Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94-runs and sign off their World Cup campaign by keeping their head high. It wasn’t the best game for Bangladesh who already showed their batting caliber through the tournament. They had the best batting lineup in their history but failed miserably against their South Asian neighbor in Lord’s, London. Pakistani 19– year old pacer Shaheen Afridi ran a riot on Bangladeshi batsmen and took 6 wickets. The pitch was about to support the batsmen but except for Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan nobody could take the advantage and Bangladesh ends their World Cup campaign with a big whimper.

Home of Cricket’s batting pitch didn’t help Bangladesh to score big

It was such a stunning sunny day at the Home of Cricket, Lord’s. The pitch had a green stain on it but it was meant to be a great batting pitch especially for right-handers batsmen. Pakistan batsmen Imam Ul Haq and Babar Azam also proved that by scoring big against Bangladesh.

The surface had too much greenery but it dried out as the match progressed. All in all, it was a batting pitch and Bangladeshi batsmen failed to justify this and show they’re incapable to hold their nerves on big moments.

Pakistan won the toss and rightfully chose to bat first.

Pakistani youngster Shaheen Afridi ran a riot on Bangladeshi batsmen and become the youngest player to take 5 wickets to haul in World Cup.

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed also insisted about it after winning the toss –

We want to bat first because Lord’s ground is a sophisticated place for the batsmen. We must try to put a big score on the board. We have to try our best.

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza also voiced his opinion that chose to bat first was his ultimate intention

We wanted to bat first on this ground as it’s a usable ground and batsmen can make a big score here. Unfortunately, we failed to win the toss and we should try our best to restrict to a chaseable run. 

However, Bangladesh, considering it is the best batting lineup on their long history failed to make an impact and surrendered to Pakistani bowlers especially to Pakistani young pacer Shaheen Afridi’s great pace and lost to 94-runs and ending their campaign with sorrow. This was also the last match for their captain Mashrafe Bin Mortuza.