16 Feb 2011

Pakistan beat Bangladesh in warmup match

8:07 am on 16 February 2011

Ahmed Shehzad and Misbah-ul-Haq helped to put Pakistan's recent troubles behind them as the duo hit centuries to steer their team to a morale-boosting 89-run victory over Bangladesh in a World Cup warm up match in Dhaka.

The win will have helped to put the players in the right frame of mind the tournament after their recent on-field exploits were overshadowed by the ban handed to three former team mates for spot-fixing.

Pakistan scored 285 for nine in their 50 overs before skittling out Bangladesh 196 in the 42nd over, with the hosts losing their last three wickets for the addition of just two runs.