Tamim Iqbal Ton Guides Bangladesh to Maiden Series Win Over Pakistan

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 | 0
Tamim Iqbal hit his second consecutive century (photo: manorama online)

Tamim Iqbal hit his second consecutive century (photo: manorama online)


Riding on a fluent century from Tamim Iqbal, Bangladesh pulled off their second consecutive stunning win over Pakistan in Dhaka on Sunday. By the virtue of this triumph, Bangladesh secured their maiden series win over Pakistan after cruising for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match One-Day International series.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. This decision, however, proved to be an erroneous one eventually, as the visitors saw themselves in a precarious situation at 77-5. Thereafter, a 77-run stand between Haris Sohail and Saad Nasim, before the former perished for 44.

Nasim (77), then, continued to stockpile runs with Wahab Riaz (51), as the duo put up an unbeaten 85-run stand to propel Pakistan’s total to a respectable 239-6 in 50 overs.

In their quest to chase down a 240-run target, Bangladesh had the easiest of the chases. Riding on Tamim Iqbal’s (116) century and Mushfiqur Rahim’s (65) half-ton, the hosts chased down the total in the 39th over of their innings itself and 7 wickets to spare.

Up next, the two teams now meet in the third and final encounter of the series on April 22.




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