Bangladesh are 31/2 on the finish of the fifth over towards Pakistan.
Pakistan’s tempo assault delivered once more at present, as opening bowlers Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi each took essential wickets. But Bangladesh batters demonstrated their willpower to go after Pakistani bowlers and hit a number of photographs.
Bangladesh are setting the goal for Pakistan, the Bangladeshi whole stands at 31 for 2 on the finish of the fifth over.
Naseem dismissed Mehidy Hasan on the primary bowl of the second over. The centurion of the final recreation walked off with out opening his account. The secure pair of palms from Fakhar Zaman at sq. leg caught it. Das edged the ball broad of the purpose fielder to get a boundary off Naseem’s second-final supply.
Naim flicked Shaheen to deep sq. leg initially of his second over. Das additionally went after the southpaw on the fourth ball of the third over.
The Bangladesh rating began ticking as Naseem continued within the fourth over. Naim timed the pacer by way of the deep backward level initially of the over. He was then carved by way of the covers for 2 extra boundaries in the identical over, conceding 13 runs.
Shaheen, who was dispatched for a boundary initially of the fifth over, edged Das with the additional bounce. Short of a size supply and Rizwan did the remainder.
Earlier, Bangladesh received the toss and opted to bat towards Pakistan within the first Super 4 match of the Asia Cup on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday.
Speaking after profitable the toss, Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan mentioned that the staff would put strain on the Green Shirts in the event that they managed to place runs on the board.
“We need to replicate what we did towards Afghanistan however we face the no. 1 staff on the earth so we have to play our greatest. We know what their strengths and weaknesses are,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, skipper Babar Azam mentioned that if Pakistan had received the toss, the staff would even have opted to bat.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Imamul Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (C), Mohammad Naim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Hasan Mahmud