Pakistan tail stuns Bangladesh to win Champions Trophy warm-up

May 26  Being at the helm of the countrys rise in the 50-over format Bangladesh captain is adamant the good times can keep coming in this competition. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is convinced Bangladesh can take its form of the past two

May 26 Being at the helm of the countrys rise in the 50-over format Bangladesh captain is adamant the good times can keep coming in this competition. Captain Mashrafe Mortaza is convinced Bangladesh can take its form of the past two

Bangladesh played Sri Lanka in their last one-day global series while Pakistan played three-match ODI series against West Indies. We know one thing, that we need to improve a hell of a lot to be consistent in worldwide cricket and beat good teams like India, England or Pakistan. If we had played them often, we would have known what they do and what they don't and same goes to them as well.

He pinned hopes on skipper Sarfraz Ahmed to take Pakistan cricket team forward. We haven't played in England for a long time. "We are playing against three of the best sides in the world". Ahmed Shehzad fell to Shakib Al Hasan for 44 afterward. Bangladesh are two positions above Pakistan, occupying sixth spot.

Shoaib Malik's 66-ball 72 and Imad Wasim's 45 kept their team on way for a respectable score, only to be ended before they wrestle the game away from the Bangladesh bowlers, who did not do that bad till the very end. Fortunately, for Bangladesh fans, Tamim now looks to be in fine form with the bat, clubbing 127 against Sri Lanka in March and an unbeaten 64 against Ireland only last week. With September 30, 2017 being the cut-off date for direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Bangladesh are in a strong position to be one of the seven automatic qualifiers apart from hosts England to make it to the pinnacle event.

Essentially, the biggest unknown with Bangladesh will be how they fare in English conditions, something that should become a little more apparent after their warm up matches against subcontinent rivals Pakistan and India.

Mehedi Hasan Miraz was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers as he took two wickets from his 4 overs and gave 30 runs.

Fixtures: 1 June vs England at The Oval; 5 June vs Australia at The Oval; 9 June vs New Zealand at Cardiff.

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