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CWC23: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets, keeping semi-final dreams alive

09:48 AM | 31 Oct, 2023
CWC23: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets, keeping semi-final dreams alive
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KOLKATA – A brilliant knocks from the opening batters and disciplined bowling guided Pakistan to cruise past Bangladesh by seven wickets in a crucial match of the World Cup 2023 at Kolkata stadium on Tuesday. 

Pakistan achieved the target of 205 runs with 105 balls to spare, a win that has propelled Pakistan to fifth spot on the points table. The victory also holds much significance as it comes after the team green suffered four consecutive defeats in the previous matches. 

Fakhar Zaman (81) and Abdullah Shafique (68) building an opening stand of 128 runs before their dismissal. Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed gave the finishing touches to clinch win for their side.

Earlier, a record-breaking bowling spell from Shaheen Shah Afridi helped Pakistan restrict Bangladesh from building a tough total.

Afridi, who has become fastest pacer to complete 100 ODI wickets in the world, and Mohammad Wasim claimed three wicket-haul each, dismissing the Lankans for 204 runs. 

Pakistan served early blows to the opponents by removing three players from the top order. However, Opener Litton Das attempted to put scores on the board with his 45 off 64 before being removed by Iftikhar Ahmed. 

In-form Mahmudullah Riyad smashed a brilliant half-century while Shakib Al Hasan played a knock of 46 runs in a bid to raise the total during their middle order partnership. 

Mehidy Hassan Miraz from tail order tried to boost the total with his 25 runs innings but he could not get support from other batters, who were removed for cheap scores. 

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first.

Struggling Pakistan and Bangladesh hope to remain mathematically alive in Cricket World Cup 2023 after having back-to-back blows.

Men in Green are coming to Eden Garden’s clash in their quest to push for a semifinal berth in the leading ICC event. Babar XI are on the verge of a group-stage exit in CWC 23 and need to outclass Bangladesh today to hold any thin chances of advancing to the semifinals.

The World Cup campaign of Green Shirts has been marred by several blows including lack of performance, reports of no salaries, and rifts in the cricket board.

Pakistan started their campaign on positive note but they lost games against India, Australia, Afghanistan and South Africa, with a poor net run-rate of -0.38.

Even Bangladesh, the other Asian side that is also lingering at the bottom in points table, can give tough time to Team Green, despite the fact that Tigers lost five out of six games so far.

If we look back, Pakistan bagged 33 ODI games and lost just five against Bangladesh. However, Bangladesh won four of the last six fixtures.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh World Cup Squads

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf

Bangladesh: Tanzid Hasan, Litton Das, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam

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Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
 
76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
 
1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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