Hi dear friends,
Team Pakistan did again very well. They chased 176 runs target easily. Pakistan lost only 2 wickets of openers, Imran Nazir and Muhammad Hafeez. Once again Muhammad Hafeez played a captain innings. He made 45 runs in 47 balls. Imran Nazir played most rapid innings in the world. He broke Chris Gayle record. Gayle record was 50 on 26 balls but he did this only in 25 balls and made 72 runs in 36 balls.
Kamran Akmal and Nasir Jamshed take over the wickets when openers were out and they finish the chase easily as expected. Bangladesh is not a big team, they made too many mistakes in fielding side and made Pakistan’s biggest chase easy. Remember it was biggest chase for Pakistan ever in Twenty20 Internationals.
When I was watching Imran Nazir’s innings, I remember that young Imran Nazir when he played against Australia in Australia and played a smashing innings. I can’t forget those moments when he played in ICL 2008 final in India. We can say that our hero returns. He is the man of the match today.
Bangladesh had nothing to lose but I am amazed that they were thinking to beat Pakistan in Twenty20 match. Team Pakistan is king in this format of cricket. Bangladesh never beat Pakistan till date in Twenty20 match.
Amazingly in this tournament there is no upset yet and almost all matches are going one way. Bangladesh tried to make thrill in this match but when Pakistan came to bat; everything was finished made by them.
The best bowler Saeed Ajmal was little bit unlucky today and was without any wicket. Yasir Arafat was most successful bowler and picked 3 wickets. Sohail Tanvir and Shahid Afridi picked one wicket each and one was run out by Muhammad Hafeez. Bangladesh were 175 for 6 wickets after 20 overs.
At the end I will say that me and every Pakistani is happy today by team Pakistan’s performance. They reached in 2nd round (super eight) of world cup today. Now they will meet with South Africa on Friday. You can watch live matches at link below.