Pakistan delayed their likely Cricket World Cup exit by winning the toss and choosing to bat against Bangladesh in their group match at Lord's.And after crawling to 315/9 in their 50 overs on Friday, 5 July, they once again managed to just about stay alive in the tournament.But, not really. Because to go ahead of New Zealand in the net run rate and qualify for the playoffs, Pakistan will now have to bowl Bangladesh out for 7, which is nearly impossible.After electing to bat, Pakistan owed their total to young batsmen Imam-ul-Haq (100) and Babar Azam (96), as they added 157 runs for the second wicket.While Imam, aged 23, became the youngest Pakistani to score a hundred in a World Cup game, Azam missed out on his second century in the tournament by just four runs.Imad Wasim's quick-fire 26-ball 43 took Pakistan past 300.The intent to get that improbable total was missing in opener Fakhar Zaman as he took 31 balls to score his 13.Imam and Babar too batted in their usual fashion, showing no urgency to get quick runs. Their partnership was broken when Mohammad Saifuddin trapped Azam with a dipping yorker. Azam's knock came off 98 balls, with 11 shots to the fence.The bespectacled left-handed Imam was joined at the crease by the seasoned Mohammad Hafeez (27) and they raised a 66-run stand for the third wicket.Imam completed his seventh ODI hundred with a single off left-arm Mustafizur Rahman in the 42nd over of the innings but was soon out hit-wicket.Hafeez swept a spinner straight to a fielder in the deep. Had it not been for Wasim's knock, Pakistan would have struggled to reach 300.Since their defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistan have recorded three wins on the trot. They can wrap up their campaign on a high with a win. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.