The host team of Asia Cup, Bangladesh, who have had a lacklustre no win tourney so far have re written history books of the thirty year old tournament. Playing their third match in the series, Bangladesh have made Pakistan look like kittens in front of tigers with a score of 326 at the loss of just three wickets. Pakistan used seven bowlers, but none of them looked worth their experience in front of the sheer bravado of Bangla batsmen.
Except Shaqib Al Hasan, all batsmen scored more than fifty runs. Anamul Haque scored a brilliant 100. Imrul Kayes hit 59. Mushfiqur Rahman scored a blistering half century off 33 balls. In the last ten overs Bangla managed a 121 runs score losing just one wicket.
Pakistani bowler Abdur Rahman bowled three no balls in a row, removed from bowling, giving away eight runs finally and ended up with a freakish ”o” overs, eight runs tally. Except Hafeez, all the other bowlers gave more than six runs an over.
Pakistan is now facing a 327 target to win this match, but the team has not had a successful chase of a score over 250 runs in last three years! Lets see what Pak manages now!