Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imam-ul-Haq, Shaheen Afridi uplift Pakistan in last game

Shaheen Afridi scalped a six-wicket-haul, helping Pakistan bundled out Bangladesh on 221 runs and run away with a 94-run win. Here are the highlights of the match
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highlights, World Cup 2019: Imam-ul-Haq, Shaheen Afridi uplift Pakistan in last gamePakistan ended World Cup campaign with a win
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Pakistan on Thursday ended Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign with a win against Bangladesh at Lord’s. The Men in Green finished fifth in the points table with 11 points. New Zealand with the same scene made it to the semi-finals owing to the better net run-rate (NRR). 

 

The Sarfraz Ahmed’s men made an astonishing comeback in the tournament after a terrible start. They triumphed four matches in a row before losing two in the first five. They needed a miraculous in this match to pip Kiwis in the NRR. Although the side produced a brilliant performer, it was not enough to steer them through.  

 

Earlier, while batting first, Pakistan didn’t find the start they were in search of. Fakhar Zaman departed early and looked completely out of sorts. However, Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam came to the rescue. The duo played beautifully, forming a big stand of 157 runs.

 

Babar departed on well-made 96 runs while Imam later went on to score a run-a-ball 100. Lately, all-rounder, Imad Wasim struck a quick cameo of 43 runs to pilot Pakistan to 315 runs total. Mustafizur Rahman scalped second straight five-wicket-haul with the ball for Moshrafe Mortaza-led side.

 

Bangladesh, in reply, also didn’t find a good start. They lost three quick wickets before a partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Liton Das regained some hopes. In-form Shakib scored yet another 50 though continued it to a big one as he was sent back by Shaheen Afridi on 64 runs. 

 

Bangladesh kept losing wickets and ended up scoring 221 runs, awarding Pakistan 94-run win. Young Shaheen Afridi bowled an exceptional spell. He scalped six wickets in what was the best ever World Cup figures by a Pakistan bowler, owning himself the man of the match award. 

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