Fakhar Zaman marked his return to the facet with 81 runs as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by seven wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Pakistan have saved alive their slim hopes of qualifying for the semifinals of the ICC Cricket World Cup by defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets, because of a gap partnership of 100 runs between Abdullah Shafique and Fakhar Zaman.
Zaman marked his return to the facet with a belligerent knock of 81 runs as Pakistan chased the goal of 205 in 32.3 overs at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Earlier, Pakistan’s tempo bowlers mixed to take eight wickets as Bangladesh had been dismissed for 204 runs in 45.1 overs.
Electing to bat, Bangladesh may by no means actually recuperate from a prime order collapse as Pakistan’s three-pronged tempo assault impressed with the brand new ball and had been equally efficient within the dying overs with solely Mahmudullah (56) managing a half-century for Bangladesh.
The defeat, Bangladesh’s sixth, has ended Shakib al-Hasan’s group’s hopes of qualifying for the semifinals. Bangladesh have solely received one match within the event.
Pakistan have now received three matches from their seven and nonetheless have a mathematical chance of qualifying.
Babar Azam’s males have moved to fifth place within the factors desk.