Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live scoreboard, 2019 World Cup: Babar, Imam steady Pakistan

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PAKISTAN TICKETS

End of 17 on : The six races of Mashrafe Mortaza are over. Both Imam-ul-Haq (28) and Babar Azam (36) now look comfortable against Bangladeshi bowlers. BAN 82/1

End of the 14 Overs: 11 races from the other side, one face for Bangladeshi man, Shakib. 64/1, Azam hitting the 28th, Imam the 18th.

13.1 Overs: Five wide That will hurt Shakib, who threw his first ball on the side of the leg. There is no chance that goalkeeper Rahiim will meet after batter Azam missed it.

End of the 13 Overs: Pakistan 58/1

Fifty from Pakistan comes in 12.1 overs.

11.1 Overs: Babar (23 *) continues to pursue anything, even slightly lost. Mustafizur cuts the first installment of this and the rim flies over the wide slip. 49/1

At the end of the first Powerplay (10 overs), Pakistan 38/1.

9.5 Overs: What a shot of Azam (13 *)! It is not too short or too wide, but it makes little space to pierce it between the point and the cover for Four 37/1

Mustafizur Rahman has been taken to the attack by Mashrafe Mortaza.

At the end of the 9 attempts, the score is 31/1, in stark contrast to what Pakistan would have expected to see.

7.4 Overs: Babar Azam joins Imam ul Haq in the middle and starts elegantly right on the second ball he faced. Shaifuddin made a mistake when rolling on the legs of a batter, and Azam, which was in vogue, took its toll by passing the fence of the square leg to Four 27/1

7.2 Overs: OUT! Fakhar (13) He tries to cut off a large delivery of Shaifuddin, but ends up hitting it directly down in Hasan's throat at the point. 23/1

End of More than 6: Zaman and Imam seek to play proper shots in the last two attempts. As the Imam notebook cover unit for Four . 22/0

End of more than 4: The Imam (6 *) ends the process by cutting Shaifuddin beyond the short-legged gardener to Four . 16/0

3.2 Overs: Luck that favors Pakistan. The magnet (2 *) survives a closed race since the gardener could not hit directly. Everything happening. 11/0

2.4 Overs: Zaman approaches Hasan and aims at the stands, but ends up cutting him, but fortunately for him he fell between two convergent gardeners. 10/0

1.4 Overs: First limit hit - one Four of Zaman, enough of Shaifuddin's width to cut it in front of the point. 5/0

Mohammad Shaifuddin ready with his sewing stuff.

End of more than 1: Fakahar Zaman takes it easy, and rightly so despite the gigantic permutations for Pakistan. Only one single from Hasan's is over. 1/0

Mehidy Hasan opens the bowling game while Bangladesh opts for the turn to start the proceedings.

The teams line up for national anthems. Bangladesh is in its visitor shirts, dominated by red.



PLAYING XIs



Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/week), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (week), Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mustafizur Rahman



CAPTAIN TO SPEAK



Sarfaraz Ahmed: First we will hit. The only chance we have is to hit first and put a big total on the board. So we will do our best. We go with the same team, although we know that we need fast and big races. It's a long tournament and one game is different from the others. Sorry to be in this position but we will do our best.

Mashrafe Mortaza: I would love to bat first in this wicket, since it is a used wicket. You have to shoot well and restrict them to a total that can be chased. Mahmudullah and Rubel are in favor of Sabbir and Rubel. We played well against them, but this is a new game and they are a good team. They are starting to take off in terms of momentum and we have to play well. Yes, it will be a good milestone for us if we manage to win four games in the World Cup. It's my last game of the World Cup and I will do my best.

TOSS NEWS: Pakistan wins the draw and decides to hit first.





Hello and welcome once again to the Timesofindia.com coverage of the current ICC World Cup in England and Wales. It is the penultimate day of the league stage, with the four semifinalists almost decided. Pakistan is still technically in the fight, but needs to beat Bangladesh with abnormal margins today at Lord's house to sneak in.



With nine points of advantage in their last league game against the Bangla Tigers today, Pakistan not only needs to win to reach the 11-point level with the Kiwis, but they must also hit first and win by elephant margins. Bangladesh is already out of discussion.

This is what Pakistan needs to do:

- Score of 350 and win by 311 or more races.

- Score 400 and win by 316 or more races.

- Score 450 and win by 321 or more races.

PREVIEW

With their semi-final chances reduced to just a mathematical possibility, the former champions of Pakistan will need an improbable victory over Bangladesh to have a chance to reach the semifinals of the World Cup when the two sides meet here on Friday.

Pakistan's resurgence in the World Cup seemed disturbingly close to the 1992 edition of the Cup, before India's defeat against England lost their hopes of a semi-final place and when New Zealand dropped the hosts the Last night, it was almost over.

The road to the elimination stage for Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men is just an unlikely mathematical calculation and that also allowed Pakistan to win the launch and hit first.



If Pakistan loses the draw and they are asked to run, their tiny hopes of semifinals will end even before the first ball is thrown into the Lord.

New Zealand ended their commitments with 11 points in nine games after their 119-game loss to England, but despite the massive loss, the Kiwis are far ahead in terms of their net career rate, which is +0.175, compared to -0.792 from Pakistan.

Pakistan, currently fifth with nine points from eight games, faces the challenge of beating Bangladesh by 311 runs after posting 350 or 316 runs after scoring 400, which is practically impossible.

After his defeat against India's arch rivals, Pakistan had a remarkable comeback with victories over South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan, with some impressive performances by Babar Azam and Harris Sohail in the batting department.



The left arm pacemaker, Shaheen Afridi, with five pitches against New Zealand, was also a big positive, as he added firepower to his bowling led by Mohammad Amir.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, will regret their missed opportunities and hope to bring some joy to their fans at home with a solid performance against Pakistan, a team they had defeated in the 1999 edition.

Currently in seventh place, Bangladesh has been impressive in its victories against South Africa, Afghanistan and the West Indies.



They have shown the stomach for a fight even in defeats and Mashrafe Mortaza and his men will expect a good start against Pakistan on Friday.

Bangladesh has been too dependent on all-terrain star Shakib Al Hasan, who has become the only cricketer to score 500 runs and claim 10 terrains in World Cup history.

Led by Shakib, Bangladesh has constantly crossed the 300 World Cups, but it is their bowling pins that have disappointed them, especially the lack of form of Captain Mortaza.

The variations of Mustafizur Rahman, who brought him five windows, and the fifty of Mohammad Saifuddin helped them scare India in their last game and Bangladesh will expect a stronger show against Pakistan.

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