ICC T20 World Cup 2012: Pakistan beat Tigers By 8 wickets to reach Super-8

Pallekele: Opener Imran Nazir produced the tournament’s fastest half-century as Pakistan stormed into the Super Eights of the ICC World Twenty20 with a crushing eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh, on Tuesday.

Chasing a rather difficult target of 176, Pakistan easily completed their second consecutive victory losing just two wickets with eight balls remaining.

Imran Nazir and captain Mohammad Hafeez batted brilliantly to make 124 runs. This was Pakistan’s second opening partnership and the fourth for any wicket in T20 International cricket.

Earlier, allrounder Shakib Al Hasan smashed a 54-ball 84 to steer Bangladesh to 175-6 in the allotted 20 overs after captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and decided to bat first.

Teams:

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (c), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal†, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal.

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Abul Hasan.

Toss: Bangladesh, who choose to bat

Umpires: SJ Davis and IJ Gould

TV umpire: RJ Tucker

Match referee: JJ Crowe

Reserve Umpire: RA Kettleborough

Match Result: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets

Match Scorecard:

Bangladesh 175 /6 20 overs

Batting Run Balls Fours Sixes Strike Rate
Tamim Iqbal run out 24 12 5 0 200
Mohammad Ashraful b Sohail Tanvir 14 13 3 0 107.6
Shakib Al Hasan c Umar Akmal b Yasir Arafat 84 54 11 2 155.5
Mushfiqur Rahim c Imran Nazir b Yasir Arafat 25 26 1 1 96.15
Mahmudullah c Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 0 2 0 0 0
Nasir Hossain b Yasir Arafat 16 13 2 0 123.0
Ziaur Rahman 1 1 0 0 100
Mashrafe Mortaza
Abul Hasan
Abdur Razzak
Shafiul Islam

Total Score  175/6 (20) Run Rate 8.75

Fall or Wickets :34/1 (3.2), 61/2 (5.5), 129/3 (14.4), 133/4 (15.2), 170/5 (19.3), 175/6 (20)

Bowling Over Maiden Run Wickets Economy rate
Mohammad Hafeez 3 0 28 0 9.33
Umar Gul 3 0 43 0 14.33
Sohail Tanvir 3 0 25 1 8.33
Shahid Afridi 4 0 20 1 5.00
Saeed Ajmal 4 0 32 0 8.00
Yasir Arafat 3 0 25 3 8.33

Pakistan 178 /2 18.4 overs

Batting Run Balls Fours Sixes Strike Rate
Mohammad Hafeez c Mushfiqur Rahim b Abul Hasan 45 47 6 0 95.74
Imran Nazir c Abdur Razzak b Abul Hasan 72 36 9 3 200
Nasir Jamshed 29 14 2 2 207.1
Kamran Akmal 22 15 4 0 146.6
Shoaib Malik
Umar Akmal
Shahid Afridi
Yasir Arafat
Sohail Tanvir
Umar Gul
Saeed Ajmal

Total Score  178/2 (18.4) Run Rate 9.54

Fall or Wickets :124/1 (13.3), 126/2 (14), 126/2 (14),

Bowling Over Maiden Run Wickets Economy rate
Mashrafe Mortaza 3 0 30 0 10.00
Shafiul Islam 2.4 0 35 0 13.13
Abdur Razzak 4 0 30 0 7.50
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 23 0 5.75
Abul Hasan 3 0 33 2 11.00
Mahmudullah 2 0 24 0 12.00

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