Fakhar, Rizwan duo help Pakistan to clinch series against BD

By: News Desk      Published: 10:47 AM, 20 Nov, 2021
Fakhar, Rizwan duo help Pakistan to clinch series against BD

Pakistan won the three-match T20 series against Bangladesh by wining the second match at Dhaka National Stadium. Pakistan completed the target of 109 runs in 18 overs with eight wickets remaining. Fakhar Zaman scored 57 runs and played a decisive innings.  

Fakhar Zaman was the Man of the Match of second T20 between Pakistan and Bangladesh.  

Bangladesh on Saturday set a paltry target of 109 runs for Pakistan to win the second T20 International and the series being played in Dhaka today.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Bangladeshi batters had no answer to some tight and tidy bowling of the Pakistani bowlers and could manage to score only 108 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Aridi and Shadab Khan took two wickets each.

Earlier, speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi replaced teammate Hassan Ali for the second T20 International against Bangladesh.

Hosts Bangladesh again won the toss and again elected to bat first in the second T20 International against Pakistan.

The second T20 International of the three-match series is being played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Bangladesh has made no change in their side for the second match.

The Bangladeshis who also won the toss in the first T20 lost the match by three wickets but that too was not without a fight.

Both sides will also play a two-match Test series after the T20 series.

Pakistan is looking confident to continue its victory marathon from the start of the tournament where a good number of the crowd came to watch their favourite players. On the other hand, Bangladesh really wanted to break the jinx of consecutive six defeats including five from the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in UAE.

FIRST T20 MATCH SUMMARY

Pakistan recovered from early blows in their chase to beat Bangladesh by four wickets in a closely-contested affair in the first T20 International at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka on Friday. 

After being reduced to 24/4, Fakhar Zamand and Khushdil Shah's knocks of 34 each helped Pakistan rally from the early blows and pip the hosts to victory. 

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and decided to bat first. Hasan Ali, whose dropped catch cost Pakistan dearly in the T20 World Cup semi-final, was the pick of the bowlers as he took three wickets. 

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Mohammad Wasim picked up two wickets as the hosts could only manage to reach 127/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Afif Hossain top scored with 36 runs. 

Babar Azam and his Pakistan side will be looking to continue the good run in this format which saw them reach the semi-finals of the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup. 

Also Read: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets in first T20 in Dhaka

Bangladesh vs Pakistan second T20I scoreboard

Bangladesh innings

Mohammad Naim c Fakhar Zaman b Wasim 2

Saif Hassan lbw b Shaheen 0

Najmul Hossain c and b Shadab 40

Afif Hossain c Rizwan b Shadab 20

Mahmudullah Riyad c Rizwan b Haris 12

Nurul Hasan c Rizwan b Shaheen 11

Mahedi Hasan c and b Nawaz 3

Aminul Islam not out 8

Taskin Ahmed not out 2

Extras (lb 8, w2) 10

Total (seven wickets; 20 overs) 108

Did not bat: Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman

Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Saif), 2-5 (Naim), 3-51 (Afif), 4-79 (Mahmudullah), 5-82 (Najmul), 6-88 (Mahedi), 7-102 (Nurul)

Bowling: Shaheen 4-0-15-2, Wasim 3-0-9-1, Shoaib 2-0-16-0, Haris 3-0-13-1, Shadab 4-0-22-2 (w2), Nawaz 4-0-25-1

Pakistan innings

Mohammad Rizwan c Saif b Aminul 39   

Babar Azam b Mustafizur Rahman 1

Fakhar Zaman not out 57

Haider Ali not out 6

Extras (lb 2, w4) 6

Total (two wickets, 18.1 overs) 109

Did not bat: Shoaib Malik, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Babar), 2-97 (Rizwan)

Bowling:  Mahedi 4-0-23-0, Taskin 4-0-22-0, Mustafizur 2.1-0-12-1(w1), Shoriful 1.5-0-10-0, Aminul 4-0-30-1(w1), Najmul 1-0-3-0(w2), Afif 1-0-6-0, Saif 0.1-0-1-0

Result: Pakistan win by eight wickets

Series: Pakistan lead three-match series 2-0