Pakistan now officially eliminated from the world cup 2019. Pakistan need to beat Bangladesh with a margin of 308+ runs. But they only scored 315 runs. Pakistan did not show any intent from the start of their inning to score 400+ runs.
In this match, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. They have lost the early wicket of Fakhar Zaman. After that Babar Azam and Imam-ul Haq added 157 runs for the second wicket. Babar Azam missed his well-deserved century by four runs. He scored 96 runs in just 98 balls with the help of 11 fours. Imam-Ul-Haq scored a brilliant century. He made 100 runs in just 100 balls with the help of 7 fours. At the end of Pakistan inning, Imad Wasim played a good cameo and made 43 runs in just 23 balls and Pakistan set the target of 316 runs for Bangladesh.
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In the bowling for Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman took a five-wicket haul. He took his second five-wicket haul in this world cup 2019.
During the Pakistan batting, Imam-ul-Haq refuses to walk despite clearly breaking stumps with his foot after umpire went upstairs and gave out him by the third umpire.
During the mid, inning presentation, Imam-ul-Haq said,
“It feels great, to do something good for your team and score a hundred. The wicket is behaving rather slowly and it will get slower over the course of the second innings. They bowled well in the middle part of the innings, but me and Babar were batting pretty well during our partnership. They’re batting quite well too; Shakib is in good form, so we will have to bowl really well to win the match today. The conditions were not demanding that, and we had to be realistic, and 400 was difficult if we assess the conditions properly. You can’t do anything about these kinds of dismissals (hit wicket). I would have been happier if my hundred came in the earlier matches of consequence, and I think that is how you learn. I am still very young and I have a lot to learn. This hundred will be special because it was in front of a packed Lord’s crowd.”