Mushfiqur-Mithun highlight Bangladesh’s 239

Bangladesh have posted 239 on board after losing last 5 wickets for 42 against Pakistan in last Super Four match of Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Mushfiqur-Mithun highlight Bangladesh's 239
Mushfiqur and Mithun put on 144 runs. ©Getty Images


Bangladesh elected to bat first at the toss and made three changes including Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque and Rubel Hossain in the XI. Shakib Al Hasan was ruled out with fractured finger.

The top-order were left clueless to Pakistani seamers as Soumya, Mominul Haque and Liton Das failed terribly. Shaheen Shah Afridi and Junaid Khan troubled the Bangladeshis.

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It was a redo of Bangladesh-Sri Lanka match when Bangladesh lost early wickets and then Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammad Mithun doing the rebuilding process. They took the momentum away from Pakistan to their favour.

The duo put on a mammoth stand of 144 runs for the fourth-wicket which positioned Bangladesh pretty well. Mithun impressed with his second fifty in the tournament under pressure. Mushfiqur continued to show good form with the bat as he also reached his half-century.

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The partnership was broken by Hasan Ali, who caught and bowled Mithun comfortably. Mithun made 60 from 84 balls. No.6 batsman Imrul Kayes didn’t stay longer for his 9.

Mushfiqur, on verge of another century, was dismissed for a run short of three figures by Afridi. He scored 116-ball 99 runs including 9 boundaries, becoming the first Bangladeshi to get out on 99 runs in international cricket.

Pakistan finished off Bangladesh’s innings for 239 runs in 48.5 overs as lower-order couldn’t contribute much. Only Mahmudullah Riyad had a reasonable score – 25. Skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza made run-a-ball 13.

Seamer Junaid bagged four wickets for 19 runs on his return to the side.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 239/10 in 48.5 overs (Mushfiqur 99, Mithun 60; Junaid 4/19, Shaheen 2/47)

Pakistan need 240 runs to win

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