PAK vs BAN, Asia Cup 2023 Super 4: Pakistan’s Dominant Victory Led by Imam and Pace Bowlers
Imam Ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan displayed exceptional batting prowess, each achieving half-centuries, while Pakistan’s pacers executed a masterful bowling performance. This stellar combination resulted in a convincing seven-wicket triumph over Bangladesh during the Super 4 clash of the 2023 Asia Cup. The pulsating encounter unfolded at the iconic Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday.
September 6, 2023 | Time: 21:51
Pakistan Opens Super 4 Stage with a Resounding Victory! The relentless action continued as Salman Agha played a brilliant reserve-sweep, guiding a fuller delivery to the third-man boundary. With this stroke, Pakistan sealed a resounding seven-wicket victory.
September 6, 2023 | Time: 21:47
PAK: 188/3 in 39 Overs Shamim Hossain took charge of the bowling attack, but Rizwan countered with a remarkable inside-out shot, dispatching the ball over the covers for yet another boundary. Pakistan now needs just 6 runs from 66 balls.
September 6, 2023 | Time: 21:43
PAK: 180/3 in 38 Overs Shakib Al Hasan persisted with his spell. Rizwan, displaying his skill, advanced down the track and lofted the ball over the off-side, claiming another crucial boundary. Seven runs came from this over, and Pakistan requires a mere 14 runs from 72 balls to secure victory.
September 6, 2023 | Time: 21:42
PAK: 173/3 in 37 Overs Mehidy Hasan completed his final over, and Mohammad Rizwan reached a well-deserved half-century. This over yielded five runs, leaving Pakistan with a target of 21 runs from 78 balls for a triumphant finish.
September 06, 2023 – 16:50
Over 23 – Bowler: Shadab
September 06, 2023 – 16:47
Bangladesh – 111/4 in 22 overs
Shakib skillfully guides the ball past third man for a boundary, scoring four valuable runs. The pace of the ball required just a gentle touch to send it racing to the boundary. This over yields six runs for Bangladesh.
September 06, 2023 – 16:43
Bangladesh – 105/4 in 21 overs
Shadab remains the bowler for this over. Mushfiqur executes a full sweep, sending the ball to the boundary for a well-earned four runs. This over contributes six runs to Bangladesh’s score.
September 06, 2023 – 16:40
Bangladesh – 99/4 in 20 overs
Naseem continues his spell. Shakib manages to edge the short delivery, sending it just over the keeper and to the boundary for four runs. Once again, Shakib skillfully guides the ball past third man for another boundary, adding four more runs to the total. There was a chance for a catch as Shakib’s leading edge went towards Naseem, but unfortunately, he couldn’t secure it.
September 6, 2023 – 16:07
Bangladesh: 58/4 after 12 Overs
Rauf stays on for another over. Bangladesh is relying on their seasoned players in this crucial phase, and they must build a substantial partnership to reach a competitive total. This over yields five runs.
September 6, 2023 – 16:02
Bangladesh: 53/4 after 11 Overs
Faheem remains the bowler. Shakib capitalizes on a short and wide delivery, guiding it to third man for a single. Another short ball, this time directed at the body, is pulled to fine leg for a couple of runs. The over concludes with four runs added to Bangladesh’s score.
September 6, 2023 – 15:52
Rauf Strikes Twice! Bangladesh Under Pressure
Haris Rauf delivers another blow! He claims his second wicket of the match. Rauf bowled a full and straight delivery that caught Towhid Hridoy off-guard as he struggled to bring his bat down in time. Bangladesh is now facing a challenging situation with Mushfiqur stepping in at number 6.
Wicket: Towhid Hridoy bowled by Haris Rauf for 2 runs from 9 balls.
September 6, 2023 – 15:45
Haris Rauf’s Milestone: 50 ODI Wickets and a Key Dismissal!
In a pivotal moment, Haris Rauf makes his mark! Rauf takes charge of the attack with his first over. A slightly short and wide delivery, Shakib skillfully guides it to third man for a single. And… there it is! A wicket for Rauf! Naim attempts a pull shot, but it goes straight up into the air, an easy catch for Rauf. This marks a significant milestone for Haris Rauf, securing his 50th ODI wicket! Hridoy steps in at number 5.
Naim c and b Haris Rauf 20(25) [4s-4]
The scoreboard now reads BAN 46/3 after 8 overs.
September 6, 2023 – 15:27
Afridi Strikes: Litton Departs!
Four! The delivery is slightly shorter, and Naim confidently pulls it through midwicket, finding the boundary with style.
Wicket! It’s a shorter delivery, and Das attempts to play it but ends up edging the ball to slip. The extra bounce deceives him as the ball travels across the batsman. Shakib now enters the fray.
Litton Das has been caught by Rizwan, and bowled by Shaheen Afridi, scoring 16 runs off 13 balls, including four boundaries.
Bangladesh is at 31/2 after 5 overs.
September 6, 2023 – 15:11
Early Breakthrough by Naseem Shah!
Wicket Alert! Mehidy departs without scoring a run! A full delivery down the leg side, Miraz sends an easy catch to short mid-wicket. The centurion from the previous game doesn’t find his rhythm today. Litton Das steps in at number 3.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz departs for 0(1) – Caught by Fakhar Zaman, bowled by Naseem Shah.
Litton wastes no time, guiding a full and wide delivery past third man for a boundary.
Bangladesh at 4/1 after 2 Overs
September 6, 2023 – 15:01
Live Cricket Update: Bangladesh’s Opening Stand
Bangladesh’s opening batsmen, Mohammed Naim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz, have taken the crease. Pakistan’s Shaheen Afridi has the new ball in his hand.
Shaheen Afridi starts with a precise and full delivery, causing a slight movement away from Naim, who misses his drive. Naim’s lack of foot movement is evident, prompting an LBW appeal from the fielding side. However, the umpire dismisses the appeal, deeming it too high, as the ball moved back in off the seam. The over concludes as a maiden over, setting the stage for an intriguing contest. Stay tuned for more updates!