Sunday 30 March 2014 

Video - Reaction As Pakistan Thrash Bangladesh

Watch as Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad and Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim give their reactions to Pakistan's 50-run ICC World Twenty20 victory in Mirpur.

Pakistan's comprehensive win ended the hopes of both Bangladesh and Australia, who would later go on to lose to India.

Shehzad scored 111 not out to help Pakistan post a winning score of 190 for five before Bangladesh replied with 140 for seven.

Speaking after the game, Shehzad said he was proud to have become the first Pakistani to score a century in Twenty20 Internationals.

"I'm very proud, because before coming here, it was my aim in pool games themselves, I need to make a century," he said.

"To become the first Pakistani player who can have centuries in all three formats. So I feel proud."

He said that he felt under pressure to produce a big innings but that he backed his game - a policy which paid off as he hit 10 fours and five sixes during his 62-ball knock.

"To be very honest with you, I've been listening to so many things after the last two games and this is what happens in cricket.

"When you don't play good in a couple of games, there is pressure on you, but this is when you have to show your character.

"This is when you have to come out, so I just backed myself, captain, coaches, I would like to thank them and whoever supported me, I would like to thanks them.

"I was just backing myself and sticking to my game plan. I wasn't trying to do anything extra, but just... that was my aim, to pick up the bowlers first and make sure I go after them."

Meanwhile, a disappointed Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim hopes that his side will be able to bounce back from this latest defeat and put up a better showing against Australia on Tuesday (1st April).

"It's really disappointing, but still, I thought we... against India, Pakistan, all those teams, we haven't been performing in the T20 format," he said.

"And we don't have that, like powerful batsman down there or we don't have that speciality match winner (batting at) four or five.

"There are a few, but not like (Saeed) Ajmal or Umar (Gul), (Shahid) Afridi or someone like (Mohammad) Hafeez (all Pakistan) so, it's really been struggling, we are really trying our best, but as I've said, some of the boys are not at their peak form and that also hasn't helped us, so hopefully one more game to go and hopefully we will finish up on a high.

"If we can win the last game it will give us something to cheer."

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