Bangladesh vs Pakistan
Over 50 - Pak 329/7 (Gul 0, U Akmal 14)
Three runs to secure a spot in the final. Alam gets some treatment from the physio, he fell on his face while completing the run in the last over. A couple of dots as Akmal goes for the big shots and misses, and then he takes a single to give Alam the strike. WICKET! More drama as Alam goes for the run and is run out. It was a bouncer and Alam misses it but wants the run. Four, Akmal finishes everything with a boundary, Pakistan go into the final and chase a mammoth 326 to beat Bangladesh.
Over 49 - Pak 324/6 (Alam 74, U Akmal 9)
There is a mini conference out in the field, Bangladeshis don't know what to do. Shakib comes into the attack to bowl his last over. Akmal joins the party as he smashes this through cover for four. A couple more runs and Pakistan need 6 more to win. A couple of runs to end the over, Pakistan need 3 runs from the last over.
Over 48 - Pak 314/6 (Alam 70, U Akmal 3)
Three overs to go, 31 runs will take Pakistan to a win. A single to Akmal and now Alam hits a six over long-on, Pakistan keep the runs flowing. A couple of runs to long leg, Razzak pushes it on the leg stump, and Alam flicks it fine. Six more, Alam hits it over midwicket for a six, this is his highest score in ODIs. A single and then two runs to end the over, 18 runs from the over. Pakistan need 13 from 12 to win.
Over 47 - Pak 296/6 (Alam 55, U Akmal 0)
Afridi gets some attention from the physio. Afridi hits it straight up in the air and the captain's dropped it at short cover! This could be costly for Bangladesh. More attention from the physio for Afridi, no runner for Afridi. Six, Afridi scoops the ball outside off for a six to the fine leg boundary. WICKET! Run out, Afridi was struggling to run and he sets off for a single, a direct hit from mid-off finds him short of his ground. Akmal is the new man in. A couple more runs to end the over.
Over 46 - Pak 286/5 (Alam 52, Afridi 52)
Shakib comes back into the attack, the bowler and the captain have a long chat about field positions. Five runs from the over, a good one under the circumstances.
Over 45 - Pak 281/5 (Alam 50, Afridi 51)
Alam takes a single again and gets to his 50, Shafiul Islam comes into the attack. A long chat between the bowler and the captain about field placings. Four, Afridi gets hold of this and hits it through extra cover for four, smashed it with lots of power. Six, then he powers it over midwicket for a six, no need to change the field for that, then a wide from the bowler and Afridi lets it go. Four more, Afridi hits the last ball for four, this is the joint second-highest 50 in ODIs.
Over 44 - Pak 265/5 (Alam 49, Afridi 37)
A single to Alam who is happy to give the strike to the big hitting boom-boom. Al-Amin to Afridi, Bangladesh cannot win with a bonus point in this game. That target is gone. Afridi takes a single to midwicket. Five singles from the over.
Over 43 - Pak 260/5 (Alam 46, Afridi 35)
Shakib comes into the attack to counter the threat from Afridi. Six, Afridi hits it over long-on for a six with unbelievable power. A couple of runs through to the sweeper on the off side. Six, Afridi hits it off his front foot over long-off for another six. Another six, that is three in this over, a slog sweep over square leg for six. 20 runs from the over.
Over 42 - Pak 240/5 (Alam 46, Afridi 15)
Mahmudullah starts his 7th over, a single brings Rehman on strike and WICKET! Pakistan's gamble has not paid off, Rehman holes it to long-on and Ziaur Rahman takes the wicket. Shahid Afridi comes in to bat. Six, Afridi hits the first ball he faces for a six, does not connect it well, but it still sails over long-on for a six. A couple of runs to deep midwicket. Another six, Afridi hits this miles over the boundary line for six, a single to end the over.
Over 41 - Pak 224/4 (Alam 45, Rehman 8)
A single to start the over, not sure sending Rehman in before the big hitters is a good idea. Nasir Hossain starts a new spell, six runs from the over, the required rate has climbed to 11.44 per over.
Over 40 - Pak 218/4 (Alam 43, Rehman 4)
Mahmudullah replaces Shakib, Alam takes a quick single to bring Rehman on strike. Rehman gets two runs, a tough chance dropped by the long-on fielders. Three singles to end the over. Pakistan need 109 runs from 10 overs.
Over 39 - Pak 212/4 (Alam 41, Rehman 1)
A couple of runs to Alam from the first ball, a single then brings Shehzad on strike. WICKET! A yorker from Razzak and Shehzad is bowled, misses that completely. Rehman comes in to bat, Pakistan protecting their big hitters. He gets off the mark with a single to long leg. Five runs from the over.
Over 38 - Pak 207/3 (Alam 37, Shehzad 103)
Shakib to start after the drinks break, Alam takes a single to square leg. Five singles from the over, the required rate climbs to 10 per over.
Over 37 - Pak 202/3 (Alam 34, Shehzad 101)
A couple of singles to start the over, and then Alam hits Razzak for a boundary through the off side, a cut shot from middle and leg stump. Shehzad gets his 100, good knock from him, he has accelerated his innings considerably after reaching 50.
Over 36 - Pak 194/3 (Alam 28, Shehzad 99)
The power play starts for Pakistan, they need some acceleration to chase this total down. Three singles from the first over of the power play, Shakib bowls it.
Over 35 - Pak 191/3 (Alam 27, Shehzad 97)
Al-Amin comes back into the attack. Six, Shehzad has improved his run rate and this will help it. He hits it over long leg for a six. A whip through square leg and Shehzad gets a single. Nine runs from the over.
Over 34 - Pak 182/3 (Alam 26, Shehzad 89)
A single from the first ball and then Shehzad pushes it through long-on for a couple of runs. Four runs from the over, the required rate is over 9 per over.
Over 33 - Pak 178/3 (Alam 25, Shehzad 86)
A single to start the over from Shafiul and then Alam hits it through the off side for four. A single brings Shehzad on strike, Shafiul bowls a poor ball outside off and Shehzad flicks it through midwicket for four.
Over 32 - Pak 169/3 (Alam 20, Shehzad 81)
A couple of singles to start the over, Shehzad hits two fours, one through extra cover and the other through midwicket. A single to end the over.
Over 31 - Pak 156/3 (Alam 19, Shehzad 71)
Shafiul comes into the attack, four, Alam hits it through third man for four. A single follows the boundary, Shehzad hits it through the point boundary for four. A wide from Shafiul to end the over.
- 4th Mar 2014
- Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
- Shere Bangla National Stadium
- J D Cloete, N J Llong
- TV Umpire
- C K Nandan
- Match Referee
- B C Broad
- Reserve Umpire
- T Ahmed
pakistan BATTING CARD
|A. Shehzad||b Razzak||103|
|M. Hafeez||c Kayes b Haque||52|
|M.K. Niazi||b Al Hasan||4|
|S. Maqsood||c Bijoy b Haque||2|
|F. Alam||run out (Bijoy)||74|
|A. Rehman||c Rahman b Mahmudullah||8|
|S.S.M.K. Afridi||run out (Al Hasan)||59|
|U. Akmal||Not out||14|
|Extras||9w, 1b, 3lb||13|
|Total||49.5 Overs||329 - 7|