|Bangladesh v Pakistan 2015|
ScheduleSunday, 19 April 2015 at 08:30 GMT / 09:30 UK / 14:00 IST
VenueShere Bangal National Stadium, Mirpur
Team Bangladesh created a history while hammering their highest score of 329 in the One Day International and defeated Pakistan after a long wait of 16 years. Tamim Iqbal along with Mushfiqur Rahim shared a 178 runs partnership for the third wicket and dispatched their individual tons in the process. The new look Green Shirts were sent back to the pavilion at 250 with 28 balls still available in the match and suffered a blow of 79 runs. The Bengal Tigers are leading the three match series at 1-0 and are very close to win the series when they enter the second match at the same venue.
The opening batsman of the home side, Tamim Iqbal blasted 132, Mushfiqur Rahim slammed with 106 and Shakib Al Hasan scored 31 runs as Soumaya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain and Sabbir Rahman are useful batsmen. Taskin Ahmed and Arafat Sunny were the most successful bowlers with three wickets each while Rubel Hossain, Shakib Al Hasan and Abul Hasan are assisting them superbly.
The newly appointed skipper of Pakistan, Azhar Ali, was the highest run getter with 72 whereas the debutant Mohammad Rizwan got 67. Haris Sohail was another impressive batsman with 51 but they require solid batting from Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam and Saad Nasim. Wahab Riaz carried his form by grasping four wickets and rest of their bowlers should follow him for better results.
Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 08:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Forecast of thunderstorm with the temperatures around 26-33ᵒC.
The winning captain will opt to bat first on a perfect strip.
The wicket proved full of runs for the batsmen who applied themselves according to the situation.
Bangladesh – (From) Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Abul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.
Pakistan – (From) Azhar Ali (C), Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Saad Nasim, Saeed Ajmal, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar.
Pakistan can come back in the series by winning the second encounter.