Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pakistan win by 88 runs against Bangladesh

Pakistan win by 88 runs against Bangladesh

MIRPUR: Centuries by opener Ahmed Shahzad and middle-order batsman Misbah-ul-Haq helped Pakistan to win their first warm up match against one of the World Cup 2011 hosts Bangladesh by 88 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan piled up 285 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the allotted 50 overs after captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and elected to bat on the slow wicket of the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

Openers Mohammad Hafeez and Shahzad provided a good start making 42 runs before Hafeez was dismissed for 21.

Later, Pakistan lost two more wickets for 16 runs as experienced batsmen Kamran Akmal and Younis Khan fell out cheaply.

Then, Shahzad was joined by vice-captain Misbah and both steered Pakistan to 210 before Shahzad departed. Both added 152 runs for the fourth wicket.

Ahmed Shahzad made 103 off 122 balls with nine fours and a six.

Misbah-ul-Haq also completed his hundred from 99 balls. He smashed four sixes and eight boundaries.

After the two centurions got out no other batsman could make any significant score.

For Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan and Rubel Hossain were the most successful bowlers taking three wickets each.

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