Pakistan Beat Bangladesh In World Cup Warm-Up

Pakistan completed a three-wicket win against Bangladesh in a 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match in Sydney on Monday.  The Bangladeshis won the toss and batted but were all out for 246 in 49.5 overs.  They were in early trouble at 16/2 before Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah added 168 for the third wicket to lay a good platform for the lower middle-order.

Iqbal hit 81 while Mahmudullah topscored with 83 but the last eight wickets tumbled for 62 runs as Mohammad Irfan ripped through the rest of the order as he helped himself to 5/52 in 9.5 overs.   In reply the Pakistanis were in early trouble.  Two early wickets had them 8/2 and no one was able to really get going as they were reduced to 103/4.

However Sohaib Maqsood stood firm while running out of partners.  Maqsood hit an unbeaten 93, including nine fours and two sixes, to help his country over the line by three wickets with eleven balls to spare.