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Bangladesh to chase 316

FE Online Report | Published: July 05, 2019 19:32:44 | Updated: July 07, 2019 11:20:05


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Pakistan made a commanding score of 315 for 9 in stipulated 50 overs against Bangladesh in the final match for both teams at ICC World Cup at Lords on Friday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Pakistan made a slow start and lost opener Fakhar Zaman early for 13.

After that Imam-Ul-Haq and Babar Azam made a partnership of 157 runs for the second wicket before Saifuddin dismissed Babar Azam for 96 runs and claim his second scalp for the day.

Imam (100) was out hit wicket off a Mustafiz delivery soon after scoring his century.

Towards the end, some useful contribution by the Pakistan middle and lower order batsmen helped them to put up the score.  

Mustafiz was expensive but picket up 5 wickets for 75 runs while Saifuddin, who was also very expensive, picket up 3 wickets for 77 runs.

Musatafiz became the 12th bowler in the world to put his name in Lords' honours board by claiming his 5 wickets and the first Bangladeshi bowler to get 5-wicket haul in consecutive matches.     

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