PAK vs BAN Live: Haris Rauf reveals bowling plan to pack Bangladesh in 204 runs

World Cup 2023: In a breathtaking display of bowling mastery, Pakistan showcased their exceptional skills, limiting Bangladesh to a formidable yet manageable total of 205 runs.

Despite the unfavorable toss on a parched pitch, Shaheen Afridi ignited the match with a brilliant start, swiftly ousting Tanzid Hasan and Shanto in his opening two overs. Haris Rauf, undeterred by the initial onslaught, snatched Rahim, dealing a significant blow to Bangladesh’s progress.

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A partnership blossomed briefly between Litton Das and Mahmudullah, offering a glimmer of hope, only to be shattered by a soft dismissal that disrupted their rhythm.

Although Mahmudullah managed to reach fifty, Shaheen Afridi’s brilliance resurfaced, dismissing him with a mesmerizing delivery. Shakib, after a sluggish start, succumbed to Rauf’s aggressive tactics, further tilting the balance in Pakistan’s favor.

The lower-order batsmen found themselves helpless against Mohammad Wasim Jr’s reverse swing and relentless pace, culminating in Pakistan’s exceptional bowling spectacle. Now, with a target of 205 runs, Pakistan stands as formidable contenders, ready to chase down the total and secure victory.

Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf reveals bowling plan –

 Brilliant bowling from us, the wicket was very slow, we bowled straight and stuck to our plans. The ball was reversing, we discussed it and the reverse was helpful for us. He’s a different class (on Shaheen Afridi), he comes and takes wickets with the new ball, puts the opposition under pressure and that’s good for us. – pacer said after first innings.