Pakistan in Bangladesh, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan - 1st T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 19 November 2021

Pakistan 132/6

RR: 6.83 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Rizwan bowled Mustafizur Rahmanbowled Mustafizur Rahman111110
Babar Azam bowled Taskin Ahmedbowled Taskin Ahmed71010
Fakhar Zaman c Nurul Hasan & b Taskin Ahmedc Nurul Hasan & b Taskin Ahmed343640
Haider Ali lbw Mahedi Hasanlbw Mahedi Hasan0300
Shoaib Malik run out (Nurul Hasan)run out (Nurul Hasan)0300
Khushdil Shah c Nurul Hasan & b Shoriful Islamc Nurul Hasan & b Shoriful Islam343531
Shadab Khan not out not out 211012
Mohammad Nawaz not out not out 18812
Hasan Ali
Mohammad Wasim
Haris Rauf
Extras 7 (b 0, lb 2, w 5, nb 0)
Total 132 (6 Wkts, 19.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
16-1 (Mohammad Rizwan,2.4), 22-2 (Babar Azam,4), 23-3 (Haider Ali,5), 24-4 (Shoaib Malik,6), 80-5 (Fakhar Zaman,14.2), 96-6 (Khushdil Shah,16.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mahedi Hasan4 0 17 1 4.25
Taskin Ahmed4 0 31 2 7.75
Mustafizur Rahman4 0 26 1 6.50
Shoriful Islam4 0 31 1 7.75
Mahmudullah3 0 19 0 6.33
Aminul Islam0.2 0 6 0 30.00

That is it from the coverage of this game, folks! The second T20I of the series will be played on 20th November 2021 at the same venue. That game will begin at 2 pm local (8 am GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!

Babar Azam, the winning captain of Pakistan, says that the pitch was difficult to bat on and credits the middle order for showing the skill-set required to adapt. Also praises Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz for their batting. Admits that they ended up giving 20 runs extra but he is still happy with the overall performance.

HASAN ALI IS THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH! Smiles and says that it's a pleasant moment for him. Admits that his performance was not up to the mark in the T20 World Cup but adds that ups and downs are a part of a cricketer's life. Shares that he has been here in the Bangladesh Premier League and knew the conditions. Adds that he trusted his variations and got the wickets.

Mahmudullah, the captain of Bangladesh, says that they chose to bat first as it was a good pitch but there was some help for the bowlers as well. Feels that they should have batted better and hopes to bounce back with better plans in the next game. Adds that a score of 140 would have been more competitive. Tells that his bowlers did a great job to pick early wickets but credits Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz for the way they finished the chase. 

Presentation to follow...

After a sorry effort with the bat, Bangladesh got the start they desired with the ball. They dismissed Pakistan's in-form batsman Mohammad Rizwan very early in the innings, courtesy a beauty by Mustafizur Rahman. Their skipper Babar Azam did not stick too long either and was sent back to the pavilion. The Tigers did well to keep a tight lid on the scoring rate and kept on building the pressure. They were on top in the game after dismissing Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah but were blown away by some power hitting towards the end. A great fight shown by Bangladesh and they surely will try to level the series in the next one.

It was a very unusual start from Pakistan with the bat. They lost both their openers cheaply and ended up losing four wickets in total inside the Powerplay. Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah set the tone in the middle for Pakistan and guided the innings gradually with their 56-run alliance. But it was the partnership between Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz that took Pakistan to the finish line with their pinch-hitting at the death. The duo put on an unbeaten 36-run stand off just 15 balls to take Pakistan home in the final over.

What a game of cricket! A match full of twists and turns, but it was Pakistan with the last laugh. They take the lead in the three-match T20I series. Bangladesh started off beautifully but gave it away in the end. The Tigers stretched this till the last over but Pakistan stole the show in the end.

19.2
6
Aminul Islam to Shadab Khan, SIX! BANG! There it is! Shadab Khan does it for Pakistan! A partnership of 36 runs off 15 balls between these two and they have chased down the target eventually! Tossed up, around off. Khan gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum! PAKISTAN WIN THE MATCH BY 4 WICKETS and they go 1-0 up in the series!
19.1
0
Aminul Islam to Shadab Khan, Flatter ball, outside off. Shadab Khan punches it to covers. 2 runs needed off 5 balls!

Who will bowl the final over? It is Aminul Islam. Just 2 runs needed for Pakistan. 

18.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Mohammad Nawaz, Full ball, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz looks to dig it out but he misses. Pakistan are just 2 runs away from a win now!
18.5
6
Shoriful Islam to Mohammad Nawaz, SIX! BOOM! There is no stopping Mohammad Nawaz here and he is in the groove! Another ball that is shorter in length, outside off. Nawaz sits back and heaves it way over the mid-wicket region for a massive biggie.
18.4
2
Shoriful Islam to Mohammad Nawaz, Full ball, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz drives it to wide of deep cover and takes a couple of runs.
18.3
6
Shoriful Islam to Mohammad Nawaz, SIX! BANG! What a shot! This would ease some nerves in Pakistan's dugout! Back of a length, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz hangs back and hoicks it over long on for a biggie!
18.2
0
Shoriful Islam to Mohammad Nawaz, A very full ball, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz looks to dig it out but he misses.
18.1
1
Shoriful Islam to Shadab Khan, Back of a length, around off. Shadab Khan taps it towards backward point and rotates the strike.
17.6
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nawaz, FOUR! A boundary to end the over and this is exactly the kind of over which Pakistan would have hoped for! Slower one, short and angling down leg. Mohammad Nawaz stays back and pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 15 from the over, 17 runs needed off 12 balls now!
17.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Nawaz, A much-needed dot ball for the Bangla Tigers! A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Mohammad Nawaz looks to heave it on the leg side but he misses.
17.4
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shadab Khan, Sensible batting from Shadab Khan! Good-length ball, around off. Khan taps it to backward point and takes off for a run.
17.3
6
Mustafizur Rahman to Shadab Khan, SIX! This is a serious shot from Pakistan's all-rounder! Back of a length, outside off. Shadab Khan stays back, clears his front leg and tonks it over long off for a maximum.
17.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shadab Khan, Swing and a miss! A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Shadab Khan looks to slog but he loses his shape and fails to get any bat on it.
17.1
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Shadab Khan, FOUR! SMASHED! Width on offer and Shadab Khan latches onto it! Length ball, outside off. Khan carves it past the cover fielder and the ball races away to the fence.
16.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Mohammad Nawaz, A well-directed bouncer, around middle. Mohammad Nawaz ducks under it watchfully. A good over for Bangladesh as just 6 runs came off it and they also got the wicket of a set batter. 32 runs needed off 18 balls!

Mohammad Nawaz is the new man in. 

16.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Shoriful Islam strikes for Bangladesh and this is a huge moment of this game as another set batter in Khushdil Shah departs! Back of a length, way outside off. Shah reaches out and looks for a mighty heave on the leg side but only manages a thick outside edge. The ball goes straight to Nurul Hasan behind the sticks who does not make any mistake. The Bangla Tigers are well and truly on top now!
16.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Shadab Khan, On a length, around off. Shadab Khan hangs back and drags it towards long on. The batters cross for a run.
16.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, Aerial but safe! Short of a length, just outside off. Khushdil Shah looks to pull but gets it away from the splice of the bat. The ball falls short of the deep square leg fielder. A single taken.
16.2
4
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, FOUR! Top shot! Back of a length, outside off. Khushdil Shah stands tall and powers it over extra cover for a boundary.
16.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, Short ball, outside off. Khushdil Shah reaches out and looks to pull but he gets the bottom half of the bat and the ball goes to the right of the bowler. Shoriful Islam reacts quickly and stops the single.

Shoriful Islam (2-0-10-0) is back on. 

15.6
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Khushdil Shah, Back of a length, outside off. Khushdil Shah looks to cut but gets the bottom half of the bat on it. The ball rolls towards backward point. A single taken! 38 runs needed off 24 balls now!
15.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Khushdil Shah, Wide! Rahman hurls a bumper, but way over the batter's head. Khushdil Shah ducks underneath and the umpire calls it a wide.
15.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Khushdil Shah, Play and a miss! A slower ball, on a length, outside off. Khushdil Shah shimmies down and looks for a heave on the leg side but fails to get any bat on it.
15.4
4
Mustafizur Rahman to Khushdil Shah, FOUR! A welcome boundary for Khushdil Shah and Pakistan! A low full toss, around off. Shah stays low and carves it past the deep cover fielder to collect a boundary.
15.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Shadab Khan, On a length, around off. Shadab Khan stays back and heaves it towards deep square leg for a run. The fielder in the deep does well to keep it to just one.
15.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Khushdil Shah, Another ball, outside off, shorter in length. Khushdil Shah cuts it towards deep point and takes a single.
15.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Khushdil Shah, Back of a length, way outside off. Khushdil Shah reaches out to cut but does not get any bat on it.

Mustafizur Rahman (2-0-3-1) is back into the attack. 

14.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Khushdil Shah, LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads. Shah looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but not given. The ball rolls to the keeper who has a shy at his end. He hits and the ball ricochets to the leg side for a leg bye. 46 needed in the last 5 overs.
14.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Khushdil Shah, Slower short ball, on middle. Shah looks to pull but toe-ends it to the cover region. Was cramped for room there. 
14.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Khushdil Shah, Back of a length, outside off and a pacy delivery. Khushdil Shah looks to cut it but misses.
14.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Shadab Khan, On a length, outside off, Shadab Khan taps it to third man and gets off the mark with a run.

Shadab Khan walks out to bat at number 7.

14.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, OUT! Caught behind! Fakhar Zaman departs and a big moment in the game! A length ball, outside off. Off-pace delivery again. Fakhar Zaman swings across the line but only gets a faint edge back to the keeper. Nurul Hasan, behind the stumps, takes a good low catch and Bangladesh are back in the game. 48 runs needed in 34 balls.
14.1
4
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! Again the first ball of the over is gone for a boundary. Slower, short ball, at a comfortable height for Fakhar around leg. He pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. This pair is taking the game away from Bangladesh.
13.6
0
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, Fuller and outside off, Shah drives off the front foot but finds the fielder at extra cover. A dot ball to finish the over. 52 needed off 36 balls.
13.5
1
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Flatter and on off, Fakhar taps it down in the gap at covers for one.
13.4
1
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, Tossed up, full and outside off, Shah tries to heave it over mid-wicket but only manages to play it down to long on. A single.
13.3
6
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, SIX! Gets a perfect hold on that one this time! Flatter by Mahmudullah and on middle, Khushdil Shah runs down the track and whips that over wide long on for a biggie. The 50-run stand comes up.