Pallekele, Sri Lanka (Tue, Sep25) - Pakistan thrash Bangaldesh out of the ICC World T20 Tuesday beating them comprehensively by 8 wickets and 8 balls to spare in the last match of Group D, as well as initial round of the tournament, here at at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
|Pakistan into Super Eights Beating Bangladesh by 8 Wickets|
Imran Nazir emrged as the hero of the day for Pakistan with his quickfire 72 at a blistering strike rate of 200. He smashed nine boundaries and three sixes in his 36-run innings. In the pursuit today, he also hit the fastest 50 of the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in just 25 balls. He provided a 124-run opening stand with his skipper Muhammad Hafeez (45 off 47).
Earlier, Bangladesh won the important toss and piled up a huge total of 175 courtesy to some brilliant batting at the top of the order. Openers, Muhammad Ashraful (14 off 13) and Tamim Iqbal (24 off 12), provided a flying start to their team which needed at least a 36-run victory over Pakistan to qualify for the Super Eights. The real gem of the innings came from Shakib al Hasan, one of the best all rounders in this modern day cricket.
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