- Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first against Pakistan.
- Shanto bought maximum runs for Bangladesh, 54 in 48 balls at a strike rate of 112.50.
- Shaheen Afridi took 4 wickets down of the Bangladeshi batters.
- Bangladesh scored 127-8 in 20 overs
- Openers gave a steady start to Pakistan with 50+ stand
- Rizwan & Haris scored 30+ runs each for Pakistan
- Pakistan enters Semis with 5 wickets win over Bangladesh
On the ground of Adelaide, the captains of both the teams came up to begin the Pakistan vs Bangladesh match, where Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first.
To unleash the batting attack, Shanto and Litton Das came to the middle on the opening bowling attack of Shaheen Afridi.
With a beautiful start, Shanto smashed the ball off the edge for the first boundary of the innings and another four in the consecutive over, getting a score of 13 after 2 overs.
Joining the fun, Litton crunched a wonderful six but got an early dismissal from Afridi who let him score just 10 runs in 8 balls.
Soumya Sarkar and Shanto had put efforts to level up the game and the score moved to 40 after 6 overs with a loss of 1 wicket. Shanto’s consistent boundaries helped the team cross the half-century with a score of 56-1 after 8 overs.
Soumya Sarkar could add 20 runs in 17 balls and got caught out to Masood on a throw from Shadab Khan. Meanwhile, Shanto stood tough on the pitch and reached his 50 and positioned Bangladesh for a significant score of 87-3 after 13 overs. Scoring 54, Iftikhar Ahmed dismissed Shanto and the right-handed batter Hossain took the batting charge.
Hossain hit the ball for a four and Bangladesh crossed the century with a score of 106-4 after 16 overs but Afridi didn’t let him stand long on the pitch.
In the Ban vs Pak match, Pakistan kept their bowling tight and restricted the Bangladesh score to 127 in 20 overs with loss of 8 wickets.
For the run chase of 128, Pakistani batters, Babar Azam and Rizwan came to the crease to witness the delivery from Taskin Ahmed.
Rizwan showed power batting from the first over and slammed a top-edged six while Babar bought his first boundary and reached 15 runs after 3 overs. In the consecutive over, Rizwan crunched back-to-back boundaries.
After 10 overs, Azam and Rizwan potentially crossed the half-century with a score of 56 with no loss of wickets. Adding 25 runs in 33 balls, Babar got out to Nasun Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz took his bat along.
Likewise Pakistan, Bangladeshi pacers made it tough for the Pakistani batters to survive as Ebadot Hossain dismissed Rizwan, restricting his individual score to 32 in 32 balls.
Both the top order batters stood for a run association of just 57 runs in 63 balls which was a really slow pace.
With Mohammad Harris and Mohammad Nawaz on pitch, Pakistan reached a score of 76 after 13 overs after a loss of 2 wickets.
On a throw from Taskin Ahmed, Harris took the ball long off the fence and got a six that led Pak to cross the century with a score of 110-3 after 16 overs. Scoring 31 runs in 18 balls, he lost his wicket to Shakib.
In the must-win battle between Pakistan and Bangladesh, it’s Pakistan that jumped to the Semis with a convincing 5 wickets win.
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