Pakistan beat Bangladesh in a thrilling warm-up match before Champions Trophy


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BIRMINGHAM: It’s good sign that Pakistan won its warm-up match ahead of the Champions Trophy by chasing the 341 runs target set by Bangladesh.
Pakistan survived a series of hiccups before scoring 342 for the loss of eight wickets in 49.3 overs
An unbeaten knock of 64 runs off 41 deliveries by Fahim Ashraf helped Pakistan snatch a thrilling two-wicket victory over Bangladesh in a warm-up match on Saturday.
Earlier, opening batsman Tamim Iqbal chalked out a superb knock of 102 runs to bolster the Bangladesh innings.
Iqbal was associated in a 142-run stand with Imrul Kayes (61) which helped Bangladesh post a massive total of 341 for the loss of nine wickets.
The Bangladesh innings was built on some excellent batting by their middle-order. Pakistan medium pacer, Junaid Khan clinched four wickets with Hasan Ali and Shadab Khan also picking two scalps each.

Bangladesh innings

Iqbal c Junaid b Shadab 102
Sarkar c Babar b Junaid 19
Kayes lbw b Shadab 61
Rahim c Shoaib b Junaid 46
Hasan c Shadab b Hasan 23
Mahmudullah c Shoaib b Hasan 29
Hossain c Azhar b Junaid 26
Miraz run out (Shehzad) 13
Mortaza c Fahim b Junaid 1
Islam not out 0
Extras (b1, lb2, w16, nb2) 21
Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 341
Did not bat: Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Fall: 1-27, 2-169, 3-219, 4-247, 5-296, 6-302, 7-331, 8-338, 9-341
Bowling: Junaid 9-0-73-4; Hasan 10-0-58-2; Fahim 6-0-35-0; Wahab 9-0-68-0; Hafeez 3-0-11-0; Shadab 9-0-55-2; Imad 4-0-38-0.

Pakistan innings

A Ali c Rahim b Taskin 8
A Shehzad b Shakib 44
B Azam c Mushfiqur b Mashrafe 1
M Hafeez c Imrul b Shafiul 49
S Malik c Imrul b Mehedi 72
Sarfraz c Sunzamul b Mosaddek 5
I Wasim c Mosaddek b Mehedi 45
Shadab run out (Mehedi) 7
F Ashraf not out 64
H Ali Not out 27
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 13, nb 1) 20
Total (8 wkts; 49.3 overs) 342
Fall: 1-14, 2-19, 3-78, 4-157, 5-168, 6-227, 7-242, 8-249
Bowling: Mashrafe 9.3-0-68-1; Taskin 9-0-80-1; Shafiul 7-0-46-1; Soumya 5-0-25-0; Shakib 6-0-41-1; Sunzamul 3-0-17-0; Mosaddek 6-0-29-1; Mehedi 4-0-30-2