BIRMINGHAM: After suffering a batting collapse, Pakistan were able to pull off a last over win over Bangladesh by 2 wickets as the two sides clashed in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 warm-up match on Saturday.
Fahim Ashraf and Hasan Ali were no doubt the heroes of the game at the end as their stand helped Pakistan clinch the match by two wickets.
Fahim Ashraf made a blistering 64 runs from 30 balls while Hasan Ali made a valuable 2715 balls.
At one time, Pakistan were 168-5 as the green shirts chased Bangladesh’s 342-run target.
Mehedi Hasan Miraz was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers as he took two wickets from his 4 overs and gave 30 runs.
Shoaib Malik anchored the team in the middle order with a stellar knock of 72 runs. Ahmad Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez also contributed to the team’s score with knocks of 44 and 49 respectively.
Bangladesh finished at 341/9 from their fifty overs. Opener Tamim Iqbal was the pick of the Bangladeshi batsmen as he scored 102 runs from 93 balls. Imrul Kayes and Mushfiqur Rahim made important contributions to the total with scores of 61 and 46 respectively.
Junaid Khan took the most Bangladeshi scalps, raking in 4 wickets while Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali took 2 wickets apiece.