Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets in first T20 in Dhaka
Pakistan clichéd victory over Bangladesh in a breathtaking match by 4 wickets. Earlier the top order was toppled by Bangladeshi bowlers but later it was the power show of Khusdil Shah and Fakhar Zaman that helped Pakistan to reconstruct innings. Nawaz and Shadab powered Pakistan to victory in Dhaka today.
Chasing the target of 128 runs, Pakistan team scored 55 runs with the loss of four wickets in the first 12 overs. Pakistan batsmen were on course in pursuit of 128-run target to win the first T20 International against Bangladesh.
Rizwan out for 11 runs and skipper Babar walked back to pavilion, scoring 7 runs. Haider Ali gone for duck, while Shoaib Malik got run out, without troubling the scorers. For Bangladesh, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed took a scalp each.
Bangladesh could manage to score 127 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Pakistan were 16 without losing any wicket in the third over.
Earlier, Bangladeshi batting line-up was rocked by some quality bowling by the Pakistani bowlers, as the hosts opted to bat after winning the toss in the first T20 International.
Bangladeshi batsmen have posted only 15 runs in five overs as their top three batters were sent back to the pavilion by the Pakistani bowlers.
Pakistan rested star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi and have brought in Mohammad Wasim Jr for the first game of the three-match series.
Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz and Khushdil Shah have also been included in the starting line-up.
Bangladesh handed top-order batsman Saif Hasan his Twenty20 international debut.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah Riyad (capt), Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Bangladesh vs Pakistan first T20I scoreboard
Mohammad Naim c Rizwan b Hasan 1
Saif Hassan c Fakhar b Wasim 1
Najmul Hossain c & b Wasim 7
Afif Hossain st Rizwan b Shadab 36
Mahmudullah Riyad b Nawaz 6
Nurul Hasan c Rizwan b Hasan 28
Mahedi Hasan not out 30
Aminul Islam b Hasan 2
Taskin Ahmed not out 8
Extras (lb1, w7) 8
Total (seven wickets; 20 overs) 127
Did not bat: Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Naim), 2-10 (Saif), 3-15 (Najmul), 4-40 (Mahmudullah), 5-61 (Afif), 6-96 (Nurul), 7-110 (Aminul)
Bowling: Nawaz 4-0-27-1 (w1), Hasan 4-0-22-3 (w2), Wasim 4-0-24-2 (w2), Haris 4-0-33-0 (w2), Shadab 4-1-20-1
Mohammad Rizwan b Mustafizur 11
Babar Azam b Taskin 7
Fakhar Zaman c Nurul b Taskin 34
Haider Ali lbw b Mahedi 0
Shoaib Malik run out 0
Khushdil Shah c Nurul b Shoriful 34
Shadab Khan not out 21
Mohammad Nawaz not out 18
Extras (lb 2, w5) 7
Total (six wickets, 19.2 overs) 132
Did not bat: Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Rizwan), 2-22 (Babar), 3-23 (Haider), 4-24 (Shoaib), 5-80 (Fakhar), 6-96 (Khushdil)
Bowling: Mahedi 4-0-17-1, Taskin 4-0-31-2 (w2), Mustafizur 4-0-26-1 (w2), Shoriful 4-0-31-1 (w1), Mahmudullah 3-0-19-0, Aminul 0.2-0-6-0