LONDON – Pakistan hammered Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord’s however failed of their extremely unlikely process of pipping New Zealand to the final World Cup semi-final place.
The 1992 winners wanted victory by a report margin of at the least 308 runs to complete fourth on a greater web run-rate. An Imam ul-Haq century and 96 from Babar Azam noticed them publish 315-9 earlier than they dismissed Bangladesh for 221.
Shakib Al Hasan top-scored with 64 for the Tigers however seamer Shaheen Afridi (6-35) produced a match-winning spell. Pakistan couldn’t attain the semi-finals as soon as Bangladesh reached 8-Zero within the second over of their chase, confirming New Zealand within the final 4 with Australia, India and England. England will end third and New Zealand fourth, with the group winners to be selected Saturday.
Leaders Australia will prime the group in the event that they beat South Africa at Previous Trafford but when the defending champions lose, India can overtake them by defeating Sri Lanka at Headingley.
Realistically, Pakistan knew their match was all however over earlier than a ball was bowled at headquarters, despite the fact that captain Sarfaraz Ahmed stated: “If Allah helps then miracles can occur.”
There remained the smallest of possibilities a record-breaking one-day worldwide victory may see them sneak into the semi-finals on web run-rate.
The minimal rating they wanted to face any theoretical probability was 308 however even that might have meant Bangladesh needing to be bowled out for nought. Ultimately, they stuttered their approach to 315-9 regardless of Imam and Babar offering the platform with their 157 partnership off 151 balls for the second wicket. However when the latter was dismissed hit wicket a ball after recording his seventh ODI century, 246-2 within the 42nd over was maybe not totally capitalised upon.
Imad Wasim (43) did launch a counter-attack with some lusty blows regardless of placing skipper Sarfaraz on the arm at one stage, forcing him to retire harm.
In the end, neither that nor the damage would price Pakistan with the wicketkeeper capable of resume his innings off the final ball earlier than including a catch and a stumping within the subject.
Shaheen’s figures have been each his first five-wicket haul in ODI cricket and one of the best figures by a Pakistan bowler in a World Cup match.
Bangladesh got here to this World Cup as harmful underdogs and triggered a few upsets alongside the way in which. However amid memorable victories in opposition to South Africa and West Indies have been disappointing defeats akin to this, the place stand-out particular person performances have lacked help.
Right here Mustafizur Rahman took 5-75 to turn out to be the second-highest wicket taker on the match on 20 behind Australia’s Mitchell Starc with 24. Then with the bat, Shakib reinstated himself on the prime of the run-scoring charts on 606 together with his seventh rating of 50 or extra on this competitors, together with two centuries, which equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s report for India from 2003.
Their coach Steve Rhodes, the previous Worcestershire and England wicketkeeper, will little doubt take the positives from their victories however may even remember what may need been in a few of their closer-fought defeats.
Fakhar Zaman c Mehidy b Saifuddin 13
Imam-ul-Haq hit wicket b Mustafizur 100
Babar Azam lbw b Saifuddin 96
M Hafeez c Shakib b Mehidy 27
Haris Sohail c Soumya b Mustafizur 6
I Wasim c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur 43
Sarfaraz Ahmed not out 3
Wahab Riaz b Saifuddin 2
Shadab Khan c & b Mustafizur 1
M Amir c Mushfiqur b Mustafizur 8
Shaheen Shah not out 0
EXTRAS: (lb3, nb1, w12) 16
TOTAL: (9 wkts; 50 overs) 315
FOW: 1-23, 2-180, 3-246, 4-248, 5-255, 5-267, 6-288, 7-289, 8-314, 9-314
BOWLING: Mehidy Hasan 10-0-30-1; M Saifuddin 9-0-77-3; Mustafizur Rahman 10-0-75-5; Mashrafe Mortaza 7-0-46-0; Shakib Al Hasan 10-0-57-0; Mosaddek Hossain 4-0-27-0
Tamim Iqbal b Shaheen 8
Soumya Sarkar c Fakhar b Amir 22
Shakib c Sarfaraz b Shaheen 64
Mushfiqur Rahim b Wahab 16
Liton Das c Haris b Shaheen 32
Mahmudullah b Shaheen 29
M Hossain c Babar b Shadab 16
M Saifuddin c Amir b Shaheen 0
Mehidy Hasan not out 7
M Mortaza st Sarfaraz b Shadab 15
Mustafizur Rahman b Shaheen 1
EXTRAS: (lb5, w6) 11
TOTAL: (all out 44.1 overs) 221
FOW: 1-26, 2-48, 3-78, 4-136, 5-154, 6-197, 7-197, 8-198, 9-219, 10-221
BOWLING: Mohammad Hafeez 6-1-32-0; Mohammad Amir 7-0-31-1; Shaheen Afridi 9.1-0-35-6; Wahab Riaz 7-0-33-1; Imad Wasim 6-0-26-0; Shadab Khan 9-0-59-2
MAN Of MATCH: Shaheen Afridi
UMPIRES: R Kettleborough, M Gough
TV UMPIRE: R Illingworth
MATCH REFEREE: Sir Richie Richardson
POS TEAM M W L N/R PT NRR
1 Australia Eight 7 1 0 14 +1.000
2 India Eight 6 1 1 13 +0.811
Three England 9 6 Three 0 12 +1.152
Four New Zealand 9 5 Three 1 11 +0.175
5 Pakistan 9 5 Three 1 11 -0.43
6 Sri Lanka Eight Three Three 2 8 -0.934
7 Bangladesh 9 Three 5 1 7 -0.41
Eight South Africa Eight 2 5 1 5 -0.08
9 West Indies 9 2 6 1 5 -0.225
10 Afghanistan 9 Zero 9 Zero 0 -1.322