Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets on Wednesday in the Asia Cup in Lahore, thanks to an outstanding team effort. Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Rizwan’s outstanding batting allowed Pakistan to reach their target of 194 runs in 39.3 overs as they both returned to the pavilion unbroken at 63 (79). Imam, on the other hand, scored 78 (84), and he and Rizwan put on a significant 74-run third-wicket stand.
Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan, had trouble with the bat and was dismissed for 17 (22) by Taskin Ahmed, becoming the quickest captain to reach 2,000 runs in ODIs. The Pakistani captain beat the previous record held by former Indian captain Virat Kohli, who needed 36 innings to reach the milestone, by completing the 2,000 runs in 31 innings.
Earlier, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah put on a masterful display as Pakistan destroyed Bangladesh for 193 in just 38.4 overs. With four wickets in as many overs, Rauf emerged as Pakistan’s best bowler.
Naseem had already taken three wickets after just 5.4 overs. Against Pakistan’s relentless pace, only Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim were able to score runs. Both players scored 50s during the 100-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Shakib was expelled for 53 (57), while Mushfiqur was expelled for 64 (87).