8th Match Asia Cup – Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs BAN Live Tuesday March 4, 2014
Match Overview & Live Updates
8th Match Asia Cup – Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live | PAK vs BAN 8th match live
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Date: Tue Mar 4
Time: 14:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:00 PKT
Pakistan is in strong position to proceed to Asia Cup Final against Sri Lanka while Bangladesh is struggling with poor form who have also lost to Afghanistan.
Umpires: NJ Llong and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire: RR Wimalasiri
Match referee: ; JJ Crowe
Reserve Umpire: Tanvir Ahmed
8th ODI Preview
Pakistan’s one-wicket win against India has put them in a strong position. A victory against Bangladesh on Wednesday will seal their place in the Asia Cup final, and their opponents are under tremendous pressure because of a string of losses and other controversies.
Bangladesh will bank on Shakib Al Hasan, who will return from a three-ODI suspension. He will strengthen a middle order that is suffering because of Nasir Hossain’s poor form, but the pressure on Bangladesh’s top three will remain. Anamul Haque failed against Afghanistan and he could have a new opening partner in Imrul Kayes, if the team management decides Shamsur Rahman’s strike-rate is too low.
While Nasir’s form is a concern, Bangladesh have not covered for him. They chose batting allrounder Mahmudullah as replacement for the injured offspinner Sohag Gazi, despite him being dropped from the original Asia Cup squad after making only six runs in the three bilateral ODIs against Sri Lanka. Since Mahmudullah has replaced a specialist offspinner, he will be expected to fulfill the role and provide batting cover.
Pace bowling is also a concern in Mashrafe Mortaza’s absence. Rubel Hossain has had to lead the attack but his new-ball partner has kept changing. Shafiul Islam and Al-Amin Hossain are the options against Pakistan, as Bangladesh search for the right combination.
Pakistan, on the other hand, have far fewer worries. They will want their openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad to score runs, instead of leaving the responsibility to the middle order, which has been in form. The Pakistan management confirmed Mohammad Talha was fit to play, and with Umar Gul and Junaid Khan, the pace attack will Test Bangladesh.
The last game between these sides was the 2012 Asia Cup final, which Bangladesh lost by two runs. The hosts will have to raise their game significantly to run Pakistan that close again.
The 8th ODI match of Asia Cup between Pakistan vs Bangladesh is being played at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur today on 4th March at 14:00 local in Mirpur, 08:00 GMT and 13:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 8th ODI match of PAK vs BAN here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs Bangladesh match updates and match report after the match is over.
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Because of questions about the commitment of four players in the Bangldesh team that played Afghanistan, all the squad members stand a chance to play. Shakib will definitely replace Naeem Islam while Shamsur’s place is also under scrutiny. Mohammad Talha pulled up with a leg injury against India and might be given a rest, though the management says he is fit to play. Sharjeel Khan injured his foot while fielding but he batted against India.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Squads
Pakistan Squad: (From) Misbah ul Haq (Captain), Muhammad Hafeez, Ahmad Shahzad, Sharjeel Khan, Shahid Khan Afridi, Umar Akmal, Sohaib Maqsood, Fawad Alam, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Junaid Khan, Umar Gul, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Muhammad Talha
Bangladesh Squad: (From) Mushfiqur Rahim (c/wk), Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Arafat Sunny, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Naeem Islam, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman
Stats and trivia
- Among the current players, Shahid Afridi has most runs and wickets – 468 runs and 32 wickets in Bangladesh-Pakistan ODIs.
- Among the Bangladesh players, only Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain have scored ODI hundreds against Pakistan
Asia Cup is hosted by Bangladesh this year with five teams participating that include Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Bangladesh has so far not had any win while Pakistan prospects to reach to Asia Cup finals against Sri Lanka are bright.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh Live Streaming of 8th Match Asia Cup
Several TV companies are offering live telecast of cricket matches on internet, and watching this online is a safe bet if one is not near the television.
Check out the official online websites for live streaming of Pakistan vs Bangladesh 8th odi match clash here:
- starsports.com/cricket/video/ (in India only)
- espn.go.com/watchespn/ (North America)
- ptvsports.tv.com.pk/ (in Pakistan only)
- sports.ptv.com.pk/livestreaming.html & http://sports.ptv.com.pk/LiveStreaming.asp (in Pakistan only)
- youtube.com/user/willow/Custom (Willow tv free official subscription via Youtube)