Bangladesh in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2020

Pakistan vs Bangladesh - 1st T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: 24 January 2020

Pakistan 142/5

RR: 7.28 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Babar Azam c Liton Das (W) & b Shafiul Islamc Liton Das (W) & b Shafiul Islam0200
Ahsan Ali c & b Aminul Islamc & b Aminul Islam363240
Mohammad Hafeez c Aminul Islam & b Mustafizur Rahmanc Aminul Islam & b Mustafizur Rahman171630
Shoaib Malik not out not out 584550
Iftikhar Ahmed c Liton Das (W) & b Shafiul Islamc Liton Das (W) & b Shafiul Islam161320
Imad Wasim bowled Al-Amin Hossainbowled Al-Amin Hossain6410
Mohammad Rizwan not out not out 5500
Shadab Khan
Haris Rauf
Shaheen Afridi
Mohammad Hasnain
Extras 4 (b 0, lb 1, w 3, nb 0)
Total 142 (5 Wkts, 19.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Babar Azam,0.2), 35-2 (Mohammad Hafeez,5), 81-3 (Ahsan Ali,11.5), 117-4 (Iftikhar Ahmed,16.3), 133-5 (Imad Wasim,18.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shafiul Islam4 0 27 2 6.75
Mustafizur Rahman4 0 40 1 10.00
Al-Amin Hossain4 0 18 1 4.50
Soumya Sarkar2.3 0 22 0 9.57
Aminul Islam4 0 28 1 7.00
Afif Hossain1 0 6 0 6.00
Tamim Iqbal0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Naim0 0 0 0 0
Liton Das 0 0 0 0 0
Mahmudullah 0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Mithun0 0 0 0 0

That's all from this game! Pakistan have begun the series in a brilliant manner. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have a lot to think about going onto the second T20I. That match is not too far away though as it will be played on Saturday, the 25th of January at 1400 Local (0900 GMT). Do join us for that game. Until then, goodnight.

Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper, says that this was a needed victory for them and the bowlers did a good job. Adds that they were not expecting a pitch like this. Says that they planned to bowl Bangladesh out for as low a score as possible and the bowlers did a terrific job in that.

Shoaib Malik, THE MAN OF THE MATCH, says that with the new ball, they could have played through the line but later with the older ball they had to look for gaps. Credits the bowlers for their performance and it was them who set up the victory. Adds that he was trying to take as many singles as he could and then look for boundaries.

Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper says that it was a very good contest and he was surprised by the pitch. Adds that as the game went on the ball became harder to bat on. Goes on to say that they would look to improve in the death overs as they were 10 to 15 runs short. States that they missed Shakib and they need to improve their fielding as they dropped a couple of chances.

Time for the Presentation ceremony.

Ahsan Ali who is down for an interview, says that he was nervous and Babar Azam gave him confidence and that released the pressure. Adds that he was looking to play his natural game but after losing the two wickets, he was cautious in his approach. Adds that the bowlers were very good especially the pacers. Goes onto say that the pitch was difficult to bat on. Finishes by saying that this match gave him lot of confidence and would look to continue the good work in the next game as well.

Earlier in the game, Pakistan bowled extremely well to restrict Bangladesh for just 141. Every one of their bowlers bowled well and they have to be given credit for this victory. Bangladesh would be disappointed with their performance with the bat and they were 10 to 15 runs short.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, were good with the ball. They did not give easy runs to the Pakistani batters and they picked up wickets at regular intervals. The target was a small one and it was always going to be difficult for the visitors to stop a good side like Pakistan. Mustafizur Rahman was disappointing while Aminul Islam was the pick of the bowlers. He picked up only 1 wicket but was economical. Shafiul Islam too bowled well but that was not enough.

Wow! What an end to the match. Who would have thought that this match will go on till the last over? I think nobody especially after Bangladesh scored only 141 in the first innings. Pakistan started slowly after losing the wicket of Babar Azam in the first over but then Hafeez looked good but threw his wicket away. Shoaib Malik the came in and stitched couple of good partnerships to get the team home. He scored a fifty and remained unbeaten. Pakistan might have had their hearts in the mouth when Rizwan top edged the last ball but Mithun dropped it. Malik was well supported by the debutant Ahsan Ali and that was the game there and then.

19.3
2
S Sarkar to M Rizwan, DROPPED! Mohammad Mithun has dropped the game with this and Pakistan win. This was not the time to drop a catch. Full delivery on off, Rizwan looks to heave it over the leg side but it takes the top edge and the ball goes towards deep mid-wicket. Mohammad Mithun settles himself under it but fails to hold onto it. The batters take two runs. PAKISTAN WIN BY 5 WICKETS.
19.2
1
S Sarkar to S Malik, Full delivery outside off, Malik drives it to extra cover for a single. Mahmudullah has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been out if he had hit.
19.1
2
S Sarkar to S Malik, Short delivery on middle, Malik pulls it wide of long on and Malik takes a couple.

Soumya Sarkar will bowl the final over.

18.6
1
A Hossain to S Malik, Slower delivery on middle and leg, Malik dances down the track and looks to defend. The ball takes the inside half of the bat and the ball rolls to square leg. The batters take a single. 5 more required from the last over.
18.5
1
A Hossain to M Rizwan, Short ball on middle, Rizwan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.
18.4
0
A Hossain to M Rizwan, BEATEN! Slower one outside off, Rizwan looks to cut it but misses it altogether.
18.3
0
A Hossain to M Rizwan, Slower delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it out to the bowler.
18.2
2
A Hossain to M Rizwan, Full delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder. The batters take a couple.

Mohammad Rizwan is the new man in.

18.1
0
A Hossain to I Wasim, OUT! TIMBER! Imad Wasim will feel really unlucky here! That ball kept very low. Slower short ball on middle. It kept very low after pitching. Wasim looks to pull off the back foot but is done in with the bounce. He misses and the ball goes onto hit the middle stump. Is there a twist in this game?

Al-Amin Hossain is back on. 3-0-14-0 are his figures.

17.6
1
M Rahman to I Wasim, Good length ball on middle, Imad works it to mid-wicket for a single. 9 more required from two overs.
17.5
1
M Rahman to S Malik, The batsman has played the square drive. They pick up a single.
17.4
2
M Rahman to S Malik, Short delivery outside off, Malik cuts it to deep point for a couple.
17.3
4
M Rahman to S Malik, DROPPED! FIFTY AS WELL FOR MALIK! It has been a terrific innings from Shoib Malik. Full delivery on middle, Malik hammers it over the bowler's head. The fielder from long off comes across, dives and gets two hands on it but the ball pops out and goes into the fence.
17.2
0
M Rahman to S Malik, Yorker on middle, Malik digs it back to the bowler.
17.1
2
M Rahman to S Malik, Full delivery on middle, Malik flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Mustafizur Rahman is back on.

16.6
1
S Islam to S Malik, Comes around the wicket and bowls a full delivery on middle, Malik flicks it to mid-wicket. Imad Wasim calls for a single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Had he hit, Wasim was a goner. There was no run there.
16.5
1
S Islam to I Wasim, Good length ball outside off, Wasim comes down the track and then drives it to mid off for a single.
16.4
4
S Islam to I Wasim, FOUR! Full delivery down the leg side, Wasim works it to the fine leg region for a boundary. Gets off the mark.

Imad Wasim is the new man in.

16.3
0
S Islam to I Ahmed, OUT! CAUGHT! IT is a clean catch and Iftikhar Ahmed has to go. Is it too late for Bangladesh though? Good length ball outside off, Ahmed looks to drive but gets a faint outside edge and goes to the keeper. Liton Das dives forward and takes the catch. The umpires are not sure that the keeper has collected it cleanly and they go upstairs. The replays roll in and it shows that Das has taken it comfortably.

Iftikhar Ahmed has definitely edged it. The umpires want to check whether it is a clean catch or not by the keeper. It looks like a clean catch. Let's see what the replays have to say.

16.2
0
S Islam to I Ahmed,Play and a miss! Short of a length ball outside off, Iftikhar looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.
16.1
1
S Islam to S Malik, Short of a length ball on middle, Malik works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.6
1
A Hossain to S Malik, Full delivery on middle, Malik drives it to long on for a single.
15.5
2
A Hossain to S Malik, Length ball on the pads, Malik works it to deep square leg and takes a couple. The fielder runs ahead and then throws it to the bowler's end but misses. Iftikhar was well in though.
15.4
1
A Hossain to I Ahmed, Fullish delivery on middle, Ahmed works it to mid-wicket for a single.
15.3
1
A Hossain to S Malik, Good length ball on off, Shoaib dances down the track and looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes towards cover. A single.
15.2
4
A Hossain to S Malik, FOUR! Beautifully played! Full delivery outside off, Malik dances down the track and then lifts it over the extra cover region for a boundary.
15.1
1
A Hossain to I Ahmed, Full delivery on middle and leg, Ahmed works it down to long on for a single.

Al-Amin Hossain is back into the attack.

14.6
1
S Islam to I Ahmed, Full delivery outside off, Ahmed pushes it to cover and a single is taken.
14.5
0
S Islam to I Ahmed, Short of a length delivery outside off, Iftikhar pushes it to cover.
14.4
2
S Islam to I Ahmed, Fullish ball on off, Iftikhar drives it towards cover and takes a couple before the fielder can come across and clean it up.
14.3
0
S Islam to I Ahmed, Short delivery outside off, Ahmed cuts but finds the point fielder.
14.2
4
S Islam to I Ahmed, FOUR! Islam strays on the leg side and is rightfully punished! Back of a length ball on the pads, Ahmed flicks it nicely to the fine leg region for a boundary.
14.2
0
S Islam to I Ahmed, WIDE! Slower delivery outside off, Ahmed shoulders arms to this one. Wide signaled.
14.1
1
S Islam to S Malik, Short delivery on middle, Malik works it to deep square leg for a single.

Bangladesh have finally arrived in Pakistan. After all the drama and the confusion regarding this tour, the first T20I will be played in Lahore. Pakistan were last humbled by Australia in the T20Is and now they would hope that they play better at their home ground. The last time that they played at home, they were blanked by a young Sri Lankan side. The hosts have a strong side with them this time and Babar Azam would be hoping that they come good. Their batting will be led by the skipper while they have a dearth of All rounders in the mix with Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez leading the pack. Shaheen Afridi has been a revelation while Haris Rauf is set to make his debut. He had a terrific BBL campaign and would be looking to continue that momentum in the international arena as well. Bangladesh, on the other hand, had a victory to their name in the T20I series against India. Mushfiqur Rahim was the star then but he will not be available here as he has opted out of this squad. Tamim Iqbal is back in the squad increasing the batting depth. Their bowling is strong with Mustafizur leading them and they would hope that they can start the series with a win. Can the visitors surprise the hosts or will Pakistan start the series with a win?

Pakistan Team Squad -Ahsan Ali,Babar Azam,Iftikhar Ahmed,Khushdil Shah,Amad Butt,Imad Wasim,Mohammad Hafeez,Shadab Khan,Shoaib Malik,Usman Qadir,Mohammad Rizwan,Haris Rauf,Mohammad Hasnain,Muhammad Musa,Shaheen Afridi

Bangladesh Team Squad -Mohammad Naim,Najmul Hossain Shanto,Soumya Sarkar,Tamim Iqbal,Afif Hossain,Aminul Islam,Mahedi Hasan,Mahmudullah,Liton Das,Mohammad Mithun,Al-Amin Hossain,Hasan Mahmud,Mustafizur Rahman,Rubel Hossain,Shafiul Islam