Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal en route his 102 vs Pakistan at Edgbaston on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Fahim Ashraf's quickfire, unbeaten 30-ball 64 helped Pakistan beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a high-scoring contest of the Champions Trophy warm-up match here on Saturday.
Earlier, riding on Tamim Iqbal's 102, Bangladesh scored 341 for nine in the alloted 50 overs. Iqbal's 93-ball knock was laced with nine fours and four sixes. He put up a 142-run stand with Imrul Kayes (61 off 62 balls). Pakistan pacer Junaid Khan claimed 4-73 off nine overs while seamer Hasan Ali and spinner Shadab Khan claimed four and two wickets respectively.
In reply, Pakistan scored 342-8 off 49.3 overs. Shoaib Malik was the top-scorer for Pakistan with 72 off 66 balls.
Spinner Mehedi Hasan was the pick of the bowlers for Bangladesh with 2-30.
Pakistan play their next warm-up match against Australia on Monday before starting their Champions League campaign against defending champions India on June 4.
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