Bangladesh vs Pakistan Super 4 Match 7 Lahore Match Report 2023

Harris Rauf claimed figures of 4/19 as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the first game of the Super 4 at Lahore on Wednesday.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a poor start by losing Mehidy Hasan Miraz to Naseem Shah for a golden duck.

The pair of Mohammad Naim and Litton Das added 30 runs for the second wicket stand before the latter edged a delivery from Shaheen Shah Afridi behind the stumps for 16.

Rauf then got into the act by claiming both Mohammad Naim (20) and Towhid Hridoy (2) in quick succession leaving them in a spot of bother at 47/4.

Skipper Shakib Al Hasan along with Mushfiqur Rahim resurrected the innings with a valuable 100 run stand for the fifth wicket before the former was caught in the boundary line by Fakhar Zaman off Faheem Ashraf for 53.

Rauf in his second spell returned by dismissing the dangerous Mushfiqur Rahim (64) caught behind the stumps and then dismissing Taskin Ahmed for a first ball duck.

Naseem then wrapped up the innings by dismissing Afif Hossain (12) and Shoriful Islam (1) as Bangladesh were bundled out for 193 in 38.4 overs.

Chasing 194, openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq got Pakistan off to a steady start. The pair added 35 runs for the opening wicket before the former was trapped leg before wicket by Shoriful Islam for 20.

Skipper Babar Azam then dragged a delivery from Taskin Ahmed back on to his stumps for 17.

Imam along with Mohammad Rizwan put on 85 runs for the third wicket stand before the former fell to Mehidy Hasan Miraz for 78.

Rizwan and Agha Salman put on an unbeaten 35 runs for the third wicket stand to take Pakistan to a comfortable seven wicket win.

Pakistan 194 for 3 (Imam 78, Rizwan 63*, Shoriful 1-24) beat Bangladesh 193 (Mushfiqur 64, Shakib 53, Rauf 4-19, Naseem 3-34) by seven wickets

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