Riding on the century made by Imam Ul Haq, Pakistan could put up a better score of 247 for 4 after 42 overs in world cup at Lords on Friday.
Imam Ul Haq's century came off 100 balls which includes seven boundaries. Babar Azam lost a century just for 4 runs. He was caught in LBW off Mustafizur Rahman at 96.
For Bangladesh, Mohammad Saifuddin scalped two wickets while Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan got one wicket each. Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat.
Pakistan has to battle it out against all odds to enter into the semifinals in the tournament. After England beat New Zealand by 119 runs on Wednesday, the semifinal chances of Pakistan got dimmed. To get an entry into semi-finals, Pakistan has to beat Bangladesh with a huge margin. For that Pakistan need to bat first, score 400 runs, dismiss Bangladesh for 84, and win by a margin of 316 runs. Though the plan looks simple, it is not easy. It's a victory margin that has never been achieved in the history of one-day cricket.