ODI: Pakistan walk over Bangladesh

2011-12-02 00:00

PAKISTAN beat Bangladesh by five wickets in the first of three one day internationals which was played at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka yesterday.

Man of the match Shahid Afridi top-scored for the visitors with 24 runs and claimed five wickets for 23 runs.

Earlier Pakistan bowled out Bangladesh for a paltry 91 in 30 overs.

Seven batsmen failed to reach double figures as the strong Pakistani attack grabbed wickets at regular intervals after Bangladesh elected to bat first.

Wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed picked up four catches as leg-spinner Afridi ran through the batting on the slow wicket.

Bangladesh never recovered after losing opener Tamim Iqbal with the fourth ball of the innings, trapped leg-before by off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez.

Umar Gul struck in his third over when he forced Naeem Islam to edge a catch to skipper Misbah-ul-Haq in the slips.

Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim was caught behind off Shoaib Malik for 11, before Afridi grabbed two wickets in one over to reduce the Tigers to 31-5.

Afridi had opener Shahriar Nafees caught at backward point by Malik and then saw Mohammad Mahmudullah edge a catch to Sarfraz three balls later.

Nasir Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan put on 36 for the sixth wicket.

Nasir made 21 with two boundaries when he top-edged a catch off Aizaz Cheema, while Shakib became Afridi’s third victim after scoring 15.

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