Pakistan thump Bangladesh in second T20I to seal series | Cricket News – Times of India

DHAKA: Pakistan’s Fakhar Zaman struck an unbeaten half-century as his aspect made mild work of beating Bangladesh by eight wickets in their second Twenty20 worldwide in Dhaka on Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
Fakhar hit 57 off 51 balls and placed on 85 runs with Mohammad Rizwan (39) for the second wicket, guiding Pakistan to 109-2 in 18.1 overs.
Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan earlier claimed two wickets every to assist the guests prohibit struggling Bangladesh to 108-7 after the house aspect opted to bat first.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam fell for only one in the third over, dragging a Mustafizur Rahman supply onto his stumps.
But Fakhar — who smashed two fours and three sixes however was dropped by Saif Hassan on 26 — and Rizwan denied Bangladesh additional momentum with their calm method.
Aminul lastly dismissed Rizwan as Saif took the catch at additional cowl, however it got here too late as Fakhar quickly sealed the competition and the series with a single via cowl off half-timer Saif.
“The series win is a team effort,” stated Babar. “The boys responded well as a unit and we carried forward the momentum” from the World Cup.
Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riyad rued their batting in direction of the tip of their innings.
“I and Shanto (Najmul) were trying to get a partnership but we couldn’t capitalise in the end overs. For a team like us, we need a set batter to be there at the end but it didn’t happen today,” he stated.
Pakistan dominated the match proper from the beginning after dismissing each Bangladeshi openers in the primary two overs.
Shaheen Afridi went for a golden duck to Saif, and Mohammad Naim fell to Mohammad Wasim for 2 edging to Fakhar at slip, as Bangladesh have been decreased to 5-2.
Afif Hossain and Najmul Hossain provided some resistance, including 46 runs for the third wicket earlier than Shadab dismissed each to put Pakistan again in management.
For the hosts, Najmul Hossain prime-scored with 40 off 34 balls whereas Afif Hossain chipped in with 20 runs from 21 balls.
Playing his first match of the series, Shaheen completed with 2-15 and Shadab grabbed 2-22 as Bangladesh struggled in opposition to Pakistan’s high quality tempo and spin bowling.
Pakistan received the primary match of the series by 4 wickets on Friday.
The third and ultimate match of the series might be held on the identical floor on Monday.

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