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Pakistan Defeats Bangladesh by 7 Wickets in Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Match

Highlights from the Super 4 match of the 2023 Asia Cup between Pakistan and Bangladesh: Pakistan put in an all-around effort to defeat Bangladesh by seven wickets. The match took place on Wednesday in Lahore. Mohammad Rizwan returned undefeated on 63(79) as Pakistan successfully chased down the 194-run mark in 39.3 overs, with Imam-ul-Haq leading the way with the bat. On the other side, Rizwan and Imam put up a crucial 74-run third-wicket stand as Imam struck 78(84). Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, struggled mightily with the bat as Taskin Ahmed dismissed him for 17(22). Prior to it, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah put on a masterful performance as Pakistan was defeated by Bangladesh for 193 in 38.4 overs.

With four wickets taken in six overs, Rauf emerged as the Pakistani team’s outstanding bowler. In the 5.4 overs, Naseem picked up three wickets, not far behind. Only Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim from Bangladesh were able to withstand Pakistan’s ferocious pace. They both slammed their respective half-centuries as they added 100 runs for the fifth wicket. Mushfiqur was caught behind for 64(87), while Shakib was dismissed for 53(57).

By 7 wickets, Pakistan wins

Pakistan Defeats Bangladesh by 7 Wickets in Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Match.

Agha Salman knocks the winning runs against Shakib Al Hasan as Pakistan completes the 194-run chase in 39.3 overs to win the match by 7 wickets. Agha Salman brings Pakistan home along with Mohammad Rizwan, who returns undefeated on 63(79).

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023 Match Summary

One of the six floodlights at the Gaddafi Stadium stopped functioning with Pakistan at 15 for no loss after five overs, requiring players from both teams to briefly return to their locker rooms. For around fifteen minutes, the floodlights were out of commission; after that, play continued as usual.

Bangladesh decided to bat first after winning the toss in an effort to provide their opponents with a difficult task. Senior batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan both scored half-centuries, but the squad was unable to amass a sizable total. Shakib scored 53 runs off 57 deliveries, and Mushfiqur added 64 runs off 87 balls. 193 runs were scored overall, but the remainder of the batting order failed to contribute much. The Pakistani spinners took advantage of the situation, taking nine out of the ten Bangladeshi wickets in Lahore with their speed attack.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2023

Haris Rauf, a pacer, spearheaded the assault with a superb 4 for 19 performance. Additionally making a name for himself, Naseem Shah took 3 wickets for 34 runs. Together with a wicket by Shaheen Shah Afridi, the pair’s effort limited Bangladesh’s score. Iftikhar Ahmed, a multi-talented spinner, finished with one wicket while conceding 20 runs in his four overs. He also finished with one wicket.

Mushfiqur and Shakib put up a 100-run stand for the fifth wicket, but Bangladesh was unable to surpass the 200-run threshold. This was mostly caused by early wicket losses and a lack of assistance from the other hitters. The Super-4 round, which begins with this match, will consist of three matches each for Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, with the top-two finishers advancing to the final on September 17.

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