Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 20th 2015 Contents DHAKA---Opener Tamim Iqbal struck his second
consecutive century as Bangladesh clinched the
series with a seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in
the second one-day international yesterday.
Tamim followed up his 132 with an unbeaten 116
---his sixth ODI century---to steer Bangladesh to 240-
3 off 38.1 overs in reply to Pakistan s 239-6.
Tamim hit 17 fours and one six in his run-a-ball
innings, and shared a third-wicket partnership of 118
with Mushfiqur Rahim.
Rahim struck eight fours and a six in his 65 off 70
balls and was out with his side only 22 runs from vic-
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, April 20, 2015
Kevin Pietersen s attempt to impress the England
selectors ended in failure in Cardiff yesterday.
In the same Swalec Stadium arena where Pietersen
hopes to be batting against Australia in the first Ashes
Test this summer, the Surrey batsman fell for 19 after
appearing to be ready to build on the 170 he made
against the Oxford students last week.
Pietersen was making his first LV= County Cham-
pionship appearance since June 2013 in the hope of
finding a way back into the England set-up.
The 34-year-old came to the wicket just after
lunch with Surrey well placed on 111 for two and he
was soon into his stride with two boundaries - one
through the legside and the other a fine cover drive
- in the same Andy Carter over.
Pietersen was fortunate to escape with a mistimed
hook off Graham Wagg, which just beat the fine-leg
fielder, but he picked up the fourth boundary of his
innings when he drove the ball over the head of left-
arm spinner Dean Cosker.
However, Pietersen s 28-ball stay ended when he
pushed hard at Craig Meschede s medium pace and
edged to Colin Ingram at first slip with Surrey reduced
to 150 for three.
Fast bowler Junaid Khan had given Pakistan
an early breakthrough by dismissing Soumya
Sarkar on 17 but Tamim kept piling up the
runs, denying the visitors any chance of
dominating the game.
Tamin added 78 with Mahmudullah (17)
for the second wicket before the latter was
dismissed by Saeed Ajmal (1-49) to give him
his first international wicket since returning
to the team after the ICC cleared his bowling
Bangladesh won the first match by 79 runs
in its first victory over Pakistan after 16 years.
It now leads the three-match series 2-0.
Earlier Saad Nasim and Wahab Riaz both
struck half centuries to lift Pakistan to a
fighting total from a precarious 77-5.
Nasim made 77 not out, hitting six fours
and one six, while Riaz was undefeated on
51 with five fours and two sixes.
Playing in only his second ODI, Nasim
enjoyed two significant partnerships. He first
added 77 with Haris Sohail (44) to move his
team to 154-6, then shared an unbeaten 85-
run partnership with Riaz.
Shakib Al Hasan returned figures of 2-51
while Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Arafat
Sunny and Mashrafe Bin Mortaza picked up
one wicket apiece.
Bangladesh first dominated after losing
the toss, claiming two early wickets which
included Mohammad Hafeez, the only expe-
rienced batsman in Pakistan s team, for a
duck. The Bangladeshi spinners played a vital
role on the slow-paced wicket with Al Hasan,
Nasir Hossain and Sunny sharing four of the
first five wickets after Rubel Hossain made
the breakthrough in his first ball, taking out
Sarfraz Ahmed (7).
Bangladesh clinches series vs Pakistan
Azhar Ali c Mushfiqur Rahim b Shakib 36
Sarfraz Ahmed c Soumya b Rubel
Mohammad Hafeez b Sunny
Haris Sohail c & b Mashrafe
Fawad Alam b Nasir
Mohammad Rizwan lbw Shakib
Saad Nasim not out
Wahab Riaz not out
Extras: (2b, 2lb, 5w, 2nb)
TOTAL: (for 6 wickets)
Fall of wickets: 1-36, 2-37, 3-58, 4-59, 5-77, 6-
Bowling: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 8-0-52-1
(1nb), Taskin Ahmed 8-1-41-0 (1w), Arafat
Sunny 10-0-41-1 (1w), Rubel Hossain 7-2-27-1
(1w, 1nb), Nasir Hossain 5-0-17-1 (1w), Shakib
Al Hasan 10-0-51-2, Mahmudullah 2-0-6-0
Tamim Iqbal not out
Soumya Sarkar c Sarfraz b Juniad 17
Mahmudullah b Ajmal
Mushfiqur Rahim c Fawad b Rahat Ali 65
Shakib Al Hasan not out
Extras: (2lb, 15w, 1nb)
TOTAL: (for 3 wickets)
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-100, 3-218.
Bowling: Junaid Khan 9-0-61-1 (4w), Rahat
Ali 7-0-57-1 (2w), Wahab Riaz 8-0-36-0 (1nb,
3w), Saeed Ajmal 9.1-1-49-1 (1w), Azhar Ali
3-0-20-0 (5w), Saad Nasim 2-0-15-0
an early exit
Bangladesh and Pakistan
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