Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the important match of World Cup.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 7 wickets in an important World Cup match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on October 31, 2023. The win kept Pakistan in the race for the semi-finals, while Bangladesh’s hopes were dashed.
Bangladesh won the toss and batted first. The entire Bangladesh team was all out for 204 runs in 45.1 overs. Mahmudullah was the top scorer for Bangladesh with 56 runs. Liton Das also contributed 45 runs.
Pakistan’s bowling attack was led by Shaheen Afridi, who took three wickets for 23 runs. Haris Rauf took two wickets and Mohammad Wasim Junior also took three wickets.
In reply, Pakistan achieved the target with 7 wickets in 32.3 overs. Fakhar Zaman (81 runs) and Abdullah Shafiq (68 runs) gave a solid start to Pakistan at the top of the order. The pair made a partnership of 100 runs for the first wicket.
Iftikhar Ahmed (17* runs) and Mohammad Rizwan (26* runs) also made valuable contributions. Pakistan remained in control throughout the chase and eventually won the match easily.
This win was important for Pakistan, as it kept them in the race for the semi-finals. Now they will have to win their remaining matches and hope that other results go their way.
Summary of match scores:
All out for 204 runs in 49.2 overs (Liton Das 45, Mahmudullah 56; Shaheen Afridi 3-23, Haris Rauf 2-36, Mohammad Wasim Jr 3-31)
205/3 in 32.3 overs (Fakhar Zaman 81, Abdullah Shafiq 68, Iftikhar Ahmed 17*, Mohammad Rizwan 26*, Mehdi Hasan 3-60)
Result: Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Man of the Match: Fakhar Zaman
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss: Bangladesh Won the and Opt to Bat.
— ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) October 31, 2023