Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Score: Shaheen Shah Afridi returned career-best figures of 4-22 to lead Pakistan into the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals with a five-wicket win over Bangladesh in a do-or-die clash on Sunday. Chasing a modest 128 for victory in Adelaide, Pakistan achieved their target with 11 balls to spare and join arch-rivals India in the final four from Group 2. Get live cricket score updates of T20 World Cup 2022 match between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Check live scorecard, ball-by-ball commentary, cricket score online on Times of
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Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan is up for a chat. He says that he is happy with the performance. Adds that the pitch was a bit tricky and the plan for him and Mohammad Rizwan was to take the game deep, but it did not work out. Tells that it was good to see Mohammad Haris bat with some aggression. Ends by saying that they are all excited to play in the semi-finals.
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh is up for a chat. He says that with the start that they got, they should have got something around 150. Mentions that the pitch was slow and it was not easy for the new batters. Tells that this is their best ever T20 World Cup campaign, but they could have done better. Ends by saying that as long as he remains fit he would love to play for his team.
It’s a team game. Cricket is a funny game. Appreciate all my team the way they played all matches. Pitch wasn’t easy to bat on. Little bit two-paced. Me and Rizwan decided to go long, but unfortunately didn’t work out. Haris showed aggression, good to see him play. Looking forward to the semifinals. All of us are excited to play.
At the halfway stage we were 70/1. Wanted to get somewhere around 145-150 – would’ve been a reasonable total on that pitch. Knew it was going to be difficult for the new batters so wanted set batters to carry through to the end which didn’t happen. In terms of results, this is the best performance we had in T20 World Cups. Could’ve done better. But having said that, with the new guys coming in, with the changes, this is the best we could expect. On my own performance – I could’ve done better. As long as I’m fit and performing, I’d love to play.
Pakistan qualified for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup after defeating Bangladesh by five wickets. In their high-stake last Super 12 match, Pakistan rode on Shaheen Afridi’s four for 22, his career-best T20I figures, to first restrict Bangladesh to 127 for eight and then chased down the target in 11 balls to spare. Opting to bat, Bangladesh opener Najmul Hossain Shanto made 54, while Afif Hossain remained unbeaten on 24. Later, Pakistan chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 128 for five in 18.1 overs. Mohammad Rizwan made a run-a-ball 32, while Mohammad Haris scored an 18-ball 31. Nasum Ahmed (1/14) was the best bowler for Bangladesh. Pakistan join India from Group 2 in the semifinals.
Shaheen Afridi is the player of the match for his amazing bowling performance. He says that he has improved. Adds that it is not easy to bowl at the same pace after coming back from a injury. Mentions that as a team they have played good and tells that the plan was to bowl in the right areas. Ends by saying that they are actually looking towards the finals.
I am improving day by day. Not easy to bowl at 140 after coming back from injury. We have played good cricket in the last few games. Team needed me to bowl well. We are looking forward to the final actually.