Asia Cup 2023: Pakistan seamers too hot for Bangladesh

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Bangladesh felt the wrath of the Pakistani pace attack as they were bundled out for 193 runs after winning the toss and batting first in the opening game of the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup 2023 in Lahore. 

Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat first in what seemed to be the best batting surface produced in this year’s Asia Cup. But they soon found wanting against the fiery pace of the Pakistani attack. 

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The Tigers lost their first four wickets for just 47 runs inside the first ten overs. The two most experienced batters for the Bangladeshis, skipper Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim started the rebuilding phase. 

The pair added exactly 100 runs for the fifth wicket but just when they were trying to up the ante, Al Hasan was caught at deep square leg. 

The tail didn’t contribute, and once Rahim was dismissed for 64, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah cleaned up the tail with ease. 

Haris Rauf was the pick of the bowlers with four for 19 while Naseem Shah picked up three wickets. 

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