Bangladesh in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2020

Pakistan vs Bangladesh - 2nd T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: 25 January 2020

Pakistan 137/1

RR: 8.22 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 9 wickets

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That's it from this game. The last T20I of this series is a dead rubber to be played on 27th January 2020 in The Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore at 1400 local (0900 GMT). We would love your company for that game. Till then take care and goodbye.

Man Of The Match and Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam says that he continues to play in the momentum as he says that changing the momentum brings his downfall. He also adds that he tries to give his 100% in every game. Further says that captaincy and batting are two different things. He adds that captaincy is easy to do. He also says that they are happy to get a win and will want as many as they can before the T20 World Cup. Also says that they might test their bench strength in the last T20I.

Bangladesh skipper, Mahmudullah says that it is disappointing to lose the series but says the batting let them down. Further adds that apart from Tamim no one applied themselves. Credits the Pakistan bowlers for bowling in the right areas and keeping it tight. He says that they would try to check their bench strength and play fearless cricket in the last T20I.

Mohammad Hafeez says that he is happy to get back into the side and good to be back into the playing XI straightaway. He says that there is pressure from the fans and nothing from the media. He further adds that he spoke to Shoaib Malik and that has helped him to come back stronger. He signs by saying that it always is a confidence booster to end up on the winning side. Stay tuned for presentations.

The win was actually set-up by the Pakistan bowlers, they restricted the visitors to a modest total which was easily chased down. Hafeez is down on the sidelines for a chat.

Pakistan have made a mockery of the run chase! Too easy to be honest, 137 was never going to be enough and they have chased it down without breaking a sweat. They did lose Ali early but then, Hafeez and Azam joined hands and added an unbeaten 131-run stand with both scoring half tons. That is exactly what you need, one partnership when chasing a mediocre score and that is what they got.

16.4
1
Mahmudullah to M Hafeez, A single and that is the end of the game! PAKISTAN WIN BY 9 WICKETS! On the pads, it is worked through square leg for one.
16.3
0
Mahmudullah to M Hafeez, On middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
16.2
1
Mahmudullah to B Azam, SCORES LEVEL NOW! A single again as Azam eases it down to long on.
16.1
1
Mahmudullah to M Hafeez, Flatter and around off, this is pushed through covers for one.
15.6
4
A Hossain to B Azam, FOUR! Afif goes short and Babar rocks onto the back foot to punch the ball past covers and into the fence for a boundary.
15.5
0
A Hossain to B Azam, Full on the pads, Babar flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
15.4
1
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Short outside off, cut towards point for a single.
15.3
6
A Hossain to M Hafeez, SIX! Hafeez puts on the dancing shoes here as he comes down the track and lofts this straight over the bowler's end and the ball goes over the long off fence and also over the sight screen for a huge hit.
15.2
1
A Hossain to B Azam, Now Babar drives this straight through mid on and gets to the other end.
15.1
4
A Hossain to B Azam, EDGY FOUR! Afif tosses one up outside off, Babar drives with hard hands and limited footwork. But he gets a thick outside edge that runs through short third man and into the fence behind.
14.6
1
A Hossain to B Azam, Outside off, it is guided down to third man for one.
14.5
2
A Hossain to B Azam, On a length and around off, Azam pushes it through covers for two.
14.4
1
A Hossain to M Hafeez, On the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
14.3
4
A Hossain to M Hafeez, FOUR! Up and over! Shorter and around off, Hafeez spots it early and he pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.2
1
A Hossain to B Azam, Another single as this is also clipped off the pads.
14.1
1
A Hossain to M Hafeez, On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one.
13.6
2
M Rahman to B Azam, Short ball outside off, Azam guides it through third man and takes a couple.
13.5
1
M Rahman to M Hafeez, DROPPED! Mahmudullah is seen dejected after his keeper, Liton Das drops the easiest of the catches. Rahman bowls one outside off and on a length. Hafeez looks to cut it past point only to get an outside edge through to the keeper where Das spills the catch after the ball hits his fingers. The ball in the end rolls towards third man and the batsmen take a single. That also brings up the 100-run stand between Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez.
13.5
0
M Rahman to M Hafeez, Length ball down the leg side the batsman fails to lay bat on ball. A wide called in the end.
13.4
1
M Rahman to B Azam, 13th T20I fifty for Babar Azam. He gets to the landmark there with a guide towards the third man region for a single.
13.3
6
M Rahman to B Azam, SIX! Rahman goes short and Babar pulls it from the sweet part of the bat over mid-wicket the ball has enough in it to go over the ropes.
13.2
0
M Rahman to B Azam, back of a length ball on off, Babar pushes it towards mid on.
13.1
1
M Rahman to M Hafeez, Good length and outside off, pushed to point for a run.
12.6
2
S Islam to B Azam, Babar cuts this short one through point for a couple.
12.5
1
S Islam to M Hafeez, Short ball outside off and Hafeez runs it down to third man for a run. That also brings up his 11th T20I fifty.
12.4
4
S Islam to M Hafeez, FOUR! Now Hafeez pays it delicately as he just runs this short ball outside off past the keeper and into the third man fence for a boundary.
12.3
4
S Islam to M Hafeez, FOUR! Full and into the slot Hafeez clears his front leg and lofts it over the cover fielder for a one bounce boundary.
12.2
1
S Islam to B Azam, Outside off, this is driven square on the off side for one.
12.1
0
S Islam to B Azam, Fuller and on off, it is hit to covers.
11.6
4
M Rahman to M Hafeez, FOUR! Hafeez's eyes lit up seeing the width outside off and he throws everything behind the ball. Only to get a thick outside edge that runs past the keeper and into the third man fence for a boundary.
11.5
1
M Rahman to B Azam, Full outside off and this time Babar drives it through cover-point for a single.
11.4
0
M Rahman to B Azam, On the pads a full ball. Babar flicks it to mid-wicket.
11.3
0
M Rahman to B Azam, Length ball outside off, Babar looks to loft it into the universe but the ball goes past the outside edge.
11.2
0
M Rahman to B Azam, Babar looks to do same as Hafeez did on the previous ball but he finds the point fielder to perfection.
11.1
1
M Rahman to M Hafeez, Hafeez drives this full ball past point and gets to the other end.
10.6
1
S Islam to M Hafeez, Full ball outside off, punched down the ground for a run.
10.5
0
S Islam to M Hafeez, Hafeez looks to lay bat on ball on this slower one outside off but fails to do so.
10.4
0
S Islam to M Hafeez,Full ball on off, punched towards covers off the back foot by Hafeez.
10.3
4
S Islam to M Hafeez, FOUR! That's a hit and it stays a hit. Islam bowls one in the slot and Hafeez stands putt and just swings his arm as he lofts this one over the bowler and the ball rolls to the long off fence.
10.2
4
S Islam to M Hafeez, FOUR! Timed away! Slightly short and outside off, Hafeez just uses the pace of the bowler, he guides it past point and it races away to the fence.
10.1
0
S Islam to B Azam, On the pads, Azam looks to flick but it goes off the pads towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
9.6
4
A Islam to M Hafeez, FOUR! Short and on middle, Hafeez gets into the position early and pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
9.5
1
A Islam to B Azam, Babar drives this full ball through mid off and scampers for a run.
9.4
0
A Islam to B Azam, Full on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
9.3
1
A Islam to M Hafeez, Short and outside offm pushed off the back foot towards covers for a run.
9.2
1
A Islam to B Azam, Babar looks to force this tossed up ball through the off side but gets an inside edge past the stumps towards fine leg for a single.
9.1
1
A Islam to M Hafeez, Short and outside off, cut to point for an easy single.
8.6
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Hafeez runs this full ball down towards third man for a run.
8.5
1
M Hasan to B Azam, Full on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a run.
8.4
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Floater on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a run.
8.3
1
M Hasan to B Azam, Full on middle, Azam sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.
8.2
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Short once again, slapped through covers for a run.
8.1
0
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Short and outside off, punched towards covers.
7.6
1
A Islam to M Hafeez, Short and wide outside off, cut towards point. Hafeez keeps the strike.
7.5
1
A Islam to B Azam, Floated on off, punched through covers for a run.
7.4
1
A Islam to M Hafeez, Full on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
7.3
4
A Islam to M Hafeez, FOUR! Short and punished. Hafeez rocks back on his back foot and pulls this powerfully over the leaping mid on fielder for a boundary.
7.2
1
A Islam to B Azam, Full ball outside off, pushed off the back foot towards mid on for a run.
7.1
0
A Islam to B Azam, Tossed up outside off, driven to point.

Aminul Islam is on.

6.6
1
M Rahman to B Azam, Babar flicks this full ball through mid-wicket for single.
6.5
1
M Rahman to M Hafeez, Hafeez punches the ball off the back foot towards covers and crosses ends.
6.4
1
M Rahman to B Azam, Azam punches the ball off the back foot towards covers for a single.
6.3
4
M Rahman to B Azam, FOUR! Short and on middle, Azam pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball beats the man in the deep for a boundary.
6.2
2
M Rahman to B Azam, Full ball on the pads, Azam works it through mid-wicket and takes a single. The fielder in the deep has a shy at the keeper's end where Das misfields to allow an extra run.
6.1
2
M Rahman to B Azam, Length ball on middle, Babar flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.

Mustafizur Rahman is on now.

5.6
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Short ball outside off, Hafeez cuts it to point.
5.5
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Length delivery on the off stump, Hafeez does well to punch it towards the off side.
5.4
1
A Hossain to B Azam, Full ball on the pads, Azam flicks it to mid-wicket and crosses the ends.
5.4
0
A Hossain to B Azam, WIDE! Azam looks to tuck this length ball down the leg side but misses it. The umpire calls it a wide.
5.3
1
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Back of a length and on off, it is guided towards point for one.
5.2
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Another length ball around off, it is pushed to covers.
5.1
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, On a good length and around middle, Azam keeps it out.
4.6
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Hafeez retains the strike with a tuck down the leg side for a single.
4.5
1
M Hasan to B Azam, Azam Flicks this full ball off his pads towards mid-wicket for a single.
4.4
4
M Hasan to B Azam, FOUR! Full and on the pads, Azam works this through square leg and beats the man inside the ring for a boundary.
4.3
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Hafeez now tucks one off his pads and towards mid-wicket for a run.
4.2
1
M Hasan to B Azam, Azam works this towards mid-wicket and takes a run.
4.1
4
M Hasan to B Azam, FOUR! That's dispatched as soon as it lands. Babar drives this full ball past the bowler and the ball rockets into the long off fence for a boundary.
3.6
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Short ball on middle, Hafeez looks to pull but gets it off the top edge towards short fine leg.
3.5
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Outside off, pushed towarsd point.
3.4
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Outside off, defended to the off side.
3.3
4
A Hossain to M Hafeez, FOUR! Length ball outside off, Hafeez drives it uppishly through covers and the ball goes to the fence in a hurry.
3.2
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, BEATEN! Length and outside off, Hafeez looks to play it off the back foot but is beaten on the outside edge.
3.1
0
A Hossain to M Hafeez, Outside off, driven straight to short cover.

Al-Amin Hossain is on now.

2.6
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Full on middle, driven towards long on for a single.
2.5
2
M Hasan to M Hafeez, Tossed up on off, Hafeez comes down the track and punches the ball through covers for a couple.
2.4
1
M Hasan to B Azam, Another single as this is worked through mid-wicket.
2.3
1
M Hasan to M Hafeez, On the pads, this is worked around the corner for one.
2.2
1
M Hasan to B Azam, On off, this is eased down to long on for one.
2.1
4
M Hasan to B Azam, FOUR! Nice and fine! On the pads, Azam works it towards the fine leg fence and bags a boundary.
1.6
0
S Islam to M Hafeez, Full and on the pads. Hafeez misses the flick and the ball hits the pads. There is an appeal from the bowler but the umpire is not interested.
1.5
0
S Islam to M Hafeez, Full ball outside off, pushed to point.
1.5
0
S Islam to M Hafeez, Islam goes way down the leg side and Hafeez misses the flick. The umpire calls it a wide.

Mohammad Hafeez is the new man in. Can the professor teach the batting techniques today?

1.4
0
S Islam to A Ali, OUT! CAUGHT! Pakistan lose their first wicket early like Bangladesh. Ali looks to go downtown but fails to get under the ball. Islam dishes out a length ball on off, Ali lofts it only to get the height and not the distance. Mahmudullah at mid off settles himself under the ball and gobbles it up.
1.3
0
S Islam to A Ali, Ahsan Ali looks to go over mid on but manages to git it on the bounce towards the fielder.
1.2
1
S Islam to B Azam, Babar works it off his pads towards mid-wicket for a run.
1.1
4
S Islam to B Azam, FOUR! Full ball outside off, Babar leans on and drives this beautifully through covers for boundary. First one of the chase,

Shaiful Islam to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
M Hasan to A Ali, Ali cuts this short one but finds the fielder to perfection.
0.5
0
M Hasan to A Ali, Ahsan drives this full ball straight to mid off.
0.4
0
M Hasan to A Ali, Ali punches the floated ball towards covers.
0.3
0
M Hasan to A Ali, Once again pushed to the bowler by Ali.
0.2
0
M Hasan to A Ali, Ali pushes this tossed up ball back to the bowler.
0.1
1
M Hasan to B Azam, Tossed up on off, Azam gets off the mark straightway by tucking the ball towards mid-wicket for a single.

We are back! Babar Azam and Ahsan Ali to open the batting for the hosts. Mahedi Hasan to start with the ball.