Pakistan beat Bangladesh by eight wickets  to qualify for the World Twenty20's Super Eights stage at their opponents' expense.

Imran Nazir's brilliant 72 and skipper Mohammad Hafeez's 45 took Pakistan past Bangladesh's challenging 175-6 in Pallekele, after already overhauling the target needed to go through on net run-rate. -Photos by agencies

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Pakistan's Shahid Afridi celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mahmudullah. -Photo by Reuters
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal (L) and Mohammad Ashraful run between the wickets. -Photo by AFP
Bangladesh cricketer Tamim Iqbal (L) and Mohammad Ashraful run between the wickets. -Photo by AFP
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Pakistan's Umar Gul bowls to Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal (R) watched by umpire Ian Gould (L). -Photo by Reuters
A young cricket fan watches the match. -Photo by AFP
A young cricket fan watches the match. -Photo by AFP
Pakistan bowler Sohail Tanveer (4R) celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh
Pakistan bowler Sohail Tanveer (4R) celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh's Mohammad Ashraful. -Photo by AFP
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Bails go in the air as Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez successfully runs out Bangladesh 's Tamim Iqbal. -Photo by AFP
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Pakistan's Sohail Tanvir drops a catch from the bat of Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim. -Photo by Reuters
Pakistan cricket fans cheer during the match. -Photo by AFP
Pakistan cricket fans cheer during the match. -Photo by AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim (L) applauds as Shakib Al Hasan celebrates his half century. -Photo by AFP
Mushfiqur Rahim (L) applauds as Shakib Al Hasan celebrates his half century. -Photo by AFP
Pakistan cricketer Yasir Arafat (C) celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim (unseen). -Photo by AFP
Pakistan cricketer Yasir Arafat (C) celebrates the wicket of Bangladesh cricket captain Mushfiqur Rahim (unseen). -Photo by AFP
Bangladesh bowler Shafiul Islam (L) watches as Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Imran Nazir (C) run between the wickets. -Photo by AFP
Bangladesh bowler Shafiul Islam (L) watches as Pakistan cricketers Mohammad Hafeez (R) and Imran Nazir (C) run between the wickets. -Photo by AFP
Bangladesh bowler Mashrafe Mortaza, left, reacts after bowling a delivery to Pakistan
Bangladesh bowler Mashrafe Mortaza, left, reacts after bowling a delivery to Pakistan's captain Mohammad Hafeez. -Photo by AFP
Imran Nazir celebrates his half century. -Photo by AFP
Imran Nazir celebrates his half century. -Photo by AFP
Shakib al Hasan reacts after missing a chance to dismiss Imran Nazir. -Photo by AFP
Shakib al Hasan reacts after missing a chance to dismiss Imran Nazir. -Photo by AFP
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Pakistan's players embrace after beating Bangladesh. -Photo by Reuters
Abul Hasan (2nd-R) celebrates the dismissal of Imran Nazir. -Photo by AFP
Abul Hasan (2nd-R) celebrates the dismissal of Imran Nazir. -Photo by AFP

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