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

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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.
13.2
1
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Tossing this one up, on middle, Fakhar Zaman blocks that one. A single taken.
13.1
1
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, Lucky! Mahmudullah bowls a flattish delivery, on middle. Khushdil Shah  was looking to go big but he manages only to get an inside edge. The ball sneaks past the stumps and the keeper and they take a single.
12.6
4
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! Boundary to start the over and a boundary off the last ball too. Fuller, outside off. Fakhar Zaman stays deep in his crease and lifts this towards the extra cover region for a boundary. Another good over for Pakistan.
12.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Khushdil Shah, Slower, short ball, on off, Khushdil Shah pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
12.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Khushdil Shah, Slower, a bit short and outside the off stump. Khushdil Shah initially thinks to go after it but withdraws at the last minute. Dot ball.
12.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Khushdil Shah, WIDE! Taskin Ahmed delivers this way too wide outside the off stump. Khushdil Shah tries to get his bat on that one but it is too wide.
12.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, Fuller ball, around off. Fakhar Zaman goes deep in his crease and looks to heave it away but mistimes. Gets a single to mid-wicket.
12.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, On a length, outside off. Fakhar swings hard across the line but misses.

Taskin Ahmed (2-0-15-1) comes back to bowl.

12.1
4
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! Fakhar Zaman is the danger man here for Bangladesh. Short delivery, around middle and leg. Fakhar Zaman stays deep in his crease and pulls it behind square on the on side for a boundary.
11.6
1
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Quicker again, flat and around off, it's forced down to long on for one. 7 from the over, 73 needed off 48 balls.
11.5
2
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Quicker and on middle, it's worked through mid-wicket for a run. The fielder in the deep, Shamim Hossain, needlessly tries to slide and stop and misfields. Another run is pinched. Mahmudullah gives a stare to his fielder.
11.4
2
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Shorter and around off, Zaman slaps it through backward point. The fielder in the deep runs across to his right and does well to stop the racing ball. Two taken.
11.3
0
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Flatter, on a good length, outside off. Fakhar Zaman with a solid defense.
11.2
1
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, Back-of-a-length delivery, on off. Khushdil Shah punches that towards Mahmudullah as he dives but fails to cut that off. One run is taken.
11.1
1
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Mahmudullah tosses this one up, on middle. Fakhar Zaman dances down the track, cannot get hold of this one and lofts it towards long on. A single taken.
10.6
4
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, FOUR! A boundary from the last ball spoils the over. Short delivery by Shoriful Islam, around leg. Khushdil Shah gets back and pulls it towards the backward square leg region for a boundary. 80 needed from 9 overs.
10.5
0
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, Back of a length, angling into the batter. Khushdil Shah works it towards the on side. Dot ball.
10.4
1
Shoriful Islam to Fakhar Zaman, Off-pace delivery again. On a length, outside off, Fakhar Zaman late-cuts it to third man for a single.
10.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, On a length, outside off. Khushdil Shah steers it to third man for another single.
10.2
1
Shoriful Islam to Fakhar Zaman, Back of a length, on off, Fakhar pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
0
Shoriful Islam to Fakhar Zaman, WIDE! Shoriful Islam bowls slower, short delivery again but it is over the head of the batter. Fakhar leaves it alone. Wide called for height.
10.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Fakhar Zaman, Shoriful Islam bangs this short, slower and outside off. Fakhar Zaman cuts it straight to the point fielder.

Shoriful Islam (1-0-2-0) is back into the attack.

9.6
1
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Flatter and shorter outside off, Fakhar slaps it through backward point. The fielder in the deep runs across to his right and makes a fine stop. Two taken.
9.5
0
Mahmudullah to Fakhar Zaman, Pulls his length back this time, outside off. Fakhar Zaman plays that to the man at backward point. No run.
9.4
1
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, A tad bit flatter, on middle. That's been nudged away to mid-wicket for a run.
9.3
0
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, Swing and a miss! Flatter delivery, outside off. Shah looks to play that towards point but misses it completely. Good start here for Mahmudullah.
9.2
0
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, A similar delivery, slower through the air, on middle, Khushdil Shah blocks it again. Two dots to begin with for Mahmudullah.
9.1
0
Mahmudullah to Khushdil Shah, Skipper starts off with a flighted ball, on middle, Shah goes on the backfoot and defends that.

The skipper of Bangladesh, Mahmudullah brings himself into the attack.

8.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Shorter length, around off. Fakhar Zaman gets back and blocks it towards the off side. End of a brilliant spell by Mahedi Hasan, 4-0-17-1.
8.5
1
Mahedi Hasan to Khushdil Shah, Fuller again, around middle and leg. Khushdil Shah works it to deep backward square leg for a single.
8.4
2
Mahedi Hasan to Khushdil Shah, Fuller, on the pads, Khushdil Shah nudges it behind square on the on side and gets back for two runs.
8.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Khushdil Shah, Quicker, angling into the body. Khushdil Shah looks to work it away but misses and gets hit on the pads.
8.2
2
Mahedi Hasan to Khushdil Shah, Fuller, on middle. Khushdil Shah works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
8.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Slower, around off. Fakhar Zaman just pushes it off the back foot and sets off for a quick single. The fielder there runs across and fires in a throw at the bowler's end but misses. Single taken.
7.6
0
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, A touch short around off, not much room there, Shah plays it down defensively on the leg side.
7.5
1
Shoriful Islam to Fakhar Zaman, Shoriful Islam takes the pace off this time, short and outside off. Fakhar Zaman cuts it towards covers for a run.
7.4
0
Shoriful Islam to Fakhar Zaman, Shoriful Islam goes short and around off, extra pace there, Fakhar Zaman tries to pull but it flies over his willow.
7.3
1
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, On a good length this time, a little bit of width on offer. Khushdil Shah cuts that towards point for a single.
7.2
0
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, Short of a length, maintains the same line. Khushdil Shah blocks that solidly.
7.1
0
Shoriful Islam to Khushdil Shah, What a beauty to begin with! Shoriful Islam starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery, just outside off. Khushdil Shah is beaten on the outside edge. Half an appeal from Bangladesh.

Shoriful Islam is into the attack.

6.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Fuller and slower through the air, on the off stump line. Fakhar Zaman blocks it.
6.5
4
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Pakistan! Slightly shorter, outside off. Fakhar Zaman gets on the back foot and punches it wide of the diving point fielder. The fielder at the deep runs across and  dives  full-length but fails to stop it. The ball rolls away towards the ropes.
6.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Mahedi Hasan delivers this slightly short of a fuller length, on middle and off. Fakhar Zaman works it towards the on side.
6.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Fuller, on off. Fakhar Zaman blocks it off the front foot.
6.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Khushdil Shah, Shorter length, in the line of the stumps. Khushdil Shah pushes it to long on for a single.
6.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Slower, in the air, nicely tossed up on the off stump line. Fakhar Zaman gets forward and defends it off the front foot towards the off side for a single.

Khushdil Shah walks out to bat now.

5.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shoaib Malik, OUT! Bizarre run out! Lazy, very lazy from an experienced campaigner. A length ball, on off, Malik defends it under his eyes and the ball rolls back to the keeper off the under-edge. Nurul Hasan picks up the ball and has a shy at the striker's end. He finds the stumps and at the same time, Malik is seen to be plonking his bat down inside the crease. Is he gone? Bangladesh are confident, they are appealing and the square leg umpire refers it upstairs. The replays roll in, it's touch and go. The third umpire watches two angles and in both the frames, it appears that one of the bails has come off before the bat is grounded. OUT flashes on the giant screen and the crowd goes mad. At the end of the Powerplay, Pakistan are tottering at 24/4, needing 104 more for a win.

A run out decision has been sent upstairs! Shoaib Malik looks to be in a spot of bother and the players of Bangladesh are confident as they think that they have got rid of Malik here!

5.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shoaib Malik, Full and on off. Malik drives it straight to the point fielder.
5.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Shoaib Malik, A length ball, outside off. Left alone.
5.3
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Fakhar Zaman, A length ball, outside off. Zaman dabs it to the backward point fielder who dives to his right and stops it. A quick single.
5.2
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Fakhar Zaman, Angles it on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
5.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Fakhar Zaman, On a length, on off. Zaman solidly blocks it out.

Shoaib Malik walks out to bat at number 5.

Review time! Haider Ali has opted for a review after getting adjudged LBW. Huge moment in this game! Has he got any bat on it? It does not seem so! The UltraEdge confirms it as well. The Ball Tracker indicates three reds and Haider Ali is in trouble!

4.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, OUT! LBW! That looked plumb to the naked eye! It's tossed up, full and around off. Haider Ali gets on his knee and tries to sweep but misses and is hit on the back thigh. They appeal confidently and up goes the finger straightaway. After consulting with his fellow partner, Haider takes the review. UltraEdge shows no bat but the Ball Tracker shows three reds and Haider Ali has to walk back without troubling the scorers.
4.5
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, On middle, Haider Ali wrists it to mid-wicket but not in the gap. Pressure building.
4.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Flatter, quicker and on middle. Ali rocks back and punches it back to the bowler.
4.3
1
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Tossed up, on off. Zaman skips down and works it to mid-wicket for a quick single. The fielder there does well to stop it.
4.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, This one stays low, full and outside off, pushed to point.
4.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Fakhar Zaman, Fllater and on off. Defended out.

Mahedi Hasan (1-0-4-0) is back on.

Haider Ali walks out to bat.

3.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, OUT! CHOPPED ON! Well, Babar Azam did get a lifeline but failed to capitalize on it. A length ball, around off, this one comes back in. Babar Azam tries to steer it late towards third man but the ball is too close to work it down. Ends up getting an inside edge and chops it back onto the stumps. Both the openers are back in the hut very early - something Pakistan are not used to. 106 runs needed in 96 balls.
3.5
0
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, Around off, on a length, pushed to covers.
3.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, FOUR! Good shot! A length ball, around off. Azam pulls it to mid-wicket for a boundary. Inspects his bat after the shot.
3.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, This one shoots off the surface. 143 clicks. A short ball, around off. Azam looks to pull but misses. The keeper does well to collect this one with a jump. The replays, later on, show that there was an outside edge. No one appealed, oh dear! An opportunity missed.
3.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Fakhar Zaman, Short and on middle, pulled away to deep square leg for a single.
3.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, A length ball, outside off. Azam gets on his toes as he drives it to point where the fielder dives to his left and stops it. Stops a certain boundary. A single.
2.6
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Fakhar Zaman, A length ball, way outside off. Zaman tries to chase this away from his body but fails to get any bat on it. A muted appeal is there for caught behind but nothing doing. End of a successful first over from Mustafizur Rahman.
2.5
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Fakhar Zaman, Fuller and on off. Zaman pushes it to covers.

Fakhar Zaman is the new man in.

2.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT! BOWLED! A proper inswinger from Mustafizur Rahman and Mohammad Rizwan has no answers to it. A length ball at 129.7 kph, shaping back in sharply from around off. Mohammad Rizwan looks to play at it from the back foot but gets beaten on the inside edge and the ball sneaks through to rattle the off stump. The crowd is pumped and so is Mustafizur Rahman.
2.4
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Rizwan, WIDE! Was there a nick? Mustafizur Rahman thinks so. A full ball, down the leg side. Rizwan misses his flick. An appeal from Rahman for caught behind but the umpire instead signals a wide.
2.3
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Babar Azam, LEG BYE! A length ball, on the pads. Azam misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. A leg bye as the ball rolls past short fine leg.
2.2
1
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Rizwan, On a length, outside off. Rizwan dabs it with soft hands to short third man and takes a single.
2.1
0
Mustafizur Rahman to Mohammad Rizwan, SWING AND A MISS! A full ball, slanting across outside off. Rizwan tries to drive it but fails to connect.

Mustafizur Rahman comes to bowl now.

1.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Full ball, on middle. Rizwan tucks it to mid on and takes a quick single. 9 coming off the over.
1.5
2
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, On a length, outside off. Rizwan pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.
1.4
4
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! First boundary of the chase! A length ball, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan lunges and drives it through point for a boundary.
1.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, This one stays low, full and on off. Rizwan blocks it out back on the deck.
1.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, WIDE! A length ball, angling down the leg side. Mohammad Rizwan misses his pull. A lone appeal for caught behind from the keeper follows.
1.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, In the air but safe! Short of a length, this one climbs and gets big on Azam as he tries to flick it. Hits it over short mid-wicket and takes a single.
1.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, Starts with a length ball, this one stays low off the deck, outside off. Azam taps it to covers.

Taskin Ahmed to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Good start for Bangladesh! A loopy ball, on middle. Rizwan hits it back to the bowler. A tidy start from Hasan.
0.5
1
Mahedi Hasan to Babar Azam, Full again, on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
0.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Babar Azam, Full and on middle. Kept out.
0.3
3
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Gets deceived. This one skids away. Flatter and wide outside off. Mohammad Rizwan skips down and fails to read the variation. Somehow, he hits it over the jumping point fielder and collects three runs.
0.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and on middle. Blocked out.
0.1
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Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Edgy start for Pakistan! A tossed up ball, full and on middle. Rizwan closes the face of his bat too early and gets a soft leading edge towards cover.