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Pakistan vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 'Super spell', Twitter lavishes praise on Shaheen Shah Afridi after his six-wicket haul

'Mission impossible' remained unaccomplished for Pakistan, who expectedely missed the semi-final bus but wrapped up their World Cup campaign with a consolatory 94-run win over Bangladesh, on Friday.

Aware that the situation demanded them to beat Bangladesh by 300-plus runs to make it to the knockout stage, Pakistan needed to put on board a total of no less than 450 to stand a chance.

The way Pakistan batted, it seemed the 1992 champions were resigned to the fact that such a mammoth victory would remain out of their reach and it was business as usual for them.

All they could manage was 315 for nine after electing to bat, courtesy Imam-ul-Haq (100) and Babar Azam (96), who added 157 runs for the second wicket.

They bowled out Bangladesh for 221 in 44.1 overs to record their fourth win on the trot since suffering defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India.

Friday's result means that New Zealand have joined India, Australia and hosts England in the knockout stage.

The star with the ball for Pakistan was Shaheen Shah Afridi who picked a six-for, in the process, becoming the youngest bowler to claim a five-wicket haul.

Here's how Twitter reacted on his spell and Pakistan's win:

The name is etched on the Honours Boards - Shaheen Shah Afridi

Record tumbler

This praise is a great award in itself

Great win for Pakistan but need to go back to drawing board quickly

Game of fine margins

That one match cost Pakistan big

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: July 05, 2019 23:27:10 IST

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