 52(39). It is BOOM BOOM time, Shaid Afridi comes out to bat.
Live Score Pakistan 117/1 after 13 Overs: What a comeback innings from Ahmed Shehzad! Fifty for him! 50 off 35 balls. His fifth T20I fifty. End of another expensive over, 11 from it. Pakistan fans be like…
Live Score Pakistan 106/1 after 12 Overs: That is hundred up for Pakistan. Al-Amin Hossain brought back into the attack, gave away 18 from his first over. A boundary for Ahmed Shehzad, his seventh four overall, in this over. Seven from this over. Both batsmen nearing their half-centuries.
Live Score Pakistan 99/1 after 11 Overs: Nine ruuns from Shakib Al Hassan’s third over. A boundary for Mohammad Hafeez in this over. This partnership is now worth 73 off 51 balls. Bangladesh need a moment of magic here.
Live Score Pakistan 90/1 after 10 Overs: Halfway through and Pakistan grow stronger. Bangladesh need a breakthrough here, nothing going there way so far. If Pakistan continue to bat this way, Bangladesh will have to chase something over 180-run mark. And the Green Shirts will be eyeing that.
Live Score Pakistan 83/1 after 9 Overs: Both Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez looking for singles as well, which has been the feature of this partnership. Six singles from this over. And the partnership is worth 57 off 39 balls. Shehzad batting on 33 while Hafeez is on 30.
Live Score Pakistan 77/1 after 8 Overs: Runs, runs and runs! Mashrafe Mortaza brings himself on and he concedes 12 runs. Two boundaries for Ahmed Shehzad in this over. Pakistan’s current run-rate is 9.62 runs per over.
Live Score Pakistan 65/1 after 7 Overs: Arafat Sunny with his third over. Starts off nicely, but concedes a six on the last ball and that spoils the over for him. Mohammad Hafeez with a huge six down the ground, over long-on. Pakistan doing it nicely here. Second six for Hafeez that.
Live Score Pakistan 55/1 after 6 Overs: Shakib AL Hassan into the attack now. Fifty up for Pakistan. Third umpire was pressed for a stumping appeal by Mushfiqur Rahim against Mohammad Hafeez, but it was al safe for the batsman. Couple of boundaries for Hafeez in this over. End of powerplay.
Live Score Pakistan 44/1 after 5 Overs: Mohammad Hafeez has joined Ahmed Shehzad in the middle and the duo is looking to keep Pakistan’s scoring rate moving at a healthy run-rate. Last over of the powerplay coming up. Pakistan will be eyeing for one big over here. Lets see how the powerplay ends for Pakistan.
Sharjeel Khan Out! Gone! Change in bowling does the trick. Arafat Sunny gets Sharjeel second time in a row. He ba,boozled him in Asia Cup and now here. Sharjeel jumps out of his crease, only to miss the line of the ball and he is bowled. S Khan b Arafat Sunny 18 (10b).
Live Score Pakistan 25/0 after 2 Overs: What an over for Pakistan. Sharjeel Khan has clubbed Al-Amin Hossain for two sixes and a four in this over. Total of 18 runs come from this over. Sharjeel is looking in good touch.
Live Score Pakistan 7/0 after 1 Over: Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad are the two opening batsmen for Pakistan. Taskin Ahmed, as usual, opens the attack for Bangladesh. Sharjeel was lucky. Tamim misjudged a catch at mid-on. Top edge on that occasion. Cracking shot through covers from Shehzad to get off the mark.
Here is a look at playing XI of both the sides- Bangladesh: Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Arafat Sunny, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi(c), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Irfan.
Toss: Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat first. Shahid Afridi reckons it is a good batting wicket. And Mashrafe Mortaza says, he would have batted first as well. Ahmed Shehzad is back for Pakistan. No Mustafizur Rahman for Bangladesh, Arafat Sunny comes in place of Abu Hider. Hello and welcome to India.com’s coverage of Pakistan vs Bangladesh, ICC World T20 2016, Match 2 of Super 10 round at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is the ever so mercurial Pakistan side in action today, and Shahid Afridi’s boys will be up against familiar foes Bangladesh. Stay tuned as we bring you the updates.
It is Bangladesh all the way if one goes back to last five meeting in limited overs fixtures between these two sides. Bangladesh has had a considerable dominance over Pakistan in last three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two T20Is. The recent being Bangladesh’s five-wicket win in the Asia Cup earlier this month.
Shahid Afridi’s boys will have revenge on their mind when they take the field against Bangla Tigers. Pakistan’s record at Eden Gardens is something that the Green Shirts will take a cue from. However, Bangladesh will be hoping for a huge support from the Kolkata crowd. And are likely to get it.
Live Score Bangladesh 56/2 after 7 Overs: That