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World Cup: Pakistan keep semis hope alive after 7-wicket win against Bangladesh


Pakistan knocked Bangladesh out of the World Cup after Babar Azam’s men cruised to a 7-wicket victory in Kolkata with 105 balls to spare. Chasing 205 for victory, Pakistan openers Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique laid a solid foundation for victory as they forged a 128-run partnership at the Eden Gardens. Fakhar Zaman scored 81 off 74 balls in his playoff match while Shafique scored 68 off 69 balls. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed remained unbeaten on 26 and 17 respectively.

The win also keeps semi-final hopes alive for Pakistan. The fast pace battery, led by Shaheen Shah Afridi, bundled out Bangladesh for an under-par 204 in the World Cup. The 23-year-old completed the Bangladesh top-order and became the fastest Pakistani to reach 100 ODI wickets before finishing with figures of 9-1-23-3. Mohammad Wasim Jr. saved. also with three wickets to bowl out Bangladesh in 45.1 overs.

For Bangladesh, Mahmudullah made 56 off 70 balls (6×4, 1×6) in a 79-run partnership with Litton Das (45; 64b).

Part-time spinner Iftikhar Ahmed played a tidy knock (1/44), which provided the crucial breakthrough in Litton’s dismissal.

Skipper Shakib Al Hasan (43) then tried to create a partnership but ended the start with a short ball from Haris Raul (2/36).

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said in the post-match presentation: “Credit to the boys, the way they played in all three departments. Hopefully this win will give them confidence in the games to come. Shaheen started good with the ball. After 15-20 overs, they expect. but our top bowlers hit. We know how well Fakhar plays when he’s going. It’s good to see him doing it. We’re just trying to win our remaining games and see where we’re at.” There were not enough runs on the board. “We should have been better too. Pakistan did well in the next ten overs, credit to them too. We’re looking for answers but we’re not getting them. Everywhere we go, fans come on the ground and they are always behind us. They are our greatest strength.”

(With Agency Inputs)

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