Bangladesh record first ODI win against Pakistan

Bangladesh 240 for 3 (Tamim 116*, Mushfiqur 65) beat Pakistan 239 for 6 (Nasim 77*, Wahab 51*, Haris 44, Shakib 2-51) by seven wickets Tamim Iqbal hammered his second consecutive century as Bangladesh clinched their first-ever series win over Pakistan with a commanding performance in the second ODI. Tamim and Mushfiqur Rahim - who both scored centuries in the first ODI - once again tormented Pakistan's below-par bowling attack, but the biggest factor in Bangladesh's win were their bowlers. Even though Pakistan recovered from 77 for 5 thanks to half-centuries from Saad Nasim and Wahab Riaz, a target of 240 didn't prove anywhere near testing. Bangladesh reached their target with nearly 12 overs to spare. Tamim's first scoring shot was a blast from the past: a saunter down the pitch to Junaid Khan and a flat-batted wallop through the covers. In the sixth over, he had already cracked Rahat Ali for two fours when he got a full ball angling into his pads; deep square leg didn't have to run too far to his right to cut off Tamim's flick, but the timing was so good he didn't get anywhere near it even after putting in a desperate slide. By the end of that over Bangladesh had already shaved 51 off their target. Tamim then took three fours off the last three balls of the ninth over, bowled by Saeed Ajmal, and did the same thing in the tenth over, bowled by Wahab Riaz, to bring up his half-century off 31 balls. The second four he hit off Wahab, a horizontal-bat swat past the bowler from halfway down the pitch, showed the kind of mood he was in. By that point, Bangladesh's asking rate was under four an over, and Tamim eased into a less frenetic mood. Ajmal picked up his first wicket since his international return, bowling Mahmudullah in the 15th over to have Bangladesh two down, but that only brought Mushfiqur to the crease. Ajmal and Wahab kept him quiet initially, keeping him to only three runs from his first 15 balls, but he was only biding his time, waiting for a ball in his favourite slot: Ajmal delivered it, and he sank to his knees and slog-swept it for six. Pakistan's only respite came when a floodlight tower failed in the 30th over, causing a 15-minute break in play. Pakistan batted first, hoping for conditions similar to the first ODI, but the ball didn't come on to the bat nearly as well, and the openers struggled against up-and-down bounce while putting on 36 in 7.1 overs. The odd ball gripped and turned sharply, and Shakib Al Hasan dismissed Azhar with one of these, causing him to connect poorly with a reverse-sweep and fall prey to a brilliant bit of anticipation from Mushfiqur Rahim behind the stumps. Another viciously spinning Shakib delivery, tossed up enticingly, beat Mohammad Rizwan's front-foot prod, caused him to overbalance, and led to prolonged deliberation from the third umpire over a stumping appeal.