This is the 2nd T20I in the three-match series between Pakistan and Bangladesh, and it ended with Pakistan winning convincingly by eight wickets in Dhaka on Saturday.
2-0 series lead owing to Fakhar Zaman’s unbroken half-century in Saturday’s Twenty20 international in Dhaka. With Mohammad Rizwan (39), Fakhar smashed 57 off 51 balls to help Pakistan reach 109-2 in 18.1 overs. In the first innings, Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan each took two wickets to restrict Bangladesh to 108-7.
Mustafizur Rahman’s delivery pulled Pakistan captain Babar Azam to one in the third over.
Saif Hassan dropped Fakhar and Rizwan on 26.
It was too late for Aminul, as Fakhar swiftly sealed the contest and the series with a single through cover off part-timer Saif.
“Winning the series was a collective effort,” Babar added in the 2nd T20I.
“The series victory was a team effort,” Babar stated. “The boys responded brilliantly as a unit, and we carried the momentum from the World Cup forward.”
Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad bemoaned his team’s batting near the end of their innings.
When Shanto (Najmul) and I teamed together, we wanted to use the end-of-season profits, but we couldn’t take use of them.
A team like ours requires a consistent batter to be present in the end, which did not occur today “He stated.
After dismissing both Bangladeshi openers in the first two overs, Pakistan dominated the contest from the start.
Shaheen Afridi gave up a golden duck to Saif, and Mohammad Naim gave up two to Mohammad Wasim at slip.
Shadab took both wickets and re-established Pakistan’s lead in the match.
Najmul Hossain led the way for the hosts with 40 runs off 34 balls, while Afif Hossain chipped in with 20 runs off 21 balls.
Shaheen finished with 2-15 and Shadab with 2-22 in the series opener against Pakistan’s best pace and spin bowlers.
On Friday, Pakistan won the first match of the series by four wickets.
On Monday, the third and final match of the series will be played at the same venue.