LIVE: Pakistan and Bangladesh kick start their WT20 campaign
In the second match of the World T20 2016 is between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh start as favourites to win this clash but Pakistan team can not be taken for granted because they can surprise you on a given day with their exciting cricket.
Skipper Shahid Afridi has won the toss and his side will bat first in this match. The pitch seems similar to one in warm up match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka which is why Pakistan have opted to bat first. As Pakistan is struggling with batting they have field six batsman and two all rounders and the bowling departments will be controlled by the three left arm pacers in Amir, Irfan and Wahab.
Bangladesh also wanted to bat first but they will now have to restrict Pakistan to a manageable total. His boys are confident that they can win this match at Eden Gardens.
Pakistan: A Shehzad, S Khan, M Hafeez, S Malik, U Akmal, S Ahmed, S Afridi, I Wasim, W Riaz, M Amir, M Irfan
Bangladesh: T Iqbal, S Sarkar, S Rahman, S Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, M Rahim, M Mithun, M Mortaza, A Sunny, T Ahmed, A Hossain
Pakistan have scored 7 runs from the first over. Shehzad struck a beautiful boundary through covers.
At the end of first over the score is 7/0.
2 sixes and a four from Al Amin’s first over for Sharjeel Khan. The opener is looking in good touch.
At the end of second over the score is 25/0.
Sharjeel Khan is bowled by Arafat Sunny for 18 runs.
Hafeez struck a six down the ground to start his innings. Great stuff!!
At the end of three overs the score is 32/1.
Good over for Bangladesh. Just 6 runs came off it.
At the end of four overs the score is 38/1.
Tight over from Sunny comes to an end but Shehzad struck a classical inside out shot over covers to get a boundary.
At the end of five overs the score is 44/1.
50 is up for Pakistan, good start. Stumping appeal but not given by the umpire.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 55/1.
A magnificent six from Hafeez to end the over. Pakistan look set to get a good total.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 65/1.
12 runs came off this over from Mortaza. Pakistan rollicking along to a good total. 200 on the cards right now!
At the end of 8 overs the score is 77/1.
6 runs from the over. Shehzad moves to 33 while Hafeez is on 30 runs.
At the end of 9 overs the score is 83/1.
At the end of 10 overs the score is 90/1.
Poor bowling from the bowlers so far on a pitch which is conducive for batting. 9 runs came off it. Shakib is too good a bowler to bowl such deliveries.
At the end of 11 overs the score is 99/1.
Hafeez and Shehzad doing it nicely. 7 runs from the over.
At the end of 12 overs the score is 106/1.
4 leg byes from Mortaza to begin the over. Bangladeshi bowlers playing into the hands of the Pakistani batsman.
At the end of 13 overs the score is 117/1.
Pakistan are making sure that they keep on taking the singles along with a boundary here and there. Sensible stuff from both these batsman. They were under pressure to perform and this is perhaps the best manner in which they have replied to their critics.
Meanwhile Shehzad is caught in the deep trying to score quickly. Good innings from him of 52 runs comes to an end.
Captain Shahid Afridi is the new batsman, a great platform is set for him.
Only four runs came off this over.
At the end of 14 overs the score is 121/2.
18 runs came in this over. Afridi on fire as he hits a six and two fours in this over.
At the end of 15 overs the score is 139/2.
Afridi end the over with a huge six over on long on. Pakistani skipper doing what the people back home want him to do on a regular occasions.
At the end of 16 overs the score is 157/2.
Superb catch from the fielder in the deep. One of the contenders for the catch of the tournament. Hafeez goes for 64 runs, excellent knock from the professor.
Umar Akmal is the new batsman.
At the end of 17 overs the score is 168/3.
Afridi hits the first ball of the over for a six but Umar Akmal perishes for 0 on the 5th ball of the over. Decent over from Taskin Ahmed although he gave away a six.
At the end of 18 overs the score is 176/4.
The charge is on from Afridi!! 13 runs from the over.
At the end of 19 overs the score is 189/4.
Pakistan would love to end with a flourish. So far so goo from them. They should reach 200 easily.
Afridi goes for a well made 49 runs. Excellent knock from the skipper.
The target for Bangladesh is 202 runs.
Amir strikes for Pakistan, Sarkar goes for a golden duck. Beautiful inswinging delivery from Mohammad Amir. Worst possible start for Bangladesh.
Shabbir Rehman is the new batsman.
At the end of first over the score is 6/1.
Tamim Iqbal needs to utilize his good form and provide a solid platform.
The 7 feet bowler Irfan to bowl from the other end.
At the end of second over the score is 15/1.
At the end of third over the score is 21/1.
At the end of four overs the score is 26/1.
At the end of five overs the score 33/1.
At the end of 6 overs the score is 45/2.
At the end of 7 overs the score is 56/2.
At the end of 8 overs the score is 58/3.
At the end of 9 overs the score is 61/3.
At the end of 10 overs the score is 69/3.
At the end of 11 overs the score is 74/4.
At the end of 12 overs the score is 79/3.
At the end of 13 overs the score is 87/3.
At the end of 14 overs the score is 94/3.
At the end of 15 overs the score is 98/4.
At the end of 16 overs the score is 105/4.
At the end of 17 overs the score is 111/5.
At the end of 18 overs the score is 123/6.
At the end of 19 overs the score is 134/6.
Pakistan win by 55 runs!!