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Pakistan started their World Cup campaign with a stunning victory against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens. They defeated Bangladesh by 55 runs. Pakistan batting first scored 201 with the help of Ahmed Shahzad, Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi’s innings.
This victory gave Pakistan a good batting and bowling practice before March 19 match against India at Eden Gardens. The fans of Eden Gardens embraced Pakistan team and celebrated every six and fours hit by Pakistani batsmen. This was perfect revenge for Pakistan against Bangladesh as they lost the to latter in the Asia Cup T20 match.
Here are the ratings of Pakistani players
Sharjeel Khan: This batsman scored 18 off 10 balls before bowled out by Arafat Sunny.
Ahmed Shahzad: This was his first international match being dropped from Asia Cup. He scored 39 balls 52 and shared 91 run partnership with Mohammad Hafeez.
Mohammad Hafeez: He is the highest run scorer in the match. He scored 64 off 42 balls that helped Pakistan to set a massive total for Bangladesh.
Shahid Afridi: People at Eden Gardens chanted ‘Boom Boom’ Afridi when the batsman came to the pitch. Afridi did not disappoint the fans as he played 19 balls 49 run innings.
Umar Akmal: His contribution to the team is big zero. He was caught by Shakib Al Hasan and bowled by Taskin Ahmed in the fifth ball of the 18th over.
Shoaib Malik: He was another Pakistani batsman was the darling of Eden Gardens he interacted with the fans every chant. He came to bat at the death over and scored 15 off 9 balls.
Imad Wasim: He bowled to overs and conceded 13 runs and took the wicket of Mahmudullah.
Sarfraz Ahmed: N/A
Wahab Riaz: He bowled four overs and conceded 31 runs. He has gone wicketless.
Mohammad Amir: He brought Pakistan the first breakthrough in the form of Soumya Sarkar. Amir also took the wicket of Mushfiqur RRahim.
Mohammad Irfan: The scrawny seamer bowled four overs and took one wicket. He conceded 30 runs.