Pakistan start their ICC Champions Trophy campaign on a winning note as they beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a high-scoring thriller warm-up match on Saturday.
Fahim Ashraf’s unbeaten knock of 64 runs helped Pakistan chase down the target of 342 with three balls remaining. Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez scored 44 and 49, which eventually set the base for Pakistan’s chase.
Shoaib Malik, who is playing his sixth Champions Trophy — most by any Pakistan player, scored a 66-ball 72 run knock and didn’t let the momentum slip for their hands.
Earlier, after opting to bat first, Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal scored a brilliant 93-ball hundred which included nine fours and four sixes. Imrul Kayes contributed with his knock of 61 as Bangladesh edge past 300 with ease. Pakistan play Australia while Bangladesh face defending champions India in their last warm-up matches.