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ICC World T20 2016: Pakistan thump Bangladesh by 55 runs

Updated: 16 March 2016 19:06 IST - Published: 16 March 2016 14:00 IST
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And just like that Pakistan look much more formidable, and Bangladesh will have to regroup quickly. This group is a tricky group to be in. Will wait and watch. The action now shifts to Group A where England take on West Indies in Mumbai.
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Mortaza: "200 was always difficult. After six overs it became almost impossible. Shakib batted really well and we got 150, so not so bad. Bengaluru wicket is flat so the bowlers need to come up with plans. Mustafizur is getting better, hopefully he'll be back."
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Afridi: "My performance always plays a key role but I haven't done well recently. It's a big event and I should take responsibility as captain. Spoke with the coach regarding the batting order today and he was happy with me promoting myself. From last two-three series, our batsmen have struggled to find runs. But today they did well. Likes of Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad. Openers play a very important role. Sharjeel is a good attacking cricketer too. If he gets going, he can score 60 runs in the first six overs. I expect good things from him. We don't want to live in past. Need to play good cricket against India."
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Shahid Afridi is the player of the match for his 2 for 27 and 49 off 19 balls. Watch out for him now.
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Bangladesh came into the game as favourites in many ways, but Pakistan were switched on and they have thumped Bangladesh. Pakistan's Achilles heel that is their batting came good, bolstered by Shehzad and Hafeez and then Afridi, they set a target of 202 which was always going to be tough considering the potent bowling attack of Pakistan.
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19.6 Wahab to Mashrafe, no run, yorker outside off and Mashrafe misses it. That should be it. Pakistan have bossed right from the toss and have shrugged off Bangladesh.
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19.5 Wahab to Mashrafe, no run, moves all over but misses the ball.
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19.4 Wahab to Shakib, 1 run, jabs a full ball outside off and Shakib gets to a laboured 50.
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19.3 Wahab to Shakib, 6 runs, and suddenly they are awake, Pitched up and smashed over long on.
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19.2 Wahab to Mashrafe, 1 run, backs away, Wahab bowls it short, only a single to cover.
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19.1 Wahab to Mashrafe, 4 runs, smashed over covers by Mashrafe. Lusty hitting from the skipper.
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Final over.
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18.6 Amir to Shakib, 2 runs, dug out by Shakib again to deep fine leg.
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18.5 Amir to Mashrafe, 1 leg bye, once again trying to scoop it over, very ungainly there from Mashrafe.
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18.5 Amir to Mashrafe, 1 wide, way outside off stump.
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18.4 Amir to Shakib, 1 run, in the blockhole and Shakib digs it for one.
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18.3 Amir to Mashrafe, 1 leg bye, tried to be too funky there.
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18.2 Amir to Mashrafe, 4 runs, Mashrafe backs away and slices it behind point for another four.
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18.1 Amir to Shakib, 1 run, flicked to square leg.
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17.6 Irfan to Mashrafe, 6 runs, backs away and smashes it high straight just over the boundary.
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17.5 Irfan to Mashrafe, one run, that was close, that missed the middle stump by a whisker.
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Mashrafe marking his guard.
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17.4 Irfan to Mithun, OUT, short on off and Mithun tried to ramp it to third-man, where Amir takes the catch. Checking for the no-ball, Irfan has got one spike behind the line, and the decision is upheld.
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17.3 Irfan to Shakib, 1 run, bumper into the body, Shakib pulls it for a single.
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17.2 Irfan to Shakib, 4 runs, slogged into the gap by Shakib. Should get as many here. Net run rate will be a factor.
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17.1 Irfan to Mithun, 1 run, dabs it to off side for a single.
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Irfan into his last over now!
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16.6 Amir to Mithun, 1 run, slower ball on off stump, Mithun dabs it for a single.
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16.5 Amir to Mithun, no run, full and shaping away from Amir, Mithun misses his drive.
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So, after an extended shot at an improbable glory, Mushfiqur Rahim perishes. Amir strikes almost immediately after he was brought into the attack, as he has been doing since the Asia Cup.
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Mithun Ali is the new man in.
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16.4 Amir to Rahim, OUT, the struggle is over for Mushfiq, slower short ball, Mushfiq wanted to play it fine, gets a top edge and Sarfraz swallows the catch.
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16.3 Amir to Rahim, 4 runs, finally Rahim connects with something on the off-side, as he drives over mid-off.
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16.2 Amir to Shakib, DROPPED, Bumper again and Shakib miscues it to Shehzad at square leg where Shehzad drops it.
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16.1 Amir to Shakib, no run, sharp bouncer and Shakib was late by almost a month.
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15.6 Wahab to Shakib, 1 run, makes room and slices it to Irfan at third man.
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15.5 Wahab to Shakib, 4 runs, this time something for Shakib, slower ball and Shakib waited and crashed it through the covers.
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15.4 Wahab to Shakib, no run, no timing this time to mid-off. Nothing is working for Shakib.
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15.3 Wahab to Shakib, no run, in the blockhole and Shakib can only squirt it to point.
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15.2 Wahab to Shakib, 2 runs, sliced a full ball to third man. Poor throw from Irfan.
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To add to that, the Pakistani bowlers are bowling full and wide yorkers, that are extremely hard to put away.
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15.1 Wahab to Shakib, no run, full on off and currently there is no relationship between bat and ball.
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Bangladesh need 20 runs per over from here. Perhaps now, even that miracle thing I talked about a while back, won't work either.
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14.6 Irfan to Rahim, no run, good start to the over has been wasted here.
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This is good tight bowling from Irfan. After being hit for a four off the first ball, he has come back brilliantly in this over.
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14.5 Irfan to Rahim, no run, full this time and yet Mushfiq can only watch it beat his bat.
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14.4 Irfan to Rahim, no run, Rahim does know what to do with the ball outside off.
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14.3 Irfan to Rahim, no run, slow leg-cutter that beats Rahim again.
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Shakib and Mushfiqur, at the moment, look to be fighting a lost battle. 105 required off 35 balls. Bangladesh need to create a miracle, much like India needed after their top order collapsed last night.