Pak stuns BD by 55 runs
Kolkata—Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s all-round performance inspired his team to a 55-run victory against Bangladesh in their World T20 Super10s match on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
After Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first, Ahmed Shehzad (52) and Muhammad Hafeez (64) scored half-tons to help their team start off well against Bangladesh. Shahid Afridi walked in at number four and blasted 49 off just 19 balls then to guide the team past 200-run mark. While chasing 202 runs, Bangladesh kept the score board ticking but lost wickets after regular intervals.
In the second match Chris Gayle blasted a scintillating century to propel the West Indies to a stunning six-wicket win against England in their World Twenty20 opener in Mumbai on Wednesday. The Windies successfully chased down England’s score of 182 for six at the Wankhede Stadium.—Agencies