#Pakistan Win by 94 runs

(Geo Sports)

LONDON: After a missed opportunity, Pakistan made it’s first breakthrough and Soumya Sarkar departed for 22 runs as Mohammad Amir’s delivery made for an easy catch for Fakhar Zaman.

Opener Tamim Iqbal was stumped by Shaheen Afridi and left for just 8 runs.

Mushfiqur Rahim fell for 16 runs as Wahab Riaz’s bowling action dismissed the player.

Afridi made another breakthrough and dismissed Liton Das for 32 runs as Haris Sohail took the easy catch.

Afridi marked his third wicket with the dismissal of Shakib Al Hasan who made a 64 run contribution. The left-handed batsman took a miscalculated shot that was caught behind by wicketkeeper Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Mosaddek Hossain left for 16 runs after Shadab Khan’s delivery was handed to Babar Azam.

Afridi’s wicket taking spell was not stopping as he took his fourth wicket and sent Mohammad Saifuddin back to the pavilion for a disappointing duck when Amir took the catch.

The teenager locked his fifth wicket of the game as an Afridi yorker sent Mahmudullah for 29 runs.

Mashrafe Mortaza made a 15 run contribution and was dismissed with Shadab’s delivery which Sarfaraz successfully stumped.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first against Bangladesh in their final group game of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord’s, London on Friday.

The dreams of posting a gargantuan total were dashed in the first few overs when the pairing of Fakhar Zaman and Imamul Haq had difficulty getting runs. Zaman, in particular, struggled immensely against the off-break of Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

The pressure of not getting enough runs got the better of Zaman, who ended up planting a simple catch at point. He contributed just 13 runs.

Babar Azam was building up the momentum and hit some good fours but fell for 96 as an LBW bowled by Mohammad Saifuddin led the right handed batsman to walk back without another century.

Imam-ul-Haq made a fine century which marked the opener’s first 100 as well as his highest score in the World Cup. However, he fell for an LBW delivered by Saifuddin.

Mohammad Hafeez took a miscalculated shot that costed him a wicket. The right-handed batsman departed early for 27 runs as a delivery bowled Mehidy Hasan Miraz was caught by Shakib Al Hasan.

Haris Sohail departed cheaply as he only bagged 6 runs. It was on Rahman’s delivery and Soumya Sarkar catch that dismissed the left-handed batsman.

Sarfaraz took an unfortunate blow to his arm that left him walking back to the pavilion after playing just 2 for 2. Wahab Riaz took over the wicket-keeper batsman.

Wahab Riaz was departed for just 2 when a Saifuddin yorker collided with the stumps marking the bower’s third dismissal.

Shadab Khan was bowled and caught by Rahman. The right-handed batsman walked back to the pavilion for a single.

Imad Wasim was building up the momentum, hitting occasional fours and scoring a good 43 runs but it was not long lived as Rahman’s delivery was struck and Mahmudullah dove in for a catch.

Mohammad Amir was dismissed once more by Rahman, marking his fifth wicket in the match. Amir took 8 runs when he was caught behind by Mushfiqur Rahim.

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