Pakistan in Bangladesh, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan - 3rd T20I

Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur

Date & Time: 22 November 2021

Pakistan 127/5

RR: 6.35 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

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We are done and dusted with the 3-match T20I series and now the action will shift to the 2-match Test series involving these two teams. The first Test starts on 26th November 2021 in Chattogram. The match will begin at 10 am local (4 am GMT) but you can join us in advance for the build-up. Cheers!

There is no trophy handed to Pakistan as it will be given to them after the completion of the Test series.

Babar Azam, the winning captain of Pakistan, says that every individual performed and credits his boys for showing the fight and winning the matches. Adds that they need to keep improving and is happy with the way their fielding has improved. He wants to reduce the mistakes. Tells that they will take this winning momentum into the Test series.

MOHAMMAD RIZWAN IS CHOSEN FOR THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES AWARD! Says that he is happy with his performance in this series as his knocks have helped Pakistan win. Adds that the pitch was tricky and especially when you play away, the pitch would behave differently but says that they assess the situation and conditions and look to stick to their plans. States that he has worked on his keeping from the past year. Ends by saying that he appreciates the fans as they have supported them well.

PLAYER OF THE MATCH IS HAIDER ALI! Says that the conditions were tough for batting and appreciates Rizwan for helping him. Feels that it got close towards the end but is happy that Pakistan won the match. Tells that they were picking their bowlers and trying to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Mahmudullah, the captain of Bangladesh, says that the batters of both Bangladesh and Pakistan struggled as it is not too easy to bat on this wicket and once you get settled in, only then can you capitalize. Says that Afif and Naim batted very well and they tried to build the pressure on Pakistan. Mahmudullah appreciates the way Taskin came back after getting injured and is happy that all the bowlers stuck to their processes.

Presentation time...

Pakistan cricket team's interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq comes up for a chat. Says that it was quite close and Pakistan held the nerves nicely and credits Bangladesh also for fighting right till the end. Tells that when you go out of the country, you need to figure things out but he feels that his boys have executed the plans well. Opines that Pakistan are taking things seriously and are ticking all the boxes and are trying to help each other in the dressing room too. Says that it is a great thing for Pakistan that they have a passionate bunch of players and they are all pushing each other.

The Pakistan bowlers bowled with great control and skills to restrict Bangladesh to another mediocre total. They made quite a few changes in their bowling lineup for this game but the debutant Shahnawaz Dahani and others were on target and delivered what their captain asked them to at the start of the innings. The bowling was particularly impressive at the death as they gave away just 35 runs in the final five overs. On the batting front, they started on a cautious note as Babar and Rizwan started accumulating runs. Babar looked a little out of touch and once he departed Rizwan and Haider put on a solid partnership. Rizwan fell in the 16th over but Haider took the game deep and with wickets in hand, they were looking as favourites to win this one. There was a major hiccup in the last over but the visitors crossed the line courtesy of a biggie from Iftikhar Ahmed and a boundary from Mohammad Nawaz. 

The same story was repeated in the third T20I as well, as Bangladesh ended up on the losing side again. The same batting issues keep haunting them as their batters once again failed to put a reasonable total on the board. They lost an early wicket in the Powerplay and tried to consolidate after that. They did that and had wickets in hand during the last 5 overs. But, their perennial issue of lack of power-hitter in the middle order cost them again as the innings never got the kick it needed. On the bowling front, though, they were on target and despite defending a low total bowled with a great heart. They didn’t take many wickets and Pakistan needed 8 runs with 8 wickets in hand in the last over. Mahmudullah's last over did set the cat among the pigeons but in the end, Mohammad Nawaz kept his cool and hit a boundary on the last ball of the game to take Pakistan home.

Hats-off to the Bangladesh skipper for that brilliant last over. An eventful final over which included three wickets and a six and a boundary, and Pakistan just managed to get over the line in this thriller of a game. It is the first time Bangladesh have tasted a whitewash on home soil in this format in a series with at least 3 games.

One ball to face, two runs to get and Mohammad Nawaz has become the hero this evening by scoring a boundary. A blazing shot from him to seal the deal and Pakistan have completed the whitewash in the 3-match T20I series. What a pulsating match! Well played, Bangladesh. Well fought but once again their batting let them down. The crowd has gone silent but they know that Bangladesh showed a great fighting spirit till the very last ball. Incredible.

19.6
4
Mahmudullah to Mohammad Nawaz, FOUR! PAKISTAN HAVE WON THIS! Mohammad Nawaz keeps his nerve this time. Too many stoppages and that could have unnerved him but he keeps his cool. Mahmudullah hurls across a fuller ball, outside off this time, Mohammad Nawaz skips out, gets to the pitch of the ball and smacks this one over covers for a boundary. PAKISTAN WIN BY 5 WICKETS AND WIN THE SERIES 3-0!

Hang on! This time Mahmudullah pulls out. Khushdil Shah immediately parks his bat inside the crease at the bowler's end. Mind games. 

Drama, more drama! Mohammad Nawaz is not ready and Mahmudullah has delivered. It breaks the stumps but Nawaz has his hands raised to show that he was not ready. Tension. Pressure. No argument done by Bangladesh. Mahmudullah gets ready to reload.

Mohammad Nawaz is the next batsman and he will be on strike. Super Over, anyone?

19.5
0
Mahmudullah to Iftikhar Ahmed, OUT! TAKEN! This game does not fail to surprise us even more. With just 2 needed, Pakistan have lost one more wicket. Mahmudullah comes over the wicket and serves a fuller ball this time, slanting away outside off, Iftikhar Ahmed gets low and looks to smack this across the line, but he only connects this with the outside edge. The ball loops up towards the point region and Yasir Ali (sub) pouches this easily. 2 needed to win and one needed for the Super Over. Who will keep their nerve?
19.4
6
Mahmudullah to Iftikhar Ahmed, SIX! WOW! Iftikhar Ahmed delivers for the visitors! No hat-trick for Mahmudullah and Ahmed completely smashes this one. This is bowled fuller now, around off, Iftikhar Ahmed gets low and smokes this one over the bowler and well over long off right now. 2 needed in 2 now!

The crowd is going bonkers. This place is buzzing. Mahmudullah is on a hat-trick. Khushdil Shah is the new batsman but Iftikhar Ahmed will be on strike as the batsmen had crossed.

19.3
0
Mahmudullah to Haider Ali, OUT! CAUGHT! Two-in-two and Pakistan are falling apart right at the end. The skipper is delivering and Bangladesh are well on course to win this game. Mahmudullah comes 'round the wicket and serves a slightly shorter ball, around middle, Haider Ali backs away and tonks this one towards long on. It does not look like it has been timed all that well and it goes straight to Najmul Hossain Shanto, who takes it, the ball pops out, but he manages to hold on. 8 needed in 3 now and Mahmudullah is on a hat-trick now!

Iftikhar Ahmed arrives but it will be Haider Ali on strike.

19.2
0
Mahmudullah to Sarfaraz Ahmed, OUT! TAKEN! Bangladesh are not going to make this easy for Pakistan as Mahmudullah gets a wicket now. The pressure is on the visitors right now. Mahmudullah bowls this slightly shorter, around off, Sarfaraz Ahmed gets on his knees and slog-sweeps it towards deep mid-wicket. It looks like it has gone all the way but Mohammad Naim right near the ropes gobbles this one up. 8 needed in 4 now!
19.1
0
Mahmudullah to Sarfaraz Ahmed, DOT! What a start for Mahmudullah. Slightly fuller, tossed up, around off, spins in slightly with extra bounce, Sarfaraz Ahmed looks to sweep it away but misses and gets hit on the body.

Who will bowl the final over? Mahmudullah has taken responsibility. Bold move.

18.6
2
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, Yes, he does finish things well but Pakistan get two off the final ball of the penultimate over. Right in the blockhole, on middle, dug out through mid-wicket and two runs are taken comfortably. 8 needed off the final over!
18.5
1
Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Slower ball again, back of a length, on the body, pulled to deep square leg for one. Can Islam end the over well?
18.4
0
Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz Ahmed, DOT AGAIN! Well bowled this time. No pace on this delivery, it's served on a fuller length outside off, Ahmed looks to crack this through the line but fails to connect.
18.3
1
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, Fuller, outside off, drilled to sweeper cover and only one is taken. Not much damage done to Bangladesh on the Free Hit!
18.3
1
Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz Ahmed, NO BALL! Poor from Islam. He serves a waist-high full toss on the body, Ahmed works this wide of short fine leg and takes one. He wants another but slips at the non-striker's end. Free Hit coming up now...
18.2
1
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, Back of a length, outside off, Haider Ali flat-bats this one but without much timing. It falls safely at mid off and they take a run.
18.1
0
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, DOT! A back-of-the-hand slower ball this time, outside off, stays low this time, Ali misses his shot to the off side this time. A good start by Islam!

Long discussion. Mahmudullah is having a chat with his players to decide who will bowl the 19th over. Debutant Shohidul Islam has been given the responsibility.

17.6
1
Taskin Ahmed to Haider Ali, Just 4 off this one! A near-yorker, around off, jammed out towards mid off for a quick single. Pakistan needs 15 more from the last 12 deliveries!
17.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Sarfaraz Ahmed, A single now as this is stroked through mid on. A tidy over from Taskin so far! Can he end it well?
17.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Outside off on a length, Sarfaraz's punch finds the point fielder yet again. Two dots now!
17.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Around off, tapped to the fielder at point, who has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Sarfaraz was going nowhere though.
17.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Haider Ali, Well bowled by Taskin! A low, pacy full toss, on off, Haider taps this through mid on and takes one. Wants another but Sarfaraz Ahmed sends him back.
17.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Sarfaraz Ahmed, A low full toss around off, hit to the fielder at long on for one.

Taskin Ahmed (2.1-0-12-0) is back into the attack.

16.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, On middle, pushed back to the bowler now. 19 more needed from 18!
16.5
4
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, FOUR! Streaky boundary! Everything going the way of Pakistan and Ali right now. Fuller, floated, around off, Haider Ali looks for the big, booming drive through covers but only manages an outside edge. The ball sneaks past short third man and runs away to the fence.

Stumping appeal against Haider Ali. It has been referred upstairs. Was the back foot in the air? It did come up for a while but was planted when the bails were dislodged.

16.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, NOT OUT! Ali is safe right now. Fuller this time, tossed up too, outside off, stays a touch low as Ali looks to work at this but misses. The keeper collects the ball and at the very last moment, seems to have whipped the bails off as Ali just lifts his foot at the last moment. The TV umpire is called in to have a look. First, they have a look at the UltraEdge and there is no bat on this. His foot is grounded too when the bails came off. Safe.
16.3
1
Mahedi Hasan to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed brings out the sweep and works this to deep square leg for one.
16.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Haider Ali punches this one off his back foot to long on for one more.
16.1
1
Mahedi Hasan to Sarfaraz Ahmed, Tossed up, around off, knocked through mid on for a single.
15.6
2
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, Overthrows! On middle, on a length, turned by Haider to the leg side now. They take one and the fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end, which allows the batters to come back for the second. 16 off the over. An expensive one. 26 more needed from 24 balls!
15.5
6
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, SIX! Wow! That is some hitting from Ali and he does not stop his attack! Ali was waiting for the slower one and he dispatches that one! This is bowled in the slot by Islam, no pace on this, Haider Ali waits for it and then sweetly thumps this one over long on. The second biggie of the over!
15.4
0
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, Fullish, around off, dug out to the fielder at point.
15.4
0
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, WIDE. A slower one this time, but sliding down leg. Ali misses his flick and a wide is called.
15.3
6
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, SIX! Ali has picked the bones out of that one. He was waiting to smash this one away and he gets a biggie. A touch short now, around off, Haider Ali stays deep and pumps this one well over deep mid-wicket.
15.2
0
Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz Ahmed, On the pads this time, Ahmed looks to tuck it but misses and the ball takes the pad and goes to the leg side, as the batters sneak in a leg bye.

Sarfaraz Ahmed walks in next.

15.1
0
Shohidul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, OUT! CHOPPED ON! There goes Rizwan! The stand which looked to take Pakistan to the finish line has been broken here by Islam. His first international wicket and what a time to get it as well. He serves this on a length, outside the off pole, slightly slower too, Rizwan looks to cut this one away but only manages an inside edge, which crashes into the leg pole. Rizwan is not a happy man at all but all he can do now is walk back. 42 more needed from 29 balls now!

Bowling change. Shohidul Islam is back on.

14.6
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan,  Mahedi fires this one at the pads. Rizwan clips it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 42 needed from last 5 overs.
14.5
1
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Slightly short in length, on off. Haider slaps it to long off for a single.
14.4
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Darted on the pads, Haider clips it to mid-wicket. Another dot ball.
14.3
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Flatter and quicker, on middle. Haider knocks it back to the bowler.
14.2
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Shorter length, around off. Rizwan cuts it to sweeper cover for a single.
14.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller ball, on off. Rizwan hits it back to the bowler.
13.6
1
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Aminul Islam pitches it outside off, on a fuller length and Mohammad Rizwan takes the aerial route. He chips it towards the cover region and will keep the strike for the next over.
13.5
0
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Way too wide outside off, a fuller length. Mohammad Rizwan looking to chase that, but gets beaten due to the away spin. That spun a mile away from him.
13.5
0
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Wide! Aminul will have to bowl that one again. Drifting down the leg and Mohammad Rizwan lets that go to the keeper.
13.4
1
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, Slower through the air, wide of off, Haider Ali slaps that towards deep point for a single.
13.3
4
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, FOUR! Dances down the track again! Aminul Islam serves it outside off, on a fuller length. Haider looks to go over the covers but ends up slicing that towards the third man region for a boundary. Not fully in control of the shot, but gets the result.
13.2
1
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, A better line this time by Aminul Islam, back-of-a-length delivery, onto middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan stays back and pulls that towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
6
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, SIX! HAMMERED! Mohammad Rizwan shimmies down the pitch and smashes that straight down the ground for a maximum.
12.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Mahedi bowls this quicker and outside off. Haider looks to drive but misses. A top over by Mahedi but Bangladesh need wickets.
12.5
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Shorter length, around off. Rizwan cuts it to deep point for a single.
12.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, This time Mahedi bowls this slower in the air on the pads. Haider works it to the on side for a single.
12.3
4
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, FOUR! Haider gets the boundary now! Shorter length, outside off. Haider gets the room this time to cut and he does not miss out. Cuts it to backward point for a boundary.
12.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Mahedi fires in a full ball on off. Haider looks to play it off the back foot but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
12.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, Shorter and quicker around leg. Haider looks to pull but gets hit on the thigh pad.
11.6
0
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Ends his over with a flighted ball, around off. Mohammad Rizwan blocks that back to the bowler.
11.5
0
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, A leg-break delivery this time by Aminul Islam. Offered some width on this occasion. Mohammad Rizwan looks to sweep that but misses it completely.
11.4
1
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, Aminul Islam tossing this one up, outside off. Haider Ali pushes that towards deep cover for a single.

Mahedi Hasan returns now. He has given 3 off his only over so far. Can he break this stand?

11.3
1
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, A googly this time by Aminul Islam, back-of-a-length delivery onto middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan pulls that to deep mid-wicket. A single taken.
11.2
2
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Pushed his length up a bit, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan chops that towards the point region for a brace.
11.1
1
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, The leggie starts off with a shortish delivery, on to middle, Haider Ali pulls that away to deep mid-wicket for a single.

Bowling change. Aminul Islam comes back on. 2-0-7-1 are his numbers right now. 

10.6
2
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller delivery this time, on middle and leg. Rizwan clips it to wide long on and gets a couple. 70 needed now from 54 balls.
10.5
4
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! Two boundaries now in two overs! Shorter delivery, wide outside off. Mohammad Rizwan cuts this hard through backward point for a boundary.
10.4
1
Taskin Ahmed to Haider Ali, On a length, Haider steers it to third man for another single.
10.3
1
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Length ball, on off. Rizwan heaves it off the front foot towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
10.2
0
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, A very full delivery on middle, Rizwan clips it to mid-wicket. Dot ball.
10.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Haider Ali, Length ball, around off. Haider steers it to third man for a single.
9.6
4
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, FOUR! A much-needed boundary for Pakistan! Mohammad Rizwan gets down on one knee and sweeps that towards square leg for a four. That was quick from Nasum Ahmed, on to the leg and Mohammad Rizwan did the rest. 79 needed off 60 balls at the halfway mark.
9.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Haider Ali, Too straight from Nasum Ahmed and Haider Ali punches it off the back foot to mid-wicket and rotates the strike.
9.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Serves a flighted delivery, around middle, Rizwan dabs it towards mid-wicket. A single taken.
9.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Haider Ali, Flatter again and outside off, that's been punched down to long off for a run.

Change in bowling. Taskin Ahmed (1.1-0-3-0) seems to have recovered and is back to bowl now. 

9.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Haider Ali, Swing and a miss! Nasum Ahmed goes outside off this time, flatter and on a good length. Haider Ali looks to cut that but gets beaten, as the ball kept really low on that occasion.
9.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Nasum Ahmed tossing it up slightly, it's darted onto the pads, Rizwan fails to work it away and it goes off his pads to square leg. A leg bye is taken.
8.6
0
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, Flatter and shorter in length. Haider cuts it straight to the backward point fielder.
8.5
0
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, Tossed up delivery on off.  Haider nudges it to the on side.
8.4
0
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali,  Fuller, on off. Driven to the cover fielder. Dot ball.
8.3
0
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, Beaten! Nicely tossed up again, around off. Haider looks to drive but gets beaten.
8.2
2
Aminul Islam to Haider Ali, Fuller, wider outside off. Haider drives it beautifully through covers but the fielder in the deep does well and keeps it to just two runs.
8.1
1
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Aminul gives it a little air, around off. Rizwan looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge to short fine leg for a single.
7.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Slower through the air, changes his line this time, goes on to the leg stump. Mohammad Rizwan tickles it towards square leg and will keep strike.
7.5
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossing it up on this occasion, fuller and on middle. Mohammad Rizwan comes down the track and plays it back to the bowler.
7.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Haider Ali, Back-of-a-length delivery, on middle. Haider Ali punches that off the back foot towards long on and rotates the strike.
7.3
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, A tad bit slower this time, shorter in length onto middle and leg. Mohammad Rizwan tucks that towards square leg for a single.
7.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter delivery, quick one again, pulled his length back a tad bit, around off. Mohammad Rizwan punches that off the back foot but it's straight to the fielder at cover-point.
7.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Quicker through the air, outside off. Mohammad Rizwan pushes that away towards point.
6.6
0
Aminul Islam to Babar Azam, OUT! Babar Azam gets out cheaply yet again! A half-tracker from Aminul Islam. It is there for Babar to go for a pull. He does but fails to get the timing as the ball hits the bottom of his blade. The fielder at deep mid-wicket, Mohammad Naim, takes a straightforward catch and Babar walks back disappointed.
6.5
0
Aminul Islam to Babar Azam, Fuller, on middle, Babar clips it to the fielder at mid-wicket.
6.4
1
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Flatter and on off. Rizwan works it to long on for a single.

Haider Ali walks out now. Also, Nasum Ahmed returns into the attack.

6.3
1
Aminul Islam to Babar Azam, NOT OUT! Fuller, on off, Babar Azam lifts this over covers and gets a single. He wants the second run but is sent back and has to dive. The fielder from the deep scores a direct hit at the bowler's end and it's referred upstairs. The replays find Babar safe and sound.
6.2
1
Aminul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller and slower in the air, on middle. Rizwan pushes it to the on side for a quick single. Good running. The wicketkeeper runs across and fires in a direct throw at the bowler's end but Rizwan is safe.
6.1
1
Aminul Islam to Babar Azam,  Shorter delivery first up. Babar Azam gets back and pulls it to wide long on for a single.

Is that out? Babar's bat is well-grounded as the bails come off. Not out, it is. 

Change. Aminul Islam is into the attack now! 

5.6
1
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, Shortish and outside off, Azam punches it to sweeper cover for a single. At the end of the Powerplay, Pakistan are 28/0. 97 needed more off 84 balls.
5.5
0
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, Play and a miss! Short and wide outside off, Babar flashes his bat at it but fails to make any contact.
5.4
1
Shohidul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Quick run. Back of a length, outside off, Rizwan slaps it to the right side of the cover-point fielder and scampers across to the other end. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses and Rizwan puts in a dive. The replays, later on, show that a direct hit would have sent Rizwan back.
5.3
0
Shohidul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Width on offer outside off, short in length, Rizwan steers it straight to the point fielder. Either side of him and it would have been a boundary.
5.2
1
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, Around off on a length, Babar plays it down to backward point and picks up a quick run.

Shohidul Islam takes over.

Physio comes out. Taskin Ahmed is grimacing in pain. A blow to Bangladesh, the speedster is walking off the field. Who will complete the over?

5.1
0
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, Nice shot for nothing. Fuller and around off, Babar drills his drive right back towards the bowler. Taskin palms it towards mid-wicket. It seems the bowler has taken a heavy blow.

Taskin Ahmed is back on.

4.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Leans forward to a full ball and pushes it with soft hands to covers. Calls for a run and completes it with ease.
4.5
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Fuller and outside off, Mohammad Rizwan dances down the track and drags his attempted heave to deep mid-wicket for a run.
4.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Loopy and around off, a mistimed chip shot played by Babar. It goes over mid off for a run.
4.4
0
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Wide! Skidding down the leg side, Azam tries to sweep but misses.
4.3
0
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Quicker and on middle, helped to mid-wicket.
4.2
4
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, FOUR! Shot! Flighted and full around middle, Babar kneels down and powers it over mid on for a boundary. He is in double figures for the first time in this series.
4.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, That is punched off the back foot but straight to the fielder.
3.6
2
Shohidul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Short around off, Rizwan top-edges his attempted pull and it falls in no man's land at deep mid-wicket. Two taken.
3.5
1
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, On a length and outside off, Babar plays late towards short third man where the fielder stops the ball with a dive. A single is taken.
3.4
4
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, FOUR! Still not from the middle but it's a boundary. Short and around off, Babar stays back to pull but it takes the upper half of his bat before rushing down the ground through mid on for a boundary.
3.3
0
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, Mistimed! Back of a length, outside off at 81 clicks, Babar drags his pull shot to mid-wicket.
3.2
0
Shohidul Islam to Babar Azam, Lands it on a length and around off, Babar punches it from the back foot to covers.
3.1
1
Shohidul Islam to Mohammad Rizwan, Starts with a shortish ball around off, Rizwan stays on the back foot and plays it down with soft hands to mid-wicket for one.

Debutant Shohidul Islam to have a go now. There will be butterflies in his stomach.

2.6
1
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Good stop. Fuller and around middle, Rizwan steps back and drills it down the ground. The mid on fielder dives across to his left to make the stop. A single taken, just two from Nasum's first.
2.5
0
Nasum Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Quicker and around middle, Rizwan defends it from the back foot.
2.4
1
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Hangs on the back foot and works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
2.3
0
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Shout for an lbw, not given. Nasum Ahmed fires in a flat delivery around off, a touch short and skidding in at 92.5 kph, Babar tries to pull but misses and is hit on the back leg. They appeal but the umpire disagrees. Nasum fails to convince his skipper for the DRS. The replays show that there was no inside edge and it was clipping the leg stump. Would have been the umpire's call, anyway.
2.2
0
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Fuller and around off, quicker one, it's pushed out to mid-wicket.
2.1
0
Nasum Ahmed to Babar Azam, Flatter and around leg, Babar stays back and defends it to mid-wicket.

Nasum Ahmed to operate now.

1.6
0
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Shortish again, around off at 89.6 mph, Rizwan controls the extra bounce well and tries to guide it down to third man. But he finds the man inside the ring instead.
1.5
1
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, Short and wide outside off, Azam stays back-footed as he slaps it aerially. It's wide of backward point and the third man fielder cuts it off in the deep. The batsmen cross again.
1.4
0
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, This one is angled into the batsman, on a length at 89.2 mph, Rizwan shuffles across to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to square leg and they cross for a leg bye.
1.3
0
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Back of a length, around off and angling in, Rizwan stays put inside the crease and pushes it defensively to covers.
1.2
1
Taskin Ahmed to Babar Azam, Shortish and around off, Babar taps it down to point and takes a quick run.
1.1
1
Taskin Ahmed to Mohammad Rizwan, Taskin begins with a full ball, around off, Rizwan drives it towards mid off and scampers to the other end. Mahmudullah tries to attack the ball but fumbles while picking it up.

Who will bowl from the other end? Taskin Ahmed to speed in...

0.6
0
Mahedi Hasan to Babar Azam, A touch flatter and around off, Babar defends it back after covering the angle. A good start from Mahedi.
0.5
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Fullish and around off, Rizwan goes down and sweeps it to deep square leg for another run in the over.
0.4
1
Mahedi Hasan to Babar Azam, Uppish but safe. Floated delivery, full and around off, Babar chips it down towards mid on and takes a single.
0.3
1
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Pakistan are away! Loopy one, full and around off, Rizwan works it towards wide mid on and picks up a single.
0.2
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Tossed up again, around middle, Rizwan defends it back.
0.1
0
Mahedi Hasan to Mohammad Rizwan, Starts with a flighted ball, full and on middle, Rizwan pushes it down off the front foot to mid on.