World Twenty20: Ahmed Shehzad helps Pakistan thrash Bangladesh
A scintillating unbeaten century from Shehzad and a clinical bowling performance gave Pakistan their second win in three games.
Ahmed Shehzad (111 not out off 62 balls) was in the mood to take the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers from the word go. (All images AFP).
Shehzad's swashbuckling knock included 10 fours and five sixes.
Bangladesh spinner Abdur Razzak, who was brought in for Sohag Gazi in today's encounter was the pick of the bowlers for them.
While Shehzad was not on strike, Pakistan lost wickets at regular intervals.
Kamran Akmal and Shehzad added 43 runs off 27 balls for the first wicket, of which Akmal scored just 9 runs before being dismissed by Razzak.
Shehzad stood tall among the ruins to propel his team to 190/5 in 20 overs vs Bangladesh.
Shakib-al-Hasan (39) put up a fight in the mammoth run-chase.
Umar Gul (3/30), who dismissed Shakib-al-Hasan and brought a virtual end to B'desh's resolve, was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan.
Pakistan spinners ran through the Bangladesh top-order to make sure they weren't in the race to chase down 191.
Saeed Ajmal weaved his magic once again, finising with figures of 2/20.
In the end, Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 50 runs.