Teenage fast bowler Shaheen Afridi took six cheap wickets as Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lord's on Friday (local time), clocking up their fourth World Cup win in a row but narrowly missing out on the semi-finals.
"This has not been a bad tournament, there were a lot of close games, there are lots of positives we can take". India are placed at the second spot with England following them.
But Bangladesh lost wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 221 in the 45th over, with man-of-the-match Shaheen doing most of the damage with his left-arm seam.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq made a run-a-ball century and Babar Azam scored 96 as they set the Bangladeshis a target of 316 runs. "To know our strengths, to know our weaknesses, and how can we improve our game going forward - it's really a very exciting tournament", Mashrafe said. It's the Home of Cricket and a very special place.
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Liton had a ideal start to the tournament when he blasted an unbeaten 94 during his side's seven-wicket win over West Indies at Taunton but he couldn't replicate that form in the following matches. Getting 400 is a platform.
"The message we got from Fakhar when he came back in the change room was it was slow". But I think that was something that we could only assess once we did something right. I mean, getting 400 was a bit of a pipe dream. He then removed Mustafizur Rahman (1) with a yorker to cap off a dream tournament in which he bagged 16 wickets off just five games.
On June 29, police had to be called as violent clashes broke out between the rival supporters during the ICC Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Leeds which Pakistan won by three wickets.
After being no more part of ODIs, Malik, in his statement, stated that he is disappointed on being judged because of his back-to-back poor performances in World Cup 2019.