Pakistan faces Bangladesh in the final Super-4 match of Asia Cup 2018. Batting first, winning the toss in the match being played at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Bangladesh all out for 239 in 48.5 overs. Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan are on the crease. Allrounder Shakib Al Hasan is not playing in this match for Bangladesh. In place of them, Mominul Haque has been fed. At the same time, instead of star bowler Muhammad Aamir, Junaid Khan has been given a place in the playing XI. Let us know which team that will win in this match will face Team India in the final on Friday.
Mushfiqur-Mithun’s excellent effort but Bangladesh all out for 239
The final match of the Super 4 round in Asia Cup is being played between Pakistan and Bangladesh today. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first before the target of 240 runs against Pakistan. Mushfiqur Rahim (99) scored the highest score for Bangladesh, followed by Mohammed Mithun (60). Thanks to both of them, Bangladesh has presented this challenge to Pakistan. Junaid Khan, playing for the first time in this tournament took 4 wickets for 19 runs and played a key role in preventing Bangladesh from big scores. In addition to Junaid, Shahin Afridi and Hasan Ali 2-2
Earlier, Bangladesh decided to bat first before winning the toss. Although his debut was very poor and his players were backed by 12 runs, the benign Soumya Sarkar (0), Moinul Haq (5) and Liton Das (6) Pavilion returned. After Mushfiqur Rahim and Mohammed Mithun took the innings in style and brought Bangladesh’s innings back to the right track. Both added 144 runs for the 4th wicket. When Bangladesh had a score of 156, then Hasan Ali sent Mithun out of the ball and bowed out to his pavilion on his own ball. This was the fourth wicket on Bangladesh’s score.
On the score of 167, Bangladesh got the 5th shock as Imrul Kayas (9). After this Mushfikur Rahim, who played a disciplined inning for the Bangladeshi team, was just one run away from his 7th ODI international century that he was caught behind the wicket of Shahin Afridi. Mehdi Hassan (12) in collaboration with Mahmudullah, scored the score over 200 and on 221, he also returned the pavilion as the 7th wicket.
Earlier, for the Bengali team, Liton Das and the Soumya Sarkar started the innings. Junaid Khan got the Soumya Sarkar caught by the hand, while Shahin Afridi bowled the pavilion to make Muminul bold. After this Junaid made Lytan Das bold as his second wicket. This match is like a semi-final match for both teams. Both teams today would like to win the final and enter the final, where India has already reached.
In this match, Bangladesh team has come up with 3 changes. Today, the benign Soumya Sarkar, Rubel Hossain and Mominul Haq have got an opportunity, while Bangladesh’s star player Shakib Al Hasan is out today due to the fracture in the finger. Talk to Pakistan, he has also come up with a change in this match. Pakistan kept Mohammad Aamir out of the poor form in this tournament and gave him the opportunity to replace Junaid Khan.
Winning the toss, Mashrafe Mortaza said that this pitch looks good for batting. That’s why their team would like to bat first. In the previous match, we had lost more wickets in the middle order but the numbers 6 and 7 have done our best. Mortaza expressed hope that his openers will give their team a good start here.
Team to reach final
Pakistan has to face Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 in the final Super Four match on Wednesday. The winner team will face India in the final on September 28. The contest is being played in Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. If Pakistan’s team is successful in defeating Bangladesh, then millions of fans of India and Pakistan will once again have to see high profile competition.
Three years later, both teams are face-to-face
The clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh is happening after three years. Earlier, the last match between the two countries was played on April 22, 2015, in Dhadka. After a long time today, this encounter between the two will be memorable in many ways today.
These changes in both teams-
Fast bowler Junaid Khan has returned from Pakistan. Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Aamir, who has been unable to take wickets for a long time, has been dropped. While the legendary all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been dropped from the Bangladesh team. Shakib al Hasan is being told to injure.
Pakistan’s Playing XI
Imam, F Zaman, B Azam, S Malik, S Ahmed, A Ali, S Khan, M Nawaz, H Ali, J Khan, S Afridi