News International – Junaid sizzles but Mushfiq guides Bangladesh to 239

ABU DHABI: Pakistan have desperately lacked killer instinct in the Asia Cup.

Summary

  • Junaid sizzles but Mushfiq guides Bangladesh to 239 ABU DHABI: Pakistan have desperately lacked killer instinct in the Asia Cup.
  • Even on Wednesday here at the Zayed Cricket Stadium when Junaid Khan was on fire, Pakistan were unable to cash on the advantage handed to them with the new ball.
  • From 12-3, Mushfiq and Mohammad Mithun lifted the Bangladesh innings and at one stage the Tigers were threatening to post a big total at 156-3 in the 33rd over.
  • Bangladesh’s top run-getter in this tournament, Mushfiq played the lead role in a crucial 144-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Mithun from 176 balls.
  • Things could have been much worse for the Pakistan without Junaid’s heroics.The left-arm pacer spat fire on either side of the Bangladesh innings.


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