Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah’s assisted Pakistan with making a solid rebound to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series with a four-wicket prevail upon Bangladesh in the opener in Mirpur on Friday. Having confined the hosts to 127, graciousness Hasan Ali’s 3 for 22, Pakistan slipped to 24 for 4 before the finish of the powerplay. Nonetheless, the fifth-wicket pair revived the pursuit with 50 years remain before firecrackers from Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz assisted Pakistan over the line with four balls and as numerous wickets to save.
Picking to bat first, Bangladesh experienced early mishaps with Hasan disposing of Mohammad Naim off his first chunk of the visit, before Mohammad Wasim Jr took out both Saif Hasan and Nnajmul Hossain Shanto in his succeeding overs. Afif Hossain’s stroke-filled 36, involving two sixes and as numerous limits, took Bangladesh past the 50-run mark yet wickets at customary stretches never permitted them the force.
At the point when Bangladesh appeared to be in a situation to pull out all the stops at death, Hasan returned into the assault to end wicketkeeper-bat Nurul Hasan’s appearance on 28 preceding packing his third in Aminul Islam. Mahedi Hasan, nonetheless, pummeled two successes in an expensive last finished – his nervy appearance of 30 not out aiding Bangladesh to 26 runs in the last 12 conveyances.
Pakistan’s mindful beginning was scratched right on time by Mustafizur Rahman, who sent back the in-structure Mohammad Rizwan on only 11. Taskin Ahmed then, at that point, bowled captain Babar Azam in the accompanying over. The guests slipped a touch further when Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik both stowed ducks to walk out on them reeling on 24 for 4 toward the finish of the powerplay.
Nonetheless, Khushdil and Zaman joined for a 56-run association that put Pakistan’s pursuit in the groove again. At 40 for 4 at the midway imprint, Bangladesh actually appeared to be ahead yet the pair got up to speed to make an even 34 each, off 35 and 36 balls separately, to keep their side in the chase.
Taskin broke the consistent organization two balls into the fifteenth over, for his second wicket of the game, and Shoriful Islam had Khushdil scratching behind instantly a short time later, reigniting Bangladesh’s expectations indeed. Be that as it may, Shadab and Nawaz showed their power-hitting ability indeed in a lively association off 36 off only 15 conveyances. The two major overs – eighteenth and nineteenth – swung the force back in support of Pakistan with Shadab enveloping it with style with a trudge clear for six to put his side 1-0-ahead.
Brief scores : Bangladesh 127/7 in 20 overs (Afif Hossain 36, Mahedi Hasan 30*; Hasan Ali 3-22, Mohammad Wasim Jr 2-24) lost to Pakistan 132/6 in 19.2 overs (Fakahr Zaman 34, Khushdil shah 34; Taskin Ahmed 2-31) by 4 wickets