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Imam gets ton, then loses wicket by hit wicket

  • Published at 09:07 pm July 5th, 2019
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Pakistan's Imam-ul-Haq plays a shot during their World Cup match against Bangladesh in London Friday Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik from London

Interestingly, Imam-ul-Haq reached his century in the third ball of the over and just a ball later, he lost his wicket in an unusual way - hit wicket against pacer Mustafizur Rahman

After winning the toss, Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed opted to bat first and they made a confident start at Lord’s against Bangladesh. 

Although they lost Fakhar Zaman early on, the other opener Imam-ul-Haq and No 3 batsman Babar Azam formed a solid 157-run partnership for the second wicket. 

Imam played an impressive innings and picked up his seventh ODI hundred during the 42nd over of the innings. 

Interestingly, he reached his century in the third ball of the over and just a ball later, he lost his wicket in an unusual way - hit wicket against pacer Mustafizur Rahman. 

Imam flicked the delivery towards deep square leg and while playing the shot, his back foot touched the stumps and the bails were dislodged. 

The two batsmen completed the run but since the bails were dislodged, the umpires checked it and TV replay showed Imam was out.

MATCH 43

PAKISTAN INNINGS            R    B

Fakhar c Miraz b Saifuddin        13    31

Imam hit wicket b Mustafizur     100    100

Babar lbw b Saifuddin            96    98

Hafeez c Shakib b Miraz        27    25

Haris c Soumya b Mustafizur         6    6

Imad c Mahmudullah b Mustafizur    43    26

Sarfaraz not out            3    3

Wahab b Saifuddin            2    4

Shadab c & b Mustafizur         1    2

Amir c Mushfiq b Mustafizur         8    6

Shaheen not out            0    0

Extras (lb 3, nb 1, w 12)        16 

Total (50 Overs)            315/9 

Fall Of Wickets

1-23 (Fakhar), 2-180 (Babar), 3-246 (Imam), 4-248 (Hafeez), 5-255 (Haris), 6-288 (Wahab), 7-289 (Shadab), 8-314 (Imad), 9-314 (Amir)

Bowling

Miraz 10-0-30-1, Saifuddin 9-0-77-3, Mustafizur 10-0-75-5, Mashrafe 7-0-46-0, Shakib 10-0-57-0, Mosaddek 4-0-27-0

BANGLADESH INNINGS        R    B

Tamim b Shaheen             8    21

Soumya c Fakhar b Amir        22    22

Shakib c Sarfaraz b Shaheen         64    77

Mushfiq b Wahab             16    19

Liton c Haris b Shaheen         32    40

Mahmudullah b Shaheen         29    41

Mosaddek c Babar b Shadab         16    21

Saifuddin c Amir b Shaheen         0    1

Miraz not out                7    6

Mashrafe st Sarfaraz b Shadab     15    14

Mustafizur b Shaheen         1    3

Extras (lb 5, w 6)            11 

Total (44.1 Overs)            221 

Fall Of Wickets

1-26 (Soumya), 2-48 (Tamim), 3-78 (Mushfiq), 4-136 (Liton), 5-154 (Shakib), 6-197 (Mosaddek), 7-197 (Saifuddin), 8-198 (Mahmudullah), 9-219 (Mashrafe), 10-221 (Mustafizur)

Bowling

Hafeez 6-1-32-0, Amir 7-0-31-1, Shaheen 9.1-0-35-6, Wahab 7-0-33-1, Imad 6-0-26-0, Shadab 9-0-59-2

Pakistan won by 94 runs

MoM: Shaheen Shah Afridi

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