Chasing a target ofBangladesh lost both their openers inside 11 overs. After Shaheen Afridi dismissed Shakib in the 33rd over, Bangladesh couldn't recover from that blow as they kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Bangladesh bowled brilliantly at the death to stop Pakistan posting a mammoth total. Mustafizur Rahman once again claimed a five-wicket haul. He had picked 5 wickets in Bangladesh's last match against India.
Pakistan end their World Cup campaign on a good note and Bangladesh in a bad manner. Both though did not have a tournament to remember.
On the 6th of June which is a Saturday and which is also the last day of the group stage of this World Cup, there are two games line-up. Two big games as it would decide who finishes on top and who would end up being second. The first game begins at local GMT.
The second begins at 1. Till then, goodbye and take care! Admits the game against Windies cost them a lot. Further adds they though played very good cricket throughout the tournament and were good in all three departments.
Mentions they started off with a different combination but how Haris Sohail and Afridi came back was commendable. Tells they have a break of almost two months and they need to sit down and have a chat.
Credits the batters and the bowlers for the way they played today. Ends by saying the way Shaheen Afridi is bowling in recent times has been exceptional.
Mentions they felt they could chase this down but they lacked partnerships. Credits Shakib for the way he has played throughout and feels had he not performed, they would not have played so well.
States the fielding cost them in many games, the bowling is an issue but fielding was poor.
Further adds batting was excellent. Tells since the time Rahman started playing, he has been brilliant, he did get injured but came back strongly and he hopes he has no injury issues moving ahead. Admits he is not satisfied with their performance, they could have finished on a good note.
Ends by saying he will go home and think about whether he wants to continue playing for Bangladesh or not. States it is a special feeling for him, his family and Pakistan. Informs he asked his captain whether he can bowl a yorker, he got the nod and bowled them.
Mentions the wicket was slow, Rahman bowled well by using cutters and he did the same. Ends by saying he dedicates this award to his father.
Rahman was the best bowler in the first half as he finished with a fifer. It though is for a losing cause as Bangladesh fell well short of Pakistan's total.
When you bowl an opposition out for in, the bowling obviously has done well right? Shaheen though was the star as he finished with a 6-fer.
Shadab Khan was on the expensive side but did take two wickets. Amir and Riaz took one each. It was like, the Bangladesh batting line-up, which has been so good in this tournament, just never arrived.
They needed to get off to a good start chasing but they lost Sarkar early. Tamim had another poor outing with the bat.
Rahim too did not last for long. Shakib once again was the only one who showed resistance. Das did hang around with him but perished just as the two started to get going. Shakib soon followed and once he fell, it seemed like Bangladesh had given up.
Mahmudullah and Hossain played with no intent and when they decided to step on the gas, they could not find the boundaries and one by one, perished and were bowled out for a moderate total. Well deserved that as he has served his country for a very long time and done so really well.
Afridi finishes things off! Another excellent yorker on middle, Rahman fails to jam it out and the stumps are shattered. Shaheen now has the chance to pick the last wicket in his last over.