|Bangladesh v Pakistan 2015|
ScheduleWednesday, 22 April 2015 at 08:30 GMT / 09:30 UK / 14:00 IST
VenueShere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Bangladesh humiliated Pakistan while winning the second One Day International by a vast margin of seven wickets and leads the three match series at 2-0. The Green Shirts managed 239 for the loss of six wickets in the allotted 50 overs and the Bengal Tigers completed the task by smashing 3-240 with 11.5 overs still available. The latter already defeated the Former in the opening ODI by 79 runs and looks like taking a command in the last match. It is the first time ever that the home side has won two games in a row and anticipates ending up at 3-0 but the tourists will try to save the lost pride by pocketing the final match.
The opener Tamim Iqbal along with the top order batsman, Mushfiqur Rahim, once again jolted Pakistan with a superb partnership of 118 runs for the third wicket. It was the second successive hundred for Tamim Iqbal and the Latter scored 65 useful runs. Soumaya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman and Nasir Hossain are formidable batsmen as Shakib Al Hasan is a world class all-rounder. Their lethal bowling revolves around Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Rubel Hossain and Nasir Hossain.
The Green Shirts lost their five top order batsmen for 77 mere runs when Saad Nasim and Wahab Riaz gave them some respect by taking the score to 6-239. The duo remained unbeaten at 77 and 51 as Haris Sohail and Azhar Ali contributed 44 and 36 runs while Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Rizwan should re-assess their weakness. Wahab Riaz is their only respectable bowler and rest of them are required to work hard with the ball to acquire positive results.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 08:30 GMT, 14:30 local at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.
Thunderstorm is expected with the temperatures around 27-34ᵒC.
The winning skippers have preferred to bat after winning the toss in the previous games.
The wicket is good for batting as demonstrated by the Bangladeshi batsmen in the previous two matches.
Bangladesh – (From) Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Abul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Mahmudullah, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nasir Hossain, Rony Talukdar, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Tamim Iqbal, Taskin Ahmed.
Pakistan – (From) Azhar Ali (C), Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Haris Sohail, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Rizwan, Rahat Ali, Saad Nasim, Saeed Ajmal, Sami Aslam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Umar Gul, Zulfiqar Babar.
Team Bangladesh is in dangerous mood and can make it 3-0.