Shan Masood led his team to victory when Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan faltered early in the chase after Shaheen Afridi's four-wicket haul reduced Bangladesh to 128/7.
After a poor start from Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan in the chase, Shan Masood led his team to victory after Shaheen Afridi's four-wicket haul reduced Bangladesh to 128/7.
Due to South Africa's shocking defeat to the Netherlands earlier in the day, both Bangladesh and Pakistan had a chance to place in the top two, making this matchup essentially a quarterfinal.
Pakistan won after a tense chase in which both teams made many errors. Below the Netherlands, Bangladesh placed fifth in the group.
After methodically leading Pakistan to victory against Bangladesh by five wickets, Shan Masood flicked the ball towards long leg to score the necessary two runs and advance Pakistan to the semifinals.
While Azam struggled with 25 off 33, Rizwan was consistent with 32 off 32. However, the bowlers, headed by Shaheen Shah Afridi (4-0-22-4) and Shadabh Khan, set up the game (4-0-30-2)
Formality now as Mustafizur Rahman comes into bowl. Shan Masood and Iftikar Ahmed manage 4 runs in the over before Iftikar tries to go for the glory shot and Najmul Shanto completes a good catch
With two fours in a single shakib Al Hasan over, Shan Masood enters the fray and moves Pakistan closer to victory. However, Shakib takes a wicket in the very first over.