Bangladesh in Pakistan Cricket Series 2007
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 102 runs in Twenty20
Apr 20, 2008
Misbah-ul Haq led Pakistan's charge in guiding the home team to a comfortable 102-run win in the one-off Twenty20 international at Karachi on Sunday.
The 33-year-old scored a career-best 87 to lift Pakistan to their record Twenty20 total of 203-5 in 20 overs before the home bowlers folded the Bangladesh innings to 101 in 16 overs.
The all-round domination gave Pakistan a win in the first Twenty20 match ever staged in the country.
Bangladesh, who were blanked 5-0 in the preceding one-day series, lost their way after a solid 41-run start by openers Tamim Iqbal (23) and Nazim Uddin who topscored with 42.
Other than Nazim, who hit three sixes during his 48-ball knock, none of the Bangladeshi batsmen posed any real threat to Pakistan as the tourists lost their last eight wickets for a mere 16 runs.
Three runs out also didn't help Bangladesh's cause.
Once Iqbal was bowled by paceman Sohail Tanveer in the sixth over, Bangladesh were derailed as Mohammad Ashraful (13), Aftab Ahmed (3) and Shakib Al Hasan (nought) all failed to put up any resistance.
Pakistan leg-spinner Mansoor Amjad, playing his first international match, took 3-3 in his only over.
Earlier, Misbah shared two important stands of 78 for the third wicket with Younis Khan (47) and 63 for the fourth wicket with captain Shoaib Malik (37) after Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Misbah hit five towering sixes and three boundaries off just 53 balls to build Pakistan's highest total in a Twenty20 international, beating 191-7 also against Bangladesh in Nairobi last year.
Pakistan, who blanked the visitors 5-0 in the preceding one-day series, lost openers Salman Butt (one) and Kamran Akmal (nought) in paceman Mashrafe Mortaza's first over, but Misbah put the team back on track.
Butt was run out after he failed to regain his crease off the second ball, while Akmal was bowled off Mortaza's sixth delivery.
Younis matched Misbah stroke for stroke, hitting seven boundaries during his 28-ball knock before left-arm spinner Hasan caught him off his own bowling.
Malik upped the tempo as Pakistan made 90 off their first 10 overs. He hit two boundaries and three sixes before he was stumped off left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak.
Misbah lifted Razzak for a six over long-on to cross his previous highest Twenty20 score of 66 made against Australia. His 87 also becomes the highest score by a Pakistani batsmen in a Twenty20 match.
The previous highest by a Pakistani batsman in a T20 match was Misbah's own 66
PAK vs BAN, Twenty20, Karachi: Pakistan 203 for 5 in 20.0 overs beat Bangladesh 101 in 16.0 overs byy 102 runs
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 150 runs
Apr 19, 2008
Opening batsman Salman Butt hit a career-best 136 to help Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 150 runs in the fifth one-day international Saturday and sweep the series 5-0.
Butt led Pakistan to 329-9 off its 50 overs. In reply Bangladesh was dismissed for 179 in 40.5 overs by paceman Mohammad Asif (3-35) and Shahid Afridi (3-40).
It was the Pakistan team's record 11th straight win in limited-overs games - one against India, five against Zimbabwe and five against Bangladesh.
Australia holds the record with 21 victories in a row.
Butt hit 14 boundaries and a six in his 124-ball century. The lefthander took his tally of runs to 451 in the series after previous scores of 33, 76, 132, 74 and 136. It's the highest total by any batsman in a five-match one-day international series between two countries.
Butt's teammate Mohammad Yousuf held the previous record - 405 runs in five limited-overs games against Zimbabwe in 2002.
Asif wrecked the Bangladesh batting lineup with three wickets in five deliveries when he removed Junaid Siddique (6), Aftab Ahmed (0) and Shakib Al Hasan (5).
Bangladesh slipped further to 71-6 when fast bowler Umar Gul, who ended with 2-41, had Tamim Iqbal (9) caught behind and Misbah-ul-Haq brilliantly caught captain Mohammad Ashraful (30) in the slips in Shahid Afridi's first over.
Mahmudullah top scored with 37 off 83 balls before he gave a simple catch in Gul's return spell.
Earlier, Bangladesh bowlers hit back briefly late in the Pakistan innings, but not before Butt shared a 179-run second wicket stand off 178 balls with Younis Khan (69).
Pacemen Mashrafe Mortaza (4-65) and Shahadat Hossain (3-76) were the top wicket-takers, but could not prevent the hosts going over 300 for the third time in the series.
The Butt-Khan partnership broke Pakistan's previous 123-run record for second wicket against Bangladesh, set by Ramiz Raja and Saeed Anwar at Colombo during the Asia Cup in 1997.
Butt continued his run of good form after captain Shoaib Malik won the toss and elected to bat first.
Mortaza dismissed opener Kamran Akmal (10) in his third over before Khan and Butt began their partnership.
Butt got a lucky escape soon after completing his half century off 47 balls with eight boundaries when Mortaza dropped a hard two-handed catch at mid-on.
Butt's run-a-ball century came in the 30th over of the innings before Bangladesh struck briefly.
The visitors got some reprieve when both Butt and Khan fell in the space of 23 runs - thanks to some brilliant catching.
After the departure of Kamran, Salman with Younis completed the fifty runs for the third wicket in 49 balls. They converted century stand in 74 minutes after consuming 110 balls.
PAK vs BAN, 5th ODI, Karachi: Pakistan: 329-9 in 50.0 overs beat Bangladesh 179 in 40.5 overs by 150 Runs
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by seven wickets
Apr 16, 2008
Shakib Al Hasan's fighting hundred went in vain as Pakistan downed Bangladesh by seven wickets in the fourth day-night international at Multan Stadium on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old left-hander notched 108 to lift the tourists to 210 in 49.1 overs but it proved a cake-walk for Pakistan who lost just three wickets as they easily chased down the target in 44.3 overs.
The win gives Pakistan a 4-0 lead in the five-match series, and hands Shoaib Malik's men their 10th consecutive win -- equalling the longest winning one-day streak by a Pakistan team since November 1990.
Pakistan beat India in the fifth match in their 2-3 defeat last year before white washing Zimbabwe 5-0 in February and then four in a row in this series.
Left-handed opener Salman Butt put the home team on track, following up his 76 and 132 in the last two matches with another dominating 74, and adding a brisk 97 for the first wicket with Kamran Akmal who made 36.
Butt and Akmal, who shared a 151-run opening stand in Pakistan's 23-run win in the third match in Lahore on Sunday, batted in the same vein, before Akmal fell to Hasan in the 17th over and Butt was run out in the 24th.
Butt hit eight boundaries during his 84-ball knock while Akmal struck six boundaries and a six off 35 deliveries.
Bazid Khan (51) notched up his second one-day fifty but fell with just 12 needed to win. He added 82 for the third wicket with Mohammad Yousuf who remained not out on 37.
The fifth and final match will be played in Karachi on Saturday.
Earlier Hasan scored his second one-day hundred and shared a Bangladesh record ninth wicket stand of 97 with Mashrafe Mortaza (38) to revive the tourists, who were reeling at 109-8 after they won the toss and batted.
Hasan, who made 75 in the third match on Sunday, took a double in the 47th over to reach his hundred off 115 balls with eight fours.
In all, he faced 120 balls before holing out in the last over to paceman Sohail Khan, who finished with 3-30.
The previous best ninth wicket stand for Bangladesh in one-day cricket was 62 between Khaled Mashud and Mohammad Rafique against the West Indies at St. Lucia four years ago.
Mortaza, who hit just one boundary during his 67-ball knock, was out at long-on in the 48th over.
Hasan, who came in when the scoreboard was at 10-3, also added 37 for the sixth wicket with Farhad Reza (14) after paceman Umar Gul rocked the tourists.
Gul's incisive opening spell of 3-25 left Bangladesh struggling at 16-4 in the sixth over.
Bangladesh were off to a disastrous start, losing opener Junaid Siddique (nought) to Gul off the fifth ball of the second over and then Aftab Ahmed fell to the same bowler for a duck.
From the other end, Mohammad Asif removed Tamim Iqbal (10) in the third. Asif, who returned after a five-month lay-off from an elbow injury, took 2-35.
Gul then had Bangladesh skipper Mohammad Ashraful (four) caught in the slips before Hasan and Mahmudullah Riad (14) added 29 for the fifth wicket.
PAK vs BAN, 4t ODI, Multan: Pakistan 212 for 3 (44.3 Overs) beat Bangladesh 210 (49.1 Overs) by 7 wickets
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 23 runs
Apr 13, 2008
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 23 runs and take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at the Gaddafi Stadium on Sunday
Tamim Iqbal (63) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) gave Bangladesh real hope after centuries from Kamran Akmal (100) and Salman Butt (132) had propelled Pakistan to an imposing 8-308 in 50 overs.
Bangladesh kept themselves in the hunt with some gutsy batting but an asking rate of 113 runs in the final 10 overs proved too much and they were restricted to 7-285.
All-rounder Fawad Alam, playing his first match in the series, produced two moments of brilliance to derail the Bangladesh run chase.
Alam was responsible for the run outs of Iqbal and captain Mohammad Ashraful (16) after a swift start to the visitors's reply.
Iqbal, who hit eight fours in his 69-ball knock, featured in a second-wicket stand of 90 from 81 balls with Aftab Ahmed (42).
Iqbal was run out from the mid-wicket boundary going for a third run and Aftab was caught behind by Akmal off captain Shoaib Malik.
Ashraful was fourth man out before Shakib and Mahmudullah Riad (24) added 33 for the fifth wicket.
Riad was bowled by Rao Iftikhar but Shakib went onto reach his half century from 55 balls and he was finally bowled by Shahid Afridi trying a paddle shot after hitting six fours from 73 balls as the Bangladesh effort petered out.
Earlier Akmal and Butt hit contrasting centuries in an opening stand of 151 after Pakistan elected to bat first.
Akmal blazed his way to his first one-day hundred since December 2005 from only 80 balls while Butt took 106 balls to reach three figures.
Butt was dismissed in the 49th over, caught by keeper Ghosh off Mortaza having batted for 127 balls and hit 15 fours.
PAK vs BAN, 3rd ODI, Lahore: Pakistan 308 for 8 (50 overs) beat Bangladesh 285 for 7 (48.2 overs) by 23 runs
Pakistan beat Bangladesh in rain-hit ODI
Apr 11, 2008
Pakistan relied on an entertaining half-century by Salman Butt to beat Bangladesh by seven wickets on Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-hit second day-night international on Friday.
The left-handed opener cracked a 72-ball 76 to help Pakistan reach 160-3 with 10 balls to spare, chasing a revised target of 158 in 25 overs after two hours play was lost due to rain which soaked the ground at Iqbal Stadium.
The hosts now lead the five-match series 2-0. The third match will be played in Lahore on Sunday.
Bangladesh owed their total to a chancy 60 by Tamim Iqbal and a career-best unbeaten 58 by Mahmudullah Riad when rain curtailed their innings to 225-8 in 48.2 overs.
The 23-year-old Butt went on a rampage right from the outset, hitting a brisk 46 for the opening wicket with Nasir Jamshed (21) and added a further 73 for the third wicket with Mohammad Yousuf who made 32 not out.
PAK vs BAN, 2nd ODI, Faisalabad: Pakistan 160 for 3 (23.2 overs) beat Bangladesh 225 for 8 (48.2 overs) by 7 wickets (D/L)
Yousuf century propels Pakistan to big win against Bangladesh
Apr 7, 2008
Pakistan crushed Bangladesh by 152 runs in a shortened one-day cricket international twice disrupted by power outages on Tuesday.
Mohammad Yousuf posted an unbeaten 108 off 103 balls for his 15th ODI century in Pakistan's total of 322 for five off its 50 overs.
Bangladesh - in pursuit of a revised target of 282 in 39 overs - was shot out for 129 in 29.5. Play was twice suspended due to power breakdowns at Gaddafi Stadium that kept players off the field for 48 minutes.
Before the light towers went off, left-arm paceman Sohail Tanvir (3-29) rattled Bangladesh's top order when he clean bowled Tamim Iqbal (5) and then had Shahariar Nafees (24) and Aftab Ahmed (14) caught behind.
After the play resumed, paceman Rao Iftikhar (2-16) got rid off captain Mohammad Ashraful (9) and Sakib Al Hasan off successive deliveries. Legspinner Shahid Afridi chipped in with three late wickets for 41, including No. 10 batsman Mashrafe Mortaza, who topscored with 25.
Earlier, Yousuf hit 10 fours in his flawless century and featured in a record partnership with captain Shoaib Malik, who scored a better than run-a-ball 85.
They shared 145 runs for the fourth wicket, surpassing the 112 for the fourth against Bangladesh by former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan in 2003.
Hard-hitting batsmen Misbah-ul-Haq (38 off 27 balls) and Afridi (27 not out) also contributed late in the innings as Pakistan made 102 runs in the last 10 overs.
Malik won the toss and elected to bat first and Bangladesh new-ball bowlers Farhad Reza (2-41) and Mortaza (2-52) struck early.
Wicketkeeper Dhiman Ghosh, who dropped a regulation catch from Salman Butt in Mortaza's second over, made amends when he held onto four catches.
Medium fast Reza bowled an unchanged spell of 10 overs and was duly rewarded with the wickets of openers Butt (33) and Nasir Jamshed (20) while Younis Khan chased a wide delivery from Mortaza and got a faint edge to Ghosh.
Mortaza achieved a landmark when he became only the second Bangladesh bowler after left-arm spinner Mohammad Rafique to complete 100 wickets in ODIs when he had Misbah caught behind in his return spell.
Bangladesh lost its way after restricting Pakistan to 70-3 in the 18th over.
Yousuf and Malik accelerated the runscoring against part-time bowlers. Spinner Mahmudullah Riad conceded 59 off five overs while Ashraful was hammered for 26 off two.
Malik completed his half century off 45 balls but holed out at long off from the bowling of spinner Shakib Al Hasan in an attempt to hit a six.
Yousuf completed his century when he flicked left-arm spinner Abdur Razzaq and ran a single in the 48th over.
The second game of the five-match series will be at Faisalabad on Friday.
PAK vs BAN, 1st ODI, Lahore: Pakistan 322-5 (50.0 overs) beat Bangladesh 129 (29.5 overs) by 152 runs (D/L)
Bangladesh wary of Pakistan cricket series
Apr 7, 2008
Bangladesh captain Mohammad Ashraful said his team will have to be at the top of their game to beat troubled Pakistan in the one-day series starting Tuesday.
Pakistan arranged the five-match series with Bangladesh at short notice after Australia postponed their tour to the country over security fears.
The hosts are without their two frontline fast bowlers, Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, and will be forced to rely on a new-look bowling attack.
Akhtar was last week handed a five-year ban by Pakistan's cricket authorities for repeated breaches of discipline, while Asif is recovering from elbow surgery and is not in the squad announced for the first two matches.
"Akhtar has not played for Pakistan in the last few series but I think Pakistan still have quality bowlers, so we will have to be at our best to beat them," Ashraful told a news conference.
Bangladesh, who have won 39 of 172 one-day matches since making their debut on the international stage in 1986, have beaten Pakistan only once -- in the 1999 World Cup held in England.
Ashraful's team were whitewashed 3-0 by South Africa last month before Bangladesh won all three matches against Ireland -- momentum the captain hopes to carry forward.
"We are a young side and hope to prove that we are not an inconsistent side. To do well in Pakistan would be a challenge for my team," said Ashraful, who replaced Habib-ul Bashar as captain last year.
Bangladesh's Australian coach Jamie Siddons said his team will have to stick to their plans.
"Pakistan are fifth in rankings and we are on ninth, so we have to stick to plans to overcome that gap regardless who plays for Pakistan and who doesn't and take advantage whenever Pakistan slips," said Siddons, who played his only one-day international for Australia in Pakistan in 1988.
"This team has young players and it can beat the best side in the world on their day but can lose to a mediocre side, so I look for consistency," said Siddons, who took over as coach last year.
Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik refused to take Bangladesh lightly.
"We know they can be dangerous so we will not take them lightly and play at our best to win all the matches. This doesn't mean I am claiming to sweep them. We will try to achieve that with good work," said Malik.
The remaining matches will be played in Faisalabad (April 11), Lahore (April 13), Multan (April 16) and Karachi (April 19)
A Twenty20 match will be held in Karachi on April 20.