Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 4 wickets in the first T20 match and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
In the match played in Dhaka, Bangladesh gave a target of 128 runs to Pakistan. Green Shirts scored 132 runs for 6 wickets in 19.2 overs.
For Pakistan, Fakhr Zaman and Khushdal Shah scored 34, 34, while Shadab Khan scored 21 off 10 balls and Muhammad Nawaz played an unbeaten innings of 18 off 8 balls to lead the team to victory.
In pursuit of the target, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan started the innings. When the national team’s score was 16 runs, Rizwan was dismissed for 11 runs. Azam scored 8 runs and returned to the pavilion.
When the national team’s score reached 23 runs, Haider Ali was LBW without scoring a run. He also resorted to review but could not save the wicket.
When the national team’s score reached 24, the team’s most senior batsman Shoaib Malik was run out showing irresponsibility.
Pakistan’s fifth out batsman was Fakhr Zaman who returned to the pavilion with 34 runs while the sixth out batsman Khushdal Shah also returned to the pavilion with 34 runs.
However, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz, who came later, batted at lightning speed and gave victory to the team with 4 balls to spare.
Earlier in the match, Bangladesh’s decision to bat first in the match proved to be wrong when its top order faltered in front of Pakistan’s bowling attack.
Bangladesh’s first wicket against Pakistan fell to 3 runs, Naeem Sheikh scored a run and was bowled by Hassan Ali.
Bangladesh’s second wicket fell at 10 runs, Saif Hassan scored a run and was bowled by Muhammad Wasim.
Najam Al-Hussein was the third out of the host team to score 7 runs while the fourth wicket belonged to captain Muhammadullah who scored 6 runs.
In the case of Afif Hussain, the fifth wicket of Bangladesh fell to 36 runs while the sixth out was Noorul Hassan.
The seventh player to leave the Bangladesh pavilion was Aminul Hasan who scored 2 runs.
The hosts scored 127 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs, while only 3 batsmen were able to enter the double figure.
Bangladesh’s top scorer was Afif Hussain with 38 runs while Mehdi Hassan scored 30 and Noorul Hassan 28 runs.
For Pakistan, Hassan Ali took 3 wickets, Mohammad Waseem took 2 wickets while Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab took one wicket each.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat first in the first T20 match against Pakistan.
Babar Azam is leading the national team while other players include Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Khushdal Shah, Fakhr Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hassan Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket keeper), Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Shoaib. Countries included.
After losing the toss, national team captain Babar Azam said that if we had won the toss, we would have decided to bowl.
He said that Shaheen Shah Afridi has been rested in today’s match.
The captain of the host team Mahmudullah says that they are giving opportunity to new players in the team.
Before the match, captain Babar Azam said that he could not take the series lightly, he would try to play like the World Cup.
Four players of the national team playing in the T20 World Cup are not part of the playing XI against Bangladesh today. Mohammad Hafeez has withdrawn from the series while Shaheen Shah Afridi has been given a chance to rest. Asif Ali and Emad Wasim are not among the 12 national players announced for the first T20.
The other two T20 matches between Pakistan and Bangladesh will be played on November 20 and 22.