Pakistan beat Bangladesh by four wickets in first T20I | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Pakistan recovered from a prime-order collapse to beat Bangladesh by four wickets in the first Twenty20 worldwide of their three-match collection in Dhaka on Friday.
The guests restricted Bangladesh to a measly 127-7 because the hosts received the toss and elected to bat first on the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Fast bowler Hasan Ali picked up 3-22 and proper-arm medium pacer Mohammad Wasim Jr 2-24 for the guests as Afif Hossain prime-scored with 36 off 34 balls for Bangladesh.
But the tempting goal seemed more and more difficult when Pakistan slumped to 24-4 in the chase.
Mustafizur Rahman bowled Mohammad Rizwan for 11 and Taskin Ahmed eliminated Babar Azam for seven as Bangladesh put Pakistan below stress initially of their innings.
Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik each went for geese, the previous plumb leg earlier than and wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan exhibiting presence of thoughts to expire the latter.
Malik was strolling exterior his crease after conceding a dot ball when Hasan threw it again onto the stumps, and replays confirmed the veteran campaigner was late to floor his bat.
But Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah put them again on monitor with a stand of 56 for the fifth wicket, each of them accumulating knocks of 34 runs.
When Shah fell Pakistan nonetheless wanted 32 runs off 3.1 overs however Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz noticed them residence with some lusty blows late in the innings.
It was Khan who struck the profitable six to take them to 132-6 with four balls to spare, leaving him unbeaten on 21 runs off 10 balls.
“Credit to the middle order, the way they showed their skills. Fakhar, Khushdil, the way Nawaz finished,” mentioned Pakistan captain Babar Azam.
Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad was sanguine about his option to bat first.
“When we chose to bat, it looked like a good wicket. But there was help for the bowlers as well. It’s not an excuse,” he mentioned
The second match of the collection might be held on the identical floor on Saturday.

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