Pakistan Exit World Cup Despite Victory As Shakib Al Hasan Stars For Bangladesh

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Pakistan hammered Bangladesh by 94 runs at Lords but failed in their highly unlikely task of pipping New Zealand to the last World Cup semi final place. Shaheens figures were both his first five wicket haul in ODI cricket and the best figures by a Pakistan bowler in a World Cup match. unfortunately we played very good cricket in the last four matches but we have not qualified. I think he has put in one of the best performances in the history of this World Cup and hopefully next time the boys will step up with him. Defending seven to stay in the tournament Pakistan still managed to cram in a misfield and a dropped slip catch before Tamim dealt the death blow in the second over of Bangladeshs response. Just past the halfway point on a mild boisterous day at Lords the live group stages of this World Cup were in effect over. Shakib was the only man truly to star with the bat for Bangladesh and his latest 50 allowed him to equal Sachin Tendulkars record of seven half centuries in one World Cup tournament. The 32 passing greats of the game Javed Miandad Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan in the process. The way Shaheen is bowling the consistency is amazing. We played good cricket but havent qualified

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