Pakistan vs Bangladesh highlights, World Cup 2023: PAK wins by seven wickets, keeps semifinal hopes alive

PAK vs BAN, ODI World Cup 2023: Catch the highlights, updates and commentary from the Pakistan vs Bangladesh World Cup 2023 match in Kolkata.

Updated : Oct 31, 2023 20:45 IST

Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman plays a shot.
Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman plays a shot. | Photo Credit: AP

Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman plays a shot. | Photo Credit: AP

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights and updates from the Pakistan vs Bangladesh World Cup 2023 match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

  • October 31, 2023 20:42
    Pakistan keeps itself alive in the tournament, moves to fifth spot!

    ODI World Cup 2023 Points Table after PAK vs BAN: Pakistan up to fifth, stays in hunt for semifinals

  • October 31, 2023 20:41
    Pakistan wins by seven wickets!

    A convincing performance by Pakistan. A solid bowling performance with Shaheen Afridi leading from the front and well supported by the rest of the bowlers. Wasim Jr also got three wickets and displayed some brilliant reverse swing. In batting department as well, Fakhar Zaman had a brilliant comeback scoring an amazing 81. Abdullah Shafique also played a good knock.

    For Bangladesh, the same old story of not coming into the contest at all right from the beginning. With not much to defend, bowlers couldn’t do a lot. All about how Bangladesh goes on about the rest of the games now since it’s practically out of the tournament.

  • October 31, 2023 20:35
    PAK 205/3 in 32.3 overs

    Rizwan gets the winning run with a tap to covers and that is a job done well by Pakistan.

  • October 31, 2023 20:33
    PAK 203/3 in 32 overs

    Five runs from the over by Mehidy. Pakistan two away from the win.

  • October 31, 2023 20:29
    PAK 198/3 in 31 overs

    Shakib for his fifth over. FOUR! Iftikhar punches past the extra cover fielder and dissects the long off and deep cover fielders to get a boundary. Three singles in the over.

  • October 31, 2023 20:26
    PAK 191/3 in 30 overs

    Mehidy continues. FOUR runs. Rizwan slashes hard at a delivery and puts it wide enough to prevent the deep cover fielder from getting to it. Two more singles off the over.

  • October 31, 2023 20:18
    PAK 185/3 in 29 overs

    FOUR for Rizwan! Picks the slower one from Rahman and he heaves it over the bowler’s head. FOUR more! Hammers it down the ground from a length. A single on the fifth delivery through to cover. Iftikhar joins the party. Sees it pitched wide and lofts it over mid off for four.

  • October 31, 2023 20:12
    PAK 171/3 in 28 overs

    Mehidy continues. OUT! Now Fakhar is caught and misses out a well-deserved century. Slogs it straight it midwicket and Pakistan loses third wicket. He’s out for 81 off 74 balls.

    Fakhar Zaman c Towhid b Mehidy 81 (74)

    Iftikhar Ahmed off the mark with a glance to fine leg. Rizwan puts the final delivery through covers for one run.

  • October 31, 2023 20:08
    PAK 168/2 in 27 overs

    Mustafizur. Three singles off the first three balls. Followed by two dot balls. Can he finish the over well? Yes he can. A dot ball.

  • October 31, 2023 20:00
    PAK 165/2 in 26 overs

    And another slog sweep and another SIX!! Mehidy Hasan once again the bowler. OUT! Babar Azam is gone for 9. Charges down the track and hits it straight to long-on. Pakistan loses second wicket. Mohammad Rizwan comes and plays starts off his innings with a sweep towards square leg for four.

  • October 31, 2023 19:56
    PAK 152/1 in 25 overs

    Mustafizur continues. Four dot balls in a row to start with. Just a single from that over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:52
    PAK 151/1 in 24 overs

    Fakhar Zaman once again slog sweeps Mehidy Hasan over midwicket for a huge SIX! What a great shot. A single and 150-up for Pakistan! Nine runs from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:46
    PAK 142/1 in 23 overs

    Mustafizur is back into the attack. Babar Azam smacks a beautiful cover drive for four! Loud roar by the Eden crowd!! Now Fakhar cuts it past point for four! 10 runs off the over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:40
    PAK 132/1 in 22 overs

    OUT! Abdullah Shafique is given LBW off Mehidy Hasan. He went for sweep but missed it and umpire raised the finger immediately. Shafique reviews but three reds means he has to go. Shafique is out for 68 off 69 balls.

    Babar Azam comes in. Four runs and a wickets in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:37
    PAK 128/0 in 21 overs

    Shakib continues. Three singles off the first three balls. Four runs off the overs.

  • October 31, 2023 19:33
    PAK 124/0 in 20 overs

    Taskin to continue. SIX from Shafique to end the over. Again walks down the pitch and pummels it over cow corner. 10 from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:28
    PAK 114/0 in 19 overs

    SIX! Abdullah takes two steps out of the crease and smashes Shakib back over his head. Nearly a mix up between the duo and Fakhar almost gets run out at the non striker’s end. Nine runs in the over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:23
    PAK 105/0 in 18 overs

    Taskin Ahmed back for his fifth over. Fakhar taps the first delivery to covers with soft hands to collect one and get closer to his fifty. Shafique gets to his half century with a single to point. SIX! Fakhar charges out and blasts the ball onto the sightscreen. That’s fifty for Fakhar too.

  • October 31, 2023 19:21
    PAK 97/0 in 17 overs

    Shakib to continue. Six runs in the over - all run between the wickets.

  • October 31, 2023 19:17
    PAK 91/0 in 16 overs

    Najmul Hossain Shanto into the attack now. FOUR! Walks down the wicket and places it wide of the deep cover fielder. Five runs in the over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:11
    PAK 86/0 in 15 overs

    Shakib back into the attack. He gives away just two singles in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 19:06
    PAK 84/0 in 14 overs

    Miraz to Fakhar. SIX! Steps down to get to the pitch and parks it over long on. A single to deep square leg for Fakhar.

  • October 31, 2023 19:03
    PAK 77/0 in 13 overs

    Rahman continues. FOUR! Shafique lofts an overpitched delivery over the bowler’s head. FOUR again! Now it’s clipped through mid wicket. A third FOUR in the over. Again through mid wicket.

  • October 31, 2023 18:55
    PAK 65/0 in 12 overs

    FOUR! Shafique with a textbook punch down the ground off Shoriful. Shafique runs down a bouncer to third man for a run.

    Abdullah Shafique needs to be treated for a cramp. He’s fine to go now.

    SIX! Fakhar, you beauty. Upper cuts a wide delivery over the third man ropes.

  • October 31, 2023 18:50
    PAK 54/0 in 11 overs

    Rahman to Fakhar, one run. Absolutely blasts it through point but Mehidy Hasan gets a hand to it which keeps it down to one run. A single on the final delivery to take the over’s tally to two runs.

  • October 31, 2023 18:44
    PAK 52/0 in 10 overs

    Shoriful Islam back for his third over. FOUR to start the over. Going down leg and Fakhar works it down to fine leg. 50 up for Pakistan. A single on the fourth delivery to square leg.

  • October 31, 2023 18:40
    PAK 47/0 in 9 overs

    Mustafizur Rahman replaces Taskin. FOUR RUNS! There are four fielders on the off side and Fakhar still finds the gap to drive it past for a boundary. Glances the final delivery to deep square leg to retain strike.

  • October 31, 2023 18:37
    PAK 42/0 in 8 overs

    Appeals! Shakib al Hasan’s first delivery thuds into the back pad of Fakhar but the umpire denies. Takes a single off the next to long on. Shafique clips to the right of mid on for one run. SIX! Fakhar steps out and chips it over the cow corner boundary. An inside edge on the final delivery takes the ball to deep square; one run of it.

  • October 31, 2023 18:31
    PAK 33/0 in 7 overs

    Taskin to Fakhar. He pulls to deep square leg and the ball lands just wide of the fielder. FOUR for Shafique! A brilliant use of wrists to clip it away to the boundary. An aggressive attempt to drive but the ball nips in and misses the bat.

  • October 31, 2023 18:28
    PAK 28/0 in 6 overs

    Mehidy Hasan Miraz into the attack. FOUR! Shafique sweeps in the air and gets the ball over fine leg. Five runs in the over.

  • October 31, 2023 18:21
    PAK 23/0 in 5 overs

    Taskin to Fakhar. Starts with a delivery in the block hole. SIX! MASSIVE! That’s travelled 99 metres. Taskin goes a fraction full and Fakhar clears his front leg and whacks it away over the on side. A single on the next delivery.

  • October 31, 2023 18:15
    PAK 16/0 in 4 overs

    Islam for his second over. On the pads and Zaman clips past mid wicket for two runs. Follows it up with a wide. A loud shout for LBW but it hit too high on the pad; one leg bye for Zaman. FOUR for Shafique! gain misses his line and the batter clips it past mid wicket. Shafique drives the fifth through mid on for two runs.

  • October 31, 2023 18:11
    PAK 6/0 in 3 overs

    Taskin to Shafique. ALMOST! The third ball pitches at a length and takes off. Shafique throws his bat at it but gets beaten. Times his clip on the fifth delivery but it is straight to the fielder. Another maiden.

  • October 31, 2023 18:07
    PAK 6/0 in 2 overs

    Shoriful Islam to Zaman, shoulders arms on the first delivery. Cracks the second to cover but the fielder stops it. Slashes hard at the final delivery of the over but misses. A maiden over.

  • October 31, 2023 18:02
    PAK 6/0 in 1 overs

    Taskin to Shafique, beats the edge on the first delivery. In the corridor of uncertainty and Shafique goes for a half-hearted push at it. Nearly run out! There is hesitation as Shafique hits to mid on and takes off for a single. Shanto’s throw is just inches wide of the stumps at non-striker’s end. Now Zaman takes a risky single to covers. FOUR! Shafique with a sublime drive through covers.

  • October 31, 2023 18:02
    Ready for the run chase

    Fakhar Zaman and Abdullah Shafique walk out to the centre for the 2nd innings.

    It will be Taskin Ahmed for the Bangladesh.

  • October 31, 2023 17:50
    Pakistan needs 205 runs to win

    It was an innings that never really started. Bangladesh displayed yet again the woes in its batting order as the top order caved in early. Litton Das and Mahmudullah struck a 50-partnership to pull Bangladesh back into the game, but the wicket of the former put the innings in trouble again. Skipper Shakib al Hasan offered some resistence and even struck a partnership with Mehidy Hasan Miraz but even that was insufficient for Bangladesh to play out the full 50 overs. It was a field day for the Pakistani pacers with Afridi and Wasim picking three each while Rauf got two.

  • October 31, 2023 17:36
    Qualification scenario

    Pakistan needs 205 runs to stay relevant in the tournament; Bangladesh needs to defend it.

    Here are the details of how each team can qualify

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    Realistically, it looks far from possible for Pakistan to turn things around. But mathematically, Babar Azam’s men are still alive in the tournament.

  • October 31, 2023 17:33
    BAN 204/10 in 46.1 overs

    OUT! Wasim yorks Mustafizur and Bangladesh is bowled out for 204.

  • October 31, 2023 17:28
    BAN 204/9 in 45 overs

    Afridi for his ninth over. Very nice display of reverse swing here. Three singles from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 17:22
    BAN 201/9 in 44 overs

    Mehidy Hasan goes for a slog against Wasim but the ball uproots the offstump. That ball came into the right hander! Eight down Bangladesh! He’s out for 25.

    Mustafizur is off the mark with a single on the first ball. Another reverse, full ball, moves away from the left hander and Taskin is bowled! What a ball. Second wicket off the over.

    Shoriful Islam, number 11. Gets beaten on the first ball. Good over.

  • October 31, 2023 17:16
    BAN 200/7 in 43 overs

    Afridi is back. An appeal on the first ball for caught behind but umpire says no. Afridi tries to convince keeper and captain but no review taken in the end. Good decision. The ball clipped the pads and no bat was involved. Just two runs off the over. 200 runs on the board for Bangladesh.

  • October 31, 2023 17:12
    BAN 198/7 in 42 overs

    Usama bowling his last over as well. All on Mehidy Hasan to take Bangladesh close to 250-run mark. Overpitches and Mehidy beautifully lofts over covers for four! Seven runs from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 17:09
    BAN 191/7 in 41 overs

    Iftikhar comes in for his last over. Just three singles in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 17:02
    BAN 188/7 in 40 overs

    Rauf now. Shakib takes a single on the first ball. Rauf comes round the wicket, bowls short, Shakib goes for a pull but gets a top edge and gifts a simple catch to midwicket fielder inside the circle. Shakib is OUT for 43. Bangladesh loses its seventh wicket.

    Taskin defends the first ball. How much from here can Bangladesh get now? Full toss on pads, Taskin places it towards fine leg but a good effort in the deep cuts it two. Five runs and a wicket in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:58
    BAN 183/6 in 39 overs

    Wasim Jr is back. He’s definitely getting some movement. A tight over so far. Still two balls to go. Only a single in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:55
    BAN 182/6 in 38 overs

    Usama for his ninth over. Four singles off first four balls. Miraz, on fifth ball, slog sweeps over midwicket for a SIX!! 10 runs from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:52
    BAN 172/6 in 37 overs

    Iftikhar is back and Shakib plays an inside out for four! And follows it up with another boundary, this time towards midwicket. Three fours in three balls!! Comes down the track and lofts it over the bowler’s head. Takes a single on the fourth ball. 14 runs from the over. Good over for Bangladesh.

  • October 31, 2023 16:49
    BAN 158/6 in 36 overs

    Bangladesh has just crossed the 150-run mark. How much more can it add from here? Shakib is there, so is Mehidy Hasan but Pakistan bowlers have been tightening the screws with very few bad balls.

    Five singles off that Usama Mir over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:44
    BAN 153/6 in 35 overs

    Rauf returns. Shakib drives on the up and gets a double. Shakib is on 22 off 48 balls. Takes a single. Four off the over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:40
    BAN 149/6 in 34 overs

    Usama continues. He’s looping it but Bangladesh batters have interest to risk it now. Four singles off the over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:35
    BAN 145/6 in 33 overs

    Afridi continues. Shakib drives towards deep covers and gets a double. Shakib almost yorks himself, walking down the track and gets off balance. Four runs from that over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:30
    141/6 in 32 overs

    Usama Mir is back. Hridoy slaps a slot ball over midwicket for a SIX! And is out on the next ball....! Is caught at first slip as tries to slash a full delivery outside off stump. He looks at the umpire in hope if they double check that the ball bounced off the surface but for nothing.

    Mehidy Hasan Miraz comes in at number eight. Eight runs and a wicket in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:20
    133/5 in 31 overs

    Afridi is back into the attack and starts off with a wide down the leg to Shakib. Shaheen comes round the wicket to Mahmudullah and is clean bowled!! Straightens up after pitching on the middle stump and Mahmudullah got squared up. A good innings nevertheless. He’s gone for 56 off 70 balls.

    Tawhid Hridoy comes to the crease now. Gets off the mark with a quick single. Five runs and a wicket in that over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:16
    BAN 128/4 in 30 overs

    Shakib is on 11 off 31 balls. Needs to move on now. Wasim has pulled his length back a bit but is getting very little reverse away from the left hander. Tight over, four runs from it.

  • October 31, 2023 16:11
    BAN 124/4 in 29 overs

    Iftikhar continues. Another tight over. Just three singles off it.

  • October 31, 2023 16:08
    BAN 121/4 in 28 overs

    Wasim is back and is welcomed with a terrific cover drive for FOUR by Shakib. A hint of reverse there? Seems like it. Just that boundary from the over followed by five dot balls.

  • October 31, 2023 16:04
    BAN 117/4 in 27 overs

    Iftikhar for his seventh over. He has been quite economical today and has got a breakthrough as well. Four singles from that over.

  • October 31, 2023 16:00
    BAN 113/4 in 26 overs

    Rauf continues. Two singles in the first three balls. Mahmudullah on 49. Shakib is taking his time here. 17 balls for three runs so far. Taps for another single to bring Mahmudullah on strike. Mahmudullah takes a single towards extra covers and brings up his fifty in 58 balls.

  • October 31, 2023 15:59
    BAN 109/4 in 25 overs

    Just one run from Iftikhar’s next over. Shakib taps to cover and Mahmudullah has to put in a dive to get in at the striker’s end.

  • October 31, 2023 15:52
    BAN 108/4 in 24 overs

    A couple of wides from Haris Rauf adds two runs to Bangladesh tally. Wraps it on the pads but it is going down the leg stump; one leg bye collected. Shakib runs down a delivery to third man to get off the mark.

  • October 31, 2023 15:49
    BAN 104/4 in 23 overs

    Iftikhar to Mahmudullah, a single with a touch to point. BEATEN! Shakib chases a wide delivery for a drive but the turn takes it away from his bat.

  • October 31, 2023 15:45
    BAN 103/4 in 22 overs

    Haris Rauf back into the attack. Mahmudullah gets the first run of the over on the fourth delivery with a clip to fine leg. Shakib al Hasan blocks the final two of the over.

  • October 31, 2023 15:40
    BAN 102/4 in 21 overs

    Iftikhar for his fourth. FOUR! Again goes down leg and Mahmudullah puts bat to it. WICKET! The partnership is broken. Litton goes. Going for a clip to the on side, Litton closes the face of the bat too early. Hands a simple catch to wicket.

    Litton Das c Salman b Iftikhar 45 (64)

  • October 31, 2023 15:35
    BAN 96/3 in 20 overs

    Usama Mir to continue. FOUR! Full toss for Litton who slog sweeps it over mid wicket.A late cut by Litton to add another run. SIX! Mahmudullah launches this one over mid wicket for a maximum.

  • October 31, 2023 15:35
    BAN 85/3 in 19 overs

    Iftikhar back into the attack. Four runs from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 15:28
    BAN 81/3 in 18 overs

    Mir to Litton. Drives down the ground to add one run. Mahmudullah pushes to covers with soft hands and takes one. FOUR! Litton creates room on this one and cuts it between point and third man, both of whom are in the circle.

  • October 31, 2023 15:25
    BAN 75/3 in 17 overs

    Wasim Jr to bowl his fourth. FOUR! Width on offer and Mahmudullah slaps it through point. The shot brings up the fifty partnership between the pair. Mahmudullah gets an inside edge on a defence, and Litton calls him in for a single. Well run. Litton hooks a short ball to fine leg for one run.

  • October 31, 2023 15:22
    BAN 68/3 in 16 overs

    Mir to Mahmudullah, takes a single to long off. CHANCE! Litton tries to take on the bowler and clear the long off boundary. Slices it high in the air and the fielder rushes ahead to take it. The ball falls just short and Litton survives. Just two runs from it.

  • October 31, 2023 15:17
    BAN 66/3 in 15 overs

    Wasim Jr bowls a maiden over to Litton. He gets bat to ball on a few occasions but fails to beat the fielders in the circle.

  • October 31, 2023 15:08
    BAN 66/3 in 14 overs

    Mir to Mahmudullah. FOUR runs! Sends it down leg and Mahmudullah gets a faint touch to send it down to the fence. A wide on the next delivery. Five from it. Time for Drinks break!

  • October 31, 2023 15:06
    BAN 61/3 in 13 overs

    Wasim Jr for his second over. Five singles off the over takes Bangladesh’s tally to 61.

  • October 31, 2023 15:01
    BAN 56/3 in 12 overs

    Usama Mir for his first over. Litton drives to deep cover for two runs. That’s 50 for Bangladesh. FOUR runs! Mahmudullah laps up an overpitched delivery and drills it through covers. A single with a clip to deep square.

  • October 31, 2023 14:57
    BAN 48/3 in 11 overs

    Mohammad Wasim Jr into the attack. FOUR! Cut away behind point by Litton. Another boundary through covers for Mahmudullah. 11 runs in the over.

  • October 31, 2023 14:51
    BAN 37/3 in 10 overs

    Haris Rauf to continue. Just one run from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 14:46
    BAN 36/3 in 9 overs

    Afridi for his fifth over. Mahmudullah on strike. FOUR! Pitched too full and Mahmudullah packs it away between point and cover.

  • October 31, 2023 14:44
    BAN 32/3 in 8 overs

    Mahmudullah gets off the mark with a couple in Rauf’s next over. A cover drive for three runs on the fifth delivery.

  • October 31, 2023 14:36
    BAN 27/3 in 7 overs

    FOUR for Litton. Punches Shaheen through covers to continue his counter attack. CHANCE! Litton goes for a pull on a short delivery and the short mid wicket comes into play again. Lands just short of him.

  • October 31, 2023 14:30
    BAN 23/3 in 6 overs

    Haris Rauf to Litton. FOUR! A gentle push down the ground on a full delivery. Another FOUR! This one with an on drive through mid on. A tap down to third man on the fourth delivery. Third FOUR! Rahim squares drives this full and wide delivery. CAUGHT BEHIND! Rahim falls. Pushes away from his body and gets a faint nick on it. Bangladesh in all sorts of trouble.

    Mushfiqur Rahim c Rizwan b Rauf 5 (8)

  • October 31, 2023 14:26
    BAN 10/2 in 5 overs

    Shaheen continues. Shakeel with a diving save on Litton’s drive saves three runs. Rahim shoulders arms on the final two deliveries of the over.

  • October 31, 2023 14:19
    BAN 9/2 in 4 overs

    Iftikhar to continue. Just three singles in the over.

  • October 31, 2023 14:14
    BAN 6/2 in 3 overs

    Litton Das drives between cover and mid on and takes a single. WICKET! Shaheen gets Shanto. Shanto goes for a clip off his pads but offers a catch to Usama Mir at short mid wicket.

    Najmul Hossain Shanto c Usama Mir b Afridi 4 (3)

    Mushfiqur Rahim in at No. 4 today.

  • October 31, 2023 14:14
    BAN 5/1 in 2 overs

    Iftikhar Ahmed with the second over. Shanto gets a boundary off the final delivery through the backward point region. Five runs from the over.

  • October 31, 2023 14:12
    Shaheen Shah Afridi - Fastest Pakistani to 100 wickets

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    Star youngster Shaheen Shah Afridi became the fastest Pakistan bowler to take 100 ODI wickets during the ICC World Cup 2023 league match against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.

  • October 31, 2023 14:04
    BAN 0/1 in 1 over

    Afridi to Tanzid. LBW! Shaheen angles it in and then holds the line and the batter is trapped in front. Bangladesh goes for a review but the that does not save him. Pakistan has a wicket in the first over.

    Tanzid Hasan lbw b Afridi 0 (4)

    Najmul Hasan Shanto is the new batter and he defends the first delivery. A wicket maiden for Afridi.

  • October 31, 2023 14:03
    BAN 0/0

    Shaheen Shah Afridi taking his mark at the top of his run up.

    Litton Das and Tanzid Hasan open for Bangladesh.

  • October 31, 2023 13:38
    Playing XIs

    Pakistan - Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf

    Bangladesh - Litton Das, Tanzid Hasan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan(c), Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Towhid Hridoy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

  • October 31, 2023 13:32

    Babar Azam and Shakib Al Hasan are in the middle. Bangladesh wins the toss and opts to bat first.

    One change for Bangladesh - Mahedi out; Hridoy in.

    Three changes for Pakistan - Imam, Shadab and Nawaz out; Fakhar, Salman and Usama in.

  • October 31, 2023 13:30
    Pitch report

    Looks a bit dry with no moisture. Will bring spinners into play and can be challenging for the batters, Shane Watson and Nasser Hussain assess.

  • October 31, 2023 13:26
    Head-to-head in ODI World Cup

    Pakistan 1-1 Bangladesh

  • October 31, 2023 13:20
    What were Pakistan and Bangladesh up to leading up to this game?

    From Babar Azam spending time to Shakib Al Hasan batting for 90 minutes, and Mohammad Rizwan’s special wish for Virat Kohli.

    Take a look at the training sessions of the teams at Eden Gardens on Monday.
  • October 31, 2023 13:12
    Head-to-head in ODIs

    Matches played: 38

    Pakistan won: 33

    Bangladesh won: 5

  • October 31, 2023 13:03
    Current points table

    Both Pakistan and Bangladesh are at the bottom half of the table!

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  • October 31, 2023 12:55
    Was Pakistan favourites coming into this tournament?

    Pakistan coach Grant Bradburn doesn’t think so...

    On Monday he wore a confused look when enquired about how Pakistan went from being one of the favourites to somehow trying to keep its campaign from foundering at present.

    Read here what he said
  • October 31, 2023 12:46
    And what about Bangladesh you ask

    Here is the qualification scenario for the Shakib Al Hasan-led side to get into the top four.

    Take a look!
  • October 31, 2023 12:38
    Wondering if Pakistan can still qualify for the semifinals?

    We have got you covered. Check out the scenario how they STILL can!

    Can Pakistan still qualify for semifinals of World Cup 2023 after New Zealand lost to South Africa? Scenarios explained with points table

    Realistically, it looks far from possible for Pakistan to turn things around. But mathematically, Babar Azam’s men are still alive in the tournament.

  • October 31, 2023 12:26
    Live streaming info

    The 31st match of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 between Pakistan and Bangladesh will be telecasted live on Star Sports Network and streamed on Disney+Hotstar. The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM IST.

  • October 31, 2023 12:17

    Troubled by their dismaying performances and the resultant backlash, Pakistan and Bangladesh will sincerely look for course correction in their World Cup engagement at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Tuesday.

    While Pakistan, which has suffered four consecutive losses, still nurtures hopes for a semifinal berth against odds, Bangladesh, having experienced five defeats in a row, knows that its last-four dream is practically over.

    The biggest challenge for both sides would be to reboot psychologically in order to bounce back from a state of despair. Even as Pakistan still has some motivation left, Bangladesh needs to back itself to fight for the country’s pride in the remaining matches. It is easier said than done, though.

    It is high time the prominent Asian countries back-burnered all off-the-field issues for larger interests.

    The inconsistent Babar Azam-led side, unlike its last match where it lost to South Africa by one wicket, must seize key moments.

    Apart from Babar, Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique are among the leading run-getters for Pakistan, which requires other batters to step up. Fielding has been Pakistan’s weak link, which requires an urgent fix.

    Even Bangladesh was no good in this department in its last outing. Its butter-fingered fielders let the Dutch score a 200-plus total and saw The Tigers experience an ignominious defeat at the same venue.

    Other than Mahmudullah and Mushfiqur Rahim, batters of the Shakib Al Hasan-captained team have disappointed and would like to make amends to their game.

    The two sides should work towards living up to the expectations of their traditional followers on a fresh pitch at the magnificent venue, which witnessed a Pakistani victory over Bangladesh in the 2016 T20 World Cup.

    - Y.B Sarangi

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