In the warm-up match between Pakistan and Bangladesh, Pakistan has achieved an incredible victory of 2 wickets chasing the enormous total of 341 runs. With 3 balls to spare, Pakistan reached the victory target at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ প্রস্তুতি ম্যাচে ব্যাটসম্যানদের ঝলক]
Fahim Ashraf scored a 30 ball 64 run with 4 fours and 4 sixes while Shoaib Malik made 72.
Chasing the daunting total of 341 runs have been made harder by Taskin Ahmed forcing opener Azhar Ali to nick the ball to wicket keeper Mushfiqur Rahim. Azhar found it difficult to score, found a single boundary in his 8 runs innings off 14 deliveries.
In the next over, one down batsman Babar Azam was caught in the similar fashion, this time hunted by skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza.
The partnership between other opener Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez counted 59 runs in the third wicket. Bangladesh has been brought into the game once again by Shakib Al Hasan, the ace all-rounder uprooted Shehzad at his personal score of 44 (40 balls); he strike 5 fours and a six.
Another 79 runs were stored in the fourth wicket between Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik after the departure of Shehzad. Hafeez missed the half century for a single run as Shafiul Islam emerged into the scene with a breakthrough.
Pakistan 342/8 (49.3 overs)
Shoaib Malik 72, Mohammad Hafeez 49, Fahim Ashraf 64
Mehedi Hasan Miraz 2/30, Mosaddek Hossain 1/29, Shafiul Islam 1/46
Result: Pakistan won by 2 wickets.