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  1. Ban 146-6 (20 overs) - Shakib 50 not out
  2. Pakistan 201-5 (20 overs) - won toss
  3. Hafeez 64 (42 balls); Shehzad 52 (39); Afridi 49 (19)
  4. England meet West Indies later (14:00 GMT)

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By Stephan Shemilt and James Gheerbrant

All times stated are UK

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Right, that TMS tweet is a further signal for me to get my skates on and switch attention to the late game. Pakistan have been impressive, but now it's time for England v West Indies.

Catch up on the highlights from this match at the top of the page and join me in a few minutes to see Eoin Morgan's men begin their campaign.

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

"It wasn't just the bowling but also the batting that's been disappointing form Bangladesh. They need to do a lot of homework. We've seen the potential from their top order but this match has been tough."

So, Pakistan join New Zealand at the top of Group 2, each on two points. With India losing to the Kiwis yesterday, that group looks set to be very tight.

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

"A comprehensive win for Pakistan, there was no real contribution from the Bangladesh top order. What a day for Shahid Afridi."

Ramiz Raja

Former Pakistan captain

"A job well done by Pakistan. They were outstanding with the bat and they always had the firepower with the ball to knock over Bangladesh." 

Pakistan win by 55 runs

Ban 146-6

That's it, all over. Very, very impressive from Pakistan, who beat Bangladesh with very little fuss indeed. The Tigers will have been optimistic after their successful qualifying campaign, but here they have been squashed. Pakistan have put the rest of the field on notice.

50 for Shakib Al Hasan

Ban 146-6

A single takes the Shakib to a 40-ball 50. Did hear someone say 'scant comfort'?

Ban 145-6

Shakib, who has been batting for about three days, it seems, lofts Wahab down the ground for a maximum. He's on 49.

Bangladesh's Shakib hits Wahab for six

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Colin Littlewood: On the topic of corridor cricket, we used to put our keys on a good length to create a devilish 'rough patch'.

Ban 134-6

I'll be honest, Aggers, I'm not too pleased to hear that England v West Indies is starting so soon. Your humble live texter will have to quickly flit from the end of this game to the start of the next one. Mashrafe, the skipper going down with his ship, takes Amir to third man for four. One over to go.

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The @bbctms team already in position at the Wankhede stadium ahead of #ENG v #WI. On air 1.45pm #WT20 #bbccricket
The @bbctms team already in position at the Wankhede stadium ahead of #ENG v #WI. On air 1.45pm #WT20 #bbccricket

The @bbctms team already in position at the Wankhede stadium ahead of #ENG v #WI. On air 1.45pm #WT20 #bbccricket

Ban 123-6

Where's Mashrafe Mortaza been? The skipper arrives and launches his second ball down the ground for six.

Mashrafe puts six on for Bangladesh


Mithun c Amir b Irfan 2 (Ban 117-6)

Mithun tries an uppercut over third man and is pouched on the boundary... or is he? Check for a no-ball, and it's a legitimate delivery from Irfan. But not by much.

Mithun falls foul as Irfan strikes for Pakistan

Athar Ali Khan

Former Bangladesh all-rounder

"Bangladesh will be disappointed. They recently defeated Sril Lanka, and had been looking good coming into the tournament. A lot was expected of them but Pakistan really took it away in their first 10 overs or so, before that blistering knock-out innings from Shahid Afridi did the trick."

Ban 117-5 (target 202)

The rangy Mohammad Irfan back for his last over, Pakistan's three left-arm pacemen have done a good job for their side today - although perhaps not for their over-rate. Shakib heaves him for a four through mid-wicket.

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Shohidur Rahman: Mushfiqur Rahim just isn't a T20 player. Too small, no power.


Mushfiqur c Sarfraz b Amir 18 (Ban 110-5)

Gone this time. Mushfiqur Rahim is swinging like a rusty gate, but only sends the ball straight up into the air, with the falling leather pouched by Sarfraz Ahmed. We're limping to the close here. 

Mushfiqur caught out for Bangladesh

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saiful369: We used to use bread crates as wickets and stack bottles of drinks as a counterweight to make sure the wind didn't tip it over.

Dropped catch

Ban 106-4

A rare bum note on what has otherwise been a pitch-perfect rendition of the concerto from Pakistan. Shakib hooks Amir aerially towards deep mid-wicket, where Ahmed Shehzad comes off the fence but shells a chcnace that should have been taken.

Shakib gets lucky as Shehzad drops catch

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Andy Johnson: Corridor cricket at uni. Square-leg flatmate had a mandolin in his room. If you hit it and it made an audible 'bruuuiiing' it was given as four runs.  

Ban 105-4

Lots of willow-wielding by Shakib, but Wahab's length is just too consistent. Noise levels in the crowd have dipped - I think I've even seen one Bangladesh fan having a nap. Shakib does smear one through the covers for four but, as consolation prizes go, it's the equivalent of watching your house burn to the ground, then finding a pound in your dressing-gown pocket. 

Four more for Bangladesh's Shakib

Mel Jones

Former Australia batter

"Five overs to go here...and Bangladesh have got their backs right up against the wall. The run chase is just tapering away."

Ban 98-4 (target 202)

Mohammad Irfan lumbers back into the attack, met by a cheeky sweep for four by Shakib. How do you sweep a 7ft 1in fast bowler for four? That might have angered the big man, with what looks like a collision between the pair when Shakib runs through for a single. I'll be honest, as T20 finishes go, it's not great.

Boundary for Bangladesh as Shakib strikes

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Mashidur Miah: Mushfiqur Rahim & Shakib Al Hasan at the crease together... here comes a run out.

Ban 93-4 (need 109 from 36 balls)

I'm hearing that there are about 30,000 in Kolkata for this match. A decent crowd, but Eden Gardens is so massive that there are still swathes of empty seats. Wahab Riaz is back, holding a length that has Mushfiqur doing a lot swinging and not much hitting. When he finally gets willow on leather, the Bangladesh keeper hooks for four.

Mushfiqur puts four on the board for Bangladesh

Pommie Mbangwa

Former Zimbabwe fast bowler

"Pakistan will be wary of the fact that theirs is a very tough group. In order to come out of it net run-rate might even come in to play - that will be in their thoughts."   

Ban 87-4 (target 202)

Cricket can be very odd in these circumstances. The result is all but assured, yet we have to go through the last rites. I'm not sure of any other sport where the defeated have to go through such torture before they are put out of their misery - even more so in a Test match.

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Alex Stockton: Once used a clarinet as a cricket bat before going out to play at a school concert. The pick up was slightly bottom-heavy.

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Ban 79-4 (Afridi 4-0-27-2)

Plenty more than two a ball needed by the Tigers now. The rate goes up with pretty much every delivery bowled. Afridi, perfectly manicured facial hair, sprints through his final over, with Mushfiqur almost coming a cropper to one that pins him in front. Just sliding down. The skipper takes his cap with 2-27 from his four overs. I think we know who the MOM will be.

Brendon Julian

Former Australia seamer

"They look sharp Pakistan. They've been red hot with the bat and ball, and in the field as well." 

Ban 74-4 (target 202)

Mushfiqur Rahim joins what is looking like an increasingly hopeless fight. Night has properly fallen now in Kolkata, the lights illuminating an impressive Pakistan display.


Mahmudullah c Sharjeel b Imad 4 (Ban 71-4)

Pakistan look very sharp and are speeding towards a victory that would send a little warning to the rest of the teams in this tournament. Imad Wasim is on with his left-armers, the third spinner used, with Mahmudullah sweeping to the diving Sharjeel Khan at deep square.  

Mahmudullah out for four for Bangladesh

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James Truscott: Me and my brother used to play cricket in living room with a stress ball and either a cardboard roll or toy light-saber as a bat!

Ban 69-3

Are we just going through the motions here? Pakistan are comfortable, Afridi is whipping them down with the elasticity of Dennis the Menace's slingshot. Shakib finds the boundary with a cut behind point, but Bangladesh are falling further behind the rate with each delivery that passes. In the stands, the fans in green are having a right good do.

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George Holmes: When it comes to odd cricketing equipment while our boss was away over Christmas me and a colleague got in some batting practice with an umbrella and a ping pong ball. I think I connected better a few times with it than I ever have in the nets with the willow.

Ban 61-3

Still Shoaib, with Shakib looking to dance. Mahmudullah is the new man, fortunate not to pick out the man at deep square with a slog sweep that just bounces short. The rate is now well above 12. There's a Bangladesh fan in a Marouane Fellaini wig looking very glum in the stands.

Brendon Julian

Former Australia seamer

"That's a very big wicket for Shahid Afridi and Pakistan. They'll sense that will put them in front here."


Tamim c Imad b Afridi 24 (Ban 58-3)

Big, big wicket. Tamim Iqbal goes, looking to sweep Shahid Afridi into the stands but only picking out Imad Wasim on the square-leg fence. That could well be the ball game.  

Afridi again as Tamim falls for Bangladesh