Batting first, Pakistan needed the largest winning margin in the history of one-day internationals to overhaul the Black Caps on net run-rate.
Arthur labeled his team's wins over semi-finalists England and New Zealand as the main highlights.
Legends and pundits reacted on Friday's match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Lord's as the Bangla Tigers lost the match to Pakistan before both the teams bowed out of the tournament. They needed to dismiss Bangladesh for seven runs or less to qualify for the semifinals and sure enough, the Bangladeshi openers wiped out that improbable chance within the first two overs.
"The way Shaheen is bowling, the consistency is wonderful. To know our strengths, to know our weaknesses, and how can we improve our game going forward - it's really a very exciting tournament", Mashrafe said. "We played very good cricket".
Imam ul-Haq (100) and Babar Azam (96) put on a mammoth 157 runs for the second wicket before the latter was trapped leg before by Saifuddin.
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For Bangladesh, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan smashed his seventh 50-plus score in eight innings in the 2019 World Cup with a fluent 64 off 77 balls, his innings was laced with six fours.
Pakistan secured 11 points in nine games, as many as New Zealand scored, but were ousted on an inferior net run-rate. He also spoke about his performance in the tournament: " Yes, I wanted to help my team win the World Cup as a senior but at times things don't go the way you think and that's part and parcel of cricket.
Pakistan boss Mickey Arthur urges fans not to hit out at his side's failure to reach the World Cup semi-finals. The off-spinner also picked up 158 wickets in the format. Just as importantly, they could not fix the damage to their net run-rate caused by their opening-match hammering by West Indies.
"We beat South Africa and West Indies here in conditions that are not easy for us, we ran Australia, India and New Zealand close, and that's a big positive".
Despite finishing the World Cup with back-to-back five-wicket hauls, Mustafizur Rahman is focused on improving his accuracy to become a more consistent bowler at the death.