LONDON: ‘Mission very unlikely’ remained unaccomplished for Pakistan, who expectedly neglected the semifinal bus nonetheless wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 94-hasten acquire over Bangladesh, here Friday.
Aware that the arena demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to acquire it to the knockout stage, Pakistan critical to build aside on board a complete of at the least 450 to face a probability.
The style Pakistan batted, it looked the 1992 champions had been resigned to the undeniable truth that this kind of enormous victory would dwell out of their reach and it was swap as widespread for them.
They bowled out Bangladesh for 221 in 44.1 overs to sage their fourth acquire on the poke since suffering defeat by the hands of arch-rivals India.
Friday’s consequence diagram that Recent Zealand like joined India, Australia and hosts England in the knockout stage.
Pakistan (-0.525) carried out at number five in the desk with 11 facets, tied with Recent Zealand (0.175), nonetheless had been beaten on Receive-Speed-Rate by the Kiwis.
Bangladesh ended at number seven with as many facets.
Shakib Al Hasan’s unbelievable hasten at this World Cup culminated with a 64-hasten knock. He totalled 606 runs with a median of 86.57.
The arena important all-rounder kept Bangladesh in the contest nonetheless did no longer acquire beef up from his colleagues. Saumya Sarkar (22), Mushfiqur Rahim (16) and Liton Das (32) got begins nonetheless could maybe well no longer convert them into impact innings.
As soon as Shakib was disregarded by left-arm pacer Shahin Afridi, it was over for the 2015 quarterfinalists. Afridi returned profession-finest figures of six for 35, whereas leg-spinner Shadab Khan took two wickets.
Earlier, Imam, used 23, turned into the youngest Pakistani to score a hundred in a World Cup game nonetheless Azam neglected out on his 2d century in the tournament by simply four runs.
Imad Wasim’s speedily-fire 26-ball 43 took Pakistan past 300.
The intent to acquire that unheard of complete was missing in opener Fakhar Zaman as he took 31 balls to score his 13.
Imam and Babar too batted of their widespread vogue, showing no urgency to acquire speedily runs. Their partnership was damaged when Mohammad Saifuddin trapped Azam with a dipping yorker. Azam’s knock came off 98 balls, with 11 shots to the fence.
The bespectacled left-handed Imam was joined at the crease by the seasoned Mohammad Hafeez (27) and they raised a 66-hasten stand for the third wicket.
Imam carried out his seventh ODI hundred with a single off left-arm Mustafizur Rahman in the Forty second over of the innings nonetheless was soon out hit-wicket.
Hafeez swept a spinner straight to a fielder in the deep. Had it no longer been for Wasim’s knock, Pakistan would like struggled to reach 300.
Since their defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistan like recorded three wins on the poke. They’ll wrap up their campaign on a high with a acquire.