Bangladesh lost their seventh ICC World Cup match to Pakistan by seven wickets. This meant that they were no longer in the running for a top-four spot.
Bangladesh’s sixth straight loss in seven games means they can’t make it to the semi-finals. On the other hand, Pakistan’s move to fifth place in the table with six points keeps their hopes of making it to the top four alive.
Shaheen Shah Afridi did a great job with the ball, taking three wickets for 23 runs and putting Bangladesh out for 204. Fakhar Zaman, who was playing for the first time since coming back, hit his 16th ODI fifty, hitting seven sixes and three fours in 74 balls to help Pakistan win their third game with 105 balls to spare.
Bangladesh has two more games left, against Sri Lanka on November 6 and Australia on November 11. Pakistan, on the other hand, will try to beat New Zealand and England on November 4 and 11 to improve their chances of making it to the playoffs.
Miraz’s 100th ODI kill keeps Fakhar from getting a century.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz got his 100th ODI wicket when he got Fakhar Zaman out for 81 off of 74 balls. It was his third wicket of the game. Miraz became the seventh bowler from Bangladesh to do it.
After 28 overs, Pakistan was three down for 171 after Fakhar was out.
The left-handed batter hit seven sixes and three fours and didn’t seem to be worried by the Bangladesh bowlers as he went for his 11th ODI hundred. However, he failed to connect when he tried to slog-sweep Miraz over deep midwicket and was caught on the ropes.
Before being out, he hit Miraz for four sixes.
Shafique and Babar leave, but Fakhar marches on.
Pakistan lost starter Abdullah Shafique and captain Babar Azam in the first five overs, but Fakhar Zaman went on a rampage as they tried to reach Bangladesh’s 204-run goal.
Shafiqe (68) and Babar (9) were both bowled out by Bangladeshi off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz. On the other end, Fakhar was on fire and was still unbeaten on 80 runs off 69 balls after 26 overs, which put Pakistan two down for 165.
The left-handed hitter hit seven sixes and three fours, and he wants to get his 11th ODI hundred.
Fakhar and Shafique both hit fifty runs to help Pakistan catch up.
Bangladesh set a score of 204 runs, and openers Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique hit fifty runs to help Pakistan reach that score.
Shafique hit the milestone in 56 balls when he hit Taskin Ahmed through the off-side in the 18th over of the game. Fakhar did it in style in the same over, taking 51 balls as he danced down the wicket and hit Taskin over the fence.
Pakistan reached 105 for no loss after 18 overs thanks to their fifty scores.
Pakistan’s starters are off to a good start.
In Pakistan’s chase for Bangladesh’s 204-run goal, Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique got the team off to a good start with a 52-run stand after 10 overs.
Zaman led the way with two sixes and five fours in 33 balls, making him unbeaten. His partner hit two fours and was still not out on 20 off 27 balls after the Powerplay ended.
Bangladesh goes all out for 204
Bangladesh lost to Pakistan by 204 runs after choosing to bat first in their ICC World Cup match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday. They had another sorry performance with the bat.
Mahmudullah Riyad got the most with 56 runs off of 70 balls, while Liton Das and captain Shakib Al Hasan scored 45 and 43 runs, respectively. The Pakistani bowlers did a great job, with pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi leading the attack and taking three wickets, including two in the Powerplay.
Bangladesh has lost the most wickets in the powerplay so far in the event. They lost three wickets in the first 10 overs, but opener Liton and veteran Mahmudullah put together a 79-run stand to make progress in the innings.
Liton took a cautious approach and hit six fours during his steady 45 from 64 balls before he smashed one straight to midwicket off the bowling of off-spinner Iftikhar Ahmed.
Shaheen trapped Mahmudullah by moving around the wicket and taking the old ball in a way that it would not hit the right-handed hitter.
Shakib lost his wicket while trying to pull Pakistani fast bowler Haris Rauf in the 40th over, after a hard-fought 64-ball 43. Bangladesh was struggling to make a good score.
With 10 overs left, Shakib had been through a lot after Liton’s loss and Bangladesh were down to four down for 102. He had been struggling to get runs all game but looked determined to keep going until he top-edged it straight to midwicket, ending all of his hard work.
Shakib tries to pull but fails and loses his wicket.
When Bangladeshi captain Shakib Al Hasan tried to pull Pakistani fast bowler Haris Rauf in the 40th over, he lost his wicket after a hard-fought 64-ball 43.
With 10 overs left, Shakib had been through a lot after Liton Das’s loss put Bangladesh down to four down for 102. He had been unable to get any runs, but he was determined to keep going until he top edged the ball straight to midwicket, ending all of his hard work.
After he was out, Bangladesh was down seven runs and 185 runs, and Taskin Ahmed came to the middle to play the tail.
Towhid leaves for little money, and Bangladesh lose their sixth
Towhid Hridoy’s comeback innings lasted only three balls. He took a single, hit leg-spinner Usama Mir for a huge six, and was then caught at slip by the same bowler, leaving him out for just seven runs. After 32 overs, Bangladesh was down to 141-6.
The tough 15 he has made off 37 balls so far is now joined by Mehedi Hasan Miraz.
Shaheen puts an end to Mahmudullah’s fightback.
Mahmudullah’s fight ended when pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi hit him with a fuller-length ball that went through his defences and hit the stumps. After 31 overs, Bangladesh is down to 133-5 against Pakistan in Kolkata.
Mahmudullah’s 70-ball innings, which included six fours and a six, saved Bangladesh from a bad start. However, after he was dismissed, the Tigers were stuck against Pakistan.
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain, has very little trust as he is only 14 for 35 balls. Towhid Hridoy has joined him in the middle. He is making his return to the team after missing the last two games because of bad batting results.
The 79-run stand between Mahmudullah and Liton Das gave Bangladesh a boost, but it has now worn off, and they need to start over.
There are fifty Mahmudullahs.
Mahmudullah’s good run with the bat in the World Cup kept going as he hit fifty against Pakistan off 58 balls, helping Bangladesh reach 113-4 after 26 overs in Kolkata.
It looks like Mahmudullah is the best hitter in the Bangladesh camp so far. He has hit six fours and a six.
Shakib Al Hasan, who is his partner in the middle, is having a terrible time there. In nine balls, he got off to a good start. He is now on four off of 18 balls.
Liton gets rid of it.
Liton Das gave up his wicket against the run of play, just as Bangladesh lost a wicket. This happened just as the Tigers were settling down after a rough start against Pakistan in Kolkata.
Liton hit a normal-looking delivery from Iftikhar Ahmed straight to Agha Salman inside the 30th-year-circle. He scored 45 runs off of 64 balls.
Liton and Mahmudullah were doing a great job against Pakistan’s spinners, giving Bangladesh a good run before they were out.
After 21 overs, Bangladesh is 102-4. Shakib Al Hasan, the captain, has joined Mahmudullah in the middle. He is four runs away from a fifty.
Liton and Mahmudullah finish their 50-run combination.
Liton Das and Mahmudullah are continuing to rebuild after a failure in the top order. They scored 50 runs together off of 62 balls, which helped Bangladesh reach 75-3 after 17 overs in Kolkata.
Liton and Mahmudullah have stopped the wickets from falling off at a fast rate and kept the scoreboard going. Three wickets were lost for only 23 runs.
Mahmudullah, who seems to be in good form, hit a boundary through behind square off Wasim to finish the fifty-run stand.
Mahmudullah has hit five fours so far and is now 31 off 35 balls.
Liton, on the other hand, has hit 33 off of 55 balls and is only 17 runs away from his third fifty in the World Cup.
In the 16th over, Liton almost lost when he tried to go for the overhead route against Usama Mir’s leg spin and ended up top-edging the ball.
Haris Rauf rushed in from far off to catch the ball, but luckily for Liton, it missed him by a few feet.
Liton and Mahmudullah fight to stop the fall
Mahmudullah and Liton Das are taking the time to rebuild. Bangladesh lost three wickets and scored 37 runs in the first powerplay.
Liton is 19 runs up after 31 balls, with three fours to his credit. Since being moved up to number five, Mahmudullah has made nine off of thirteen balls and hit one four through the off side.
When Pakistan was asked to bowl first, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf gave them the early runs they were hoping for.
Bangladesh is in shock after Shaheen and Rauf’s early strikes.
Bangladesh lost three wickets in the first six overs of their ICC ODI World Cup match against Pakistan today at the Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata. It was a terrible start for Bangladesh.
As Bangladesh fell to 6-2, pacer Shaheen Afridi gave them a double blow. In the first over, he trapped Tanzid Hasan lbw for a duck, and in the next over, he caught Najmul Hossain Shanto for just four.
Haris Rauf then joined and made things worse for Bangladesh by getting Mushfiqur Rahim out for five with the last ball of the sixth over.
Bangladesh is down to 23-3 after six overs, with Liton Das on 14 at bat. Mahmudullah has joined Liton in the middle.
Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first earlier.