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Pakistan won by 102 runs.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh

Misbah leads Pakistan

Misbah hits top Twenty20 score for Pakistan in their record total.

Misbah-ul-Haq: Top scorer

Misbah-ul-Haq's best Twenty20 innings of 87 not out helped Pakistan cruise to a comfortable 102-run victory over Bangladesh in Karachi.

Batting first at the National Stadium, the hosts made their highest Twenty20 international score of 203-5, always likely to be more than enough to defeat Bangladesh.

And so it proved, as the visitors could muster just 101 and lasted only 16 overs, to ensure the first Twenty20 international to be held in Pakistan ended in a home win.

Pakistan lost both their openers in the first over, with Salman Butt run out for one and Kamran Akmal bowled by Mashrafe Mortaza for a duck.

Misbah shared a third wicket stand of 78 with Younis Khan though to steady the ship, before Younis went for 47 when caught and bowled by Sakibal Hasan.

Skipper fires

Skipper Shoaib Malik then added a quick-fire 35 in a 63-run stand with Misbah, coming off just 18 balls with two fours and three sixes.

33-year-old Misbah compiled his unbeaten 87 from 53 balls and included three fours and five sixes, as he made his best Twenty20 score and helped Pakistan to their best of 203-5.

Bangladesh had been whitewashed 5-0 in the preceding one-day series, but started their reply brightly with openers Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Nazimuddin putting on 41 for the first wicket.

Iqbal was bowled by Sohail Tanveer in the sixth over, and skipper Mohammad Ashraful started the almighty collapse as he went for 13.

No other Bangladeshi batsman could make an impact on the scorecard, and Pakistan leg-spinner Mansoor Amjad filled his boots as he took 3-3 in his first international match, in just one over.

Nazimuddin hit three sixes as he scored 42 off 48 balls but he was always fighting a one-man crusade as Bangladesh lost their last eight wickets for 16 runs.

After 16 overs the misery was ended and Pakistan picked up the easy victory in their first hosting of a Twenty20 international.

Match Details

20th Apr 2008
Nadeem Ghauri and Zameer Haider

bangladesh BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Iqbal b Tanvir 23
Nazimuddin c Amjad b Riaz 42
Ashraful c Khan b Malik 13
Ahmed run out 3
Al Hasan c Amjad b Afridi 0
Reza run out 2
Ghosh run out 1
Mahmudullah st Akmal b Amjad 2
Mortaza c Gul b Amjad 2
Razzak not out 1
S Hossain b Amjad 0
Extras 5nb, 4w, 3lb 12
Total 16.0 Overs 101
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Gul 3 0 19 0
Tanvir 3 0 23 1
Malik 3 0 27 1
Afridi 4 0 19 1
Riaz 2 0 7 1
Amjad 1 0 3 3
Full Bowling Card