Fizz takes five, Pakistan set Bangladesh 316 to win

:: Peoples Time Online ::

Pakistan have set 316-run target for Bangladesh in World Cup match at Lord’s on Friday.

Pakistan managed to post 315 runs for losing 9 wickets in 50 overs.

Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman smashed five wickets for 75 runs.

Pakistan fell in trouble as Imam-ul-Haq was hit-out after posting a brilliant ton. He scored 100 runs off 100 balls with 7 fours.

It was a solid start for Pakistan but so far nowhere near enough to reach the huge score they need to stand any chance of boosting their net run-rate and overtaking fourth-place New Zealand in the standings.

Pakistan lost their second wicket on the last ball of the 32nd over when Babar Azam (96 off 98 balls) was dismissed leg before wicket to Mohammad Saifuddin.

Although he missed out on a second World Cup century, this is Babar’s fourth 50-plus score of the ongoing tournament.

The 24-year-old has now scored more runs than any other Pakistani at a single World Cup, overtaking Javed Miandad, who bagged 437 runs at the 1992 World Cup.

Fakhar Zaman was the first man out, caught by Mehidy Hasan off Saifuddin for 13. Pakistan need to win by at least 316 runs to overtake New Zealand in fourth place.

Peoples Time/HG

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