Highlights: Pakistan chose to bat against Bangladesh in their last league game in Lord's. However, their chances of qualifying for the semi-final are virtually over as they will have to notch up a score close to 400 and register a victory in exess of 320 runs in order to dethrone New Zealand and secure the fourth spot. Babar Azam blasted his 15th fifty and shared a partnership of over 150 after the dismissal of Fakhar Zaman. Imam-ul-Haq also joined in the fun with his seventh century but Pakistan lost their way in the death overs. Imad Wasim stroked some big hits and got Pakistan over 300 but Mustafizur Rahman got his second consecutive five-wicket haul in this World Cup. Pakistan are definitely out of the semi-final race but Shaheen Afridi was the star with 6/35, the youngest to take a five-wicket haul in World Cups as Pakistan routed Bangladesh by 94 runs. (SCORECARD)
22:41 hrs IST: Pakistan win and Shaheen Afridi ends with 6/35. Cleans up Mustafizur with a yorker and Pakistan end their World Cup campaign with a 94-run win.
22:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Shadab gets rid of Mortaza and it probably brings down the curtains on one of Bangladesh's most inspirational captains. Take a bow, Mash! What a legend you have been for Bangladesh cricket. You will be missed! Pakistan one wicket away.
22;31 hrs IST: Mashrafe Mortaza is striking some big hits and Bangladesh are 214/8 in 43 overs. Mashrafe wants to go out with a bang in what is his final World Cup game or international game for Bangladesh.
22:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant Shaheen Afridi! Cleans up Mahmudullah with a reverse swinging yorker and Pakistan close in. Maiden five-wicket haul from Shaheen and Bangladesh are 198/8 in the 41st over.
22:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Shaheen takes his fourth. Length ball bowled with a scrambled seam outside off, Saifuddin mistimes the lofted shot to mid off. Pakistan three wickets away, Bangladesh are 197/7 in the 41st over
22:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Just as we type, a wicket! Flighted ball from Shadab and Mosaddek Hossain lofts it straight to wide long off inside out. Bangladesh are 197/6 in the 40th over.
22:12 hrs IST: Bangladesh continue to fight and they are nearing 200. Mashrafe Mortaza's side are 196/5 in the 40th over.
22:05 hrs IST: Babar Azam drops a catch off Mahmudullah and after 38 overs, Bangladesh are 183/5.
22:01 hrs IST: Mahmudullah strokes a boundary but Bangladesh need a lot more. After 37 overs, Bangladesh are 178/5.
21:53 hrs IST: The asking rate is nearing 10. Pakistan are closing in on a win. After 35 overs, Bangladesh are 168/5.
21:37 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive moment and Shaheen gets Shakib. Shortish ball and Shakib looks to cut it to the point region but gets an edge. He ends his tournament with 606 runs. What a champion. Bangladesh 154/5 in the 33rd over.
21:29 hrs IST: Shakib has become the third player after Tendulkar and Matthew Hayden to hit over 600 runs in a single edition. Bangladesh are 151/5 after 31 overs.
21:24 hrs IST: Shakib and Mahmudullah are keeping Bangladesh afloat. The required rate is touching nine. Pakistan need to get Shakib out quickly.
21:17 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant ball from Shaheen Afridi. Full and slow bal outside off and it stops on Liton Das, the batsman looks to push it to the off side but the bat turns in his hand and he ends up chipping it to cover. Bangladesh are 136/4 in the 29th over.
21:15 hrs IST: Shakib and Liton get some boundaries off Shadab Khan and the partnership between them has crossed 50. After 28 overs, Bangladesh are 136/3.
21:09 hrs IST: FIFTY for Shakib Al Hasan. Brilliant stuff! His wonderful World Cup continues. What a tournament. Definitely my man of the series. Bangladesh are 122/3 after 26 overs.
21:01 hrs IST: Shakib gets an outside edge and the ball races away to the third man fence. Bangladesh are 105/3 in 23 overs.
20:55 hrs IST: Liton Das gets a four off Imad Wasim as he employs the paddle sweep and Bangladesh are 92/3 after 21 overs.
20:45 hrs IST: Imad Wasim bowls yet another tight over and Pakistan are buildinthe pressure. After 19 overs, Bangladesh are 83/3.
20:39 hrs IST: WICKET! Riaz gets his man. Close to 150 kmph, Rahim looks to run it down to third man but ends up dragging it back onto the stumps. Bangladesh are 78/3 in the 18th over, Rahim gone for 16.
20:34 hrs IST: Shakib and Rahim hold the key but the asking rate is over seven. Bangladesh are 77/2 after 17 overs.
20:27 hrs IST: Shakib thumps a full ball to long on for a boundary while Mushfiqur Rahim survives a run-out. Bangladesh are 73/2 after 15 overs.
20:22 hrs IST: Bangladesh are not able to make solid progress. Bangladesh are 66/2 after 14 overs.
20:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant from Shaheen. Full ball down the slope and it nips back in, Tamim plays inside the line and gets cleaned up. Bangladesh are 48/2 after 10.4 overs.
20:07 hrs IST: Tamim and Shakib are steadying Bangladesh and after the end of the first powerplay, Bangladesh are 47/1 after 10 overs.
19:52 hrs IST: Tamim and Shakib will be hoping to revive Bangladesh and they are 32/1 after seven overs.
19:48 hrs IST: WICKET! After a fast start, Sarkar cuts Mohammad Amir to cover point where Fakhar Zaman takes the catch. Bangladesh 26/1 after 5.5 overs.
19:38 hrs IST: Pakistan has been eliminated from the play-off race. They could not bowl Bangladesh out for 7. Tough luck. Congratulations, New Zealand
19:27 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Pakistan stay alive and Mohammad Hafeez bowls a good first over. Only 49 overs more to go of the same thing.
18:56 hrs IST: Back-to-back five-wicket hauls for Mustafizur Rahman. He takes 5/75 and Pakistan end on 315/9. In order to qualify the semis, they must bowl Bangladesh out for 7.
18:51 hrs IST: WICKET! Imad thumps a four off Mustafizur but he top-edges the upper-cut to third man and his enterprising innings of 43 comes to an end. Pakistan are 314/8 in the 50th over.
18:47 hrs IST: Two fours by Imad Wasim off Saifuddin and Pakistan are 308/7 in 49 overs. How much can they score off the last over?
18:43 hrs IST: Superb over from Mustafizur. 12 balls remaining and they have still not crossed 300. After 48 overs, Pakistan are 295/7.
18: 36 hrs IST: WICKET! Brilliant catch from Mustafizur. Shadab Khan gets a leading edge and Mustafizur takes a low catch and Pakistan are 289/7 in 47.1 overs. They must get past 312 otherwise they are eliminated.
18:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Saifuddin lands the perfect yorker and Wahab Riaz is cleaned up. Pakistan are 288/6 in the 47th over.
18:27 hrs IST: Two consecutive fours by Imad Wasim off Mustafizur and Pakistan are 279/5 after 46 overs.
18:22 hrs IST: Sarfaraz Ahmed gets hit on the elbow and he gets some treatment. Imad Wasim slams a boundary and Sarfaraz Ahmed walks off. He has RETIRED HURT. Pakistan are 267/5 after 45 overs.
18:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Haris Sohail is dismissed and Pakistan are losing their way in the death overs. Short ball from the Fizz and Haris Sohail top-edges the slog and is caught at sweeper cover. Pakistan are 255/5 after 43.5 overs.
18:02 hrs IST: WICKET! Mehidy Hasan gets his wicket and Hafeez pulls it to the deep midwicket fence and possibly his last international knock for Pakistan ends in agony. Pakistan are 248/4 after 42.4 overs.
17:55 hrs IST: WICKET and CENTURY! What a bittersweet anti-climax. Short ball from Mustafizur and Imam hops back to tuck it to the leg side but he ends up hitting his back leg on the stumps. Tragic way to go after getting to his maiden century and seventh overall. Pakistan are 246/3 in the 42nd over.
41.3 - Imam brings ups his maiden World Cup century!
41.5 - He's OUT – hit wicket!!
42.4 - Hafeez falls for 27!!!
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17:50 hrs IST: Mohammad Hafeez gets going with two back-to-back boundaries off Shakib. Off day for Bangladesh's star. Pakistan are 243/2 after 41 overs.
17:48 hrs IST: Pakistan are 230/2 after 40 overs. Can they reach 350? Even then, practically, it is impossible. Imam nears a fifty
17:43 hrs IST: Imam-ul-Haq nears his century with a lofted shot and after 39 overs, Pakistan are 225/2.
17:31 hrs IST: Mohammad Hafeez gets going with a bounday and Pakistan have crossed 200. After 37 overs, Pakistan are 209/2.
17:22 hrs IST: Imam-ul-Haq continues to bat confidently with a four off Saifuddin. Pakistan are 194/2 after 34 overs.
17:18 hrs IST: Mehidy Hasan throws unnecessarily at the keeper and concedes four runs. Pakistan are 187/2 after 33 overs.
17:13 hrs IST: WICKET! Tragedy for Babar Azam. Low full toss and it tails back in on middle and leg, Azam misses the flick and is hit on the pad. The umpire raises the finger and replays show there was no bat involved and it was hitting leg stump. Pakistan are 180/2 after 32 overs, Azam gone for 96.
17:04 hrs IST: Azam now has the highest tally of runs by an individual in a single edition of the World Cup. After 31 overs, Pakistan are 166/1 with Azam nearing a ton.
17:01 hrs IST: Babar Azam is taking the attack to the Bangladesh bowlers. He blasts Mustafizur for three boundaries and after 30 overs, Pakistan are 163/1.
16:57 hrs IST: The partnership between Azam and Imam is looking ominous. After 29 overs, Pakistan are 148/1.
16:53 hrs IST: Azam flicks Mustafizur to the deep midwicket fence. After 28 overs, Pakistan are 144/1.
16:45 hrs IST: Seventh fifty for Imam-ul-Haq. He gets there with an edge of Mosaddek Hossain as Pakistan continue to make good progress. On top of that, Mushfiqur Rahim drops Babar Azam. After 26.5 overs, Pakistan are 136/1.
16:42 hrs IST: Imam ul Haq thumps a boundary off Mustafizur Rahman as he nears his fifty. Pakistan are 123/1 after 26 overs.
16:38 hrs IST: Pakistan are unable to increase the current scoring rate. Pakistan are 115/1 after 25 overs.
16:30 hrs IST: FIFTY! Brilliant stuff from Babar Azam. He has been a class act for Pakistan in the last couple of seasons. It is his 15th fifty overall. Pakistan are 108/1 after 23 overs.
16:28 hrs IST: The partnership between Azam and Imam is nearing 100. After 22 overs, Pakistan are 103/1.
16:25 hrs IST: Mosaddek Hossain is into the attack and Bangladesh are looking to tighten the screws up. After 21 overs, Pakistan are 98/1.
16:20 hrs IST: Mortaza and Shakib are restricting Pakistan. After 20 overs, Pakistan are 94/1.
16:13 hrs IST: Shakib Al Hasan outfoxes Babar Azam and Pakistan are 84/1 after 18 overs.
16:10 hrs IST: Mortaza ensures Pakistan do not score a boundary easily. After 17 overs, Pakistan 82/1.
16:07 hrs IST: Shakib recovers after a horror first over and Pakistan are 76/1 after 16 overs.
16:02 hrs IST: The partnership between Imam and Azam is helping Pakistan rebuild. After 15 overs, Pakistan are 70/1
15:59 hrs IST: Five wides from Shakib Al Hasan but he recovers well. Pakistan are 64/1 after 14 overs.
15:56 hrs IST: Mashrafe Mortaza does not leak too many runs and Pakistan are 58/1 after 13 overs.
15:50 hrs IST: Babar Azam gets an outside edge between the slip and the keeper and he survives. Pakistan are 49/0 after 12 overs.
15:46 hrs IST: Mashrafe Mortaza is into the attack and Babar Azam is batting confidently. Pakistan are 45/1 after 11 overs.
15:41 hrs IST: Babar Azam gets going with another wonderful boundary to deep cover off Mustafizur Rahman and Pakistan are 38/1 after 10 overs.
15:37 hrs IST: Another tight over by Mehidy Hasan. He has figures of 5-0-9-0. Pakistan are 31/1 in nine overs.
15:33 hrs IST: Babar Azam gets going with a brilliant boundary through the off side and Pakistan are 28/1 after eight overs.
15:31 hrs IST: WICKET! Fakhar Zaman's poor tournament has come to an end. Short and wide from Saifuddin and Zaman thumps it to point but straight to Mehidy Hasan. Pakistan are 23/1 after 7.2 overs, Fakhar Zaman gone for 13.
15:28 hrs IST: While Saifuddin concedes boundaries, Mehidy Hasan keeps it tight as Pakistan are 23/0 after seven overs.
15:24 hrs IST: For the third consecutive over, Saifuddin concedes a boundary and spoils the over. Full ball and outside off, Imam neatly clobbers the drive to the extra cover fence. Pakistan are 22/0 after six overs.
15:21 hrs IST: Mehidy Hasan is bowling well. Only one run and Pakistan are 17/0 after five overs.
15:19 hrs IST: Once again, Saifuddin ends the over poorly. On the pads and Imam-ul-Haq glances it to the fine leg fence. Pakistan are 16/0 after four overs.
15:14 hrs IST: Another steady over from Mehidy Hasan. Pakistan are 10/0 after three overs.
15:10 hrs IST: Fakhar Zaman gets going with a superb drive through cover for a boundary. Pakistan are 7/0 after two overs.
14:49 hrs IST: For Pakistan to qualify:
Beat Bangladesh by 311 runs after scoring 350
Beat Bangladesh by 316 runs after scoring 400
Beat Bangladesh by 321 runs after scoring 450
The biggest ODI win by runs: 290 runs (There have been two bigger wins by runs in List A cricket)
14:39 hrs IST: Here are the playing XI for two sides:
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah, Liton Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehidy Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mustafizur Rahman
14:37 hrs IST: TOSS: Pakistan opt to bat and keep their semi-final hopes alive.
13:30 hrs IST: Pakistan's resurgence in the World Cup looked eerily close to the 1992 Cup-winning edition before India's loss to England dented their hopes of a semi-final spot and when New Zealand went down to the hosts last night, it was almost over for them.
13:25 hrs IST: Interestingly, If Pakistan lose the toss and are asked to field, their miniscule semi-final hopes will be over even before the first ball is bowled at the Lord's.
13:20 hrs IST: Hello and a warm welcome. We are all set to witness another World Cup game as Pakistan take on Bangladesh at Lord's in London. The road to the knockout stage for Sarfaraz Ahmed and his men is just an improbable mathematical calculation and that too provided Pakistan win the toss and bat first.