In the ICC World Cup 2023 match that took place in Kolkata, Fakhar Zaman ‘s fast knock of 81 runs following a joint bowling effort drove Pakistan to a resounding victory over Bangladesh by a score of seven wickets.
Pakistan was given the task of chasing a score of 205, and they accomplished this with ease, losing only three wickets while doing so and having 105 balls left to spare.
Fakhar Zaman Scored half a century.
Both Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique scored half centuries during the opening partnership for Pakistan, which was a dominant 128 runs and resulted in both players reaching the century mark.
Although Abdullah was the first to reach the milestone, he was unable to turn his knock into a significant total before falling victim to Mehidy Hasan Miraz in the 22nd over of the game.
He batted through 69 balls, hitting nine fours and two sixes on his way to a total of 68.
No 1 ODI Batsman joined Fakhar Zaman
After Abdullah’s dismissal, Babar Azam joined Fakhar zaman in favour of a brief 32-run partnership before too falling prey to Miraz after scoring only nine runs. Babar Azam’s score was 9.
On his route to the best score for Pakistan with 81 runs off of 74 balls, he hit three fours, seven sixes, and three boundaries.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz took the wicket of Fakhar Zaman
Hasan Miraz struck again in his next over to grab the valuable wicket of Fakhar Zaman. Who did not reach his well-deserved century. Mehidy Hasan Miraz’s second strike prevented Fakhar Zaman from reaching the century.
After he walked off the field. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed cobbled formed a partnership that scored 35 runs in order to ensure that the chase would continue without any additional interruptions.
While Iftikhar scored 17 off 15 balls, Mohammad Rizwan stayed unbeaten on the scoreboard with 26 runs off 21 balls.
Still alive in the World Cup
Pakistan moved up to fifth place in the ICC World Cup 2023 standings with six points after a convincing victory over Bangladesh by seven wickets. Pakistan has played seven matches so far.
Despite Mahmudullah’s half-century, Bangladesh’s batting lineup was a total and utter failure after they elected to bat first. They were only able to score 204 runs before being bowled out in the 46th over.
Together with Haris Rauf, the star pacer from Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, ripped through Bangladesh’s top-order batting lineup to reduce them to 23/3 in just six overs.
Bangla Tigers Innings
After that, Litton Das and Mahmudullah established a tenacious partnership for the fourth wicket. Which served as the foundation of the innings.
Together, they contributed 79 runs to the score before Iftikhar Ahmed removed Das from the game in the 21st over. This wicket by Iftikhar halted Bangladesh’s advancement.
Das was unable to reach his well-deserved half-century. He scored 45 runs in 64 deliveries with the assistance of six fours and two sixes.
Mahmudullah had a fleeting partnership with the team’s captain
After that, Mahmudullah had a fleeting partnership with the team’s captain, Shakib Al Hasan, but he eventually lost his wicket to a magnificent ball from Shaheen Shah Afridi.
He continued to lead Bangladesh in scoring with a total of 56 off of 70 balls. Shakib al Hasan hits six fours and a six.
After that, Bangladesh’s captain Shakib scored a conservative 43 runs to take control of his team’s batting effort. The 64-ball shot he took had four boundary hits.
The all-rounder Mehidy Hasan Miraz then added important runs at the backside. He His score of 25 from 30 balls-score before getting out to Mohammad Wasim Jr. In the 44th over.
The right-arm pacer struck again in the same over, dismissing Taskin Ahmed to bring the score of Bangladesh’s innings down to an embarrassingly low total.
The Pakistani bowling attack was headed by Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wasim Jr
The Pakistani bowling attack was headed by Shaheen Shah Afridi and Wasim Jr., who each took three wickets, and Haris Rauf, who took two of those wickets.