Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 4 wickets in the first T20 match of the series after a thrilling contest. In the match played at Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah Riaz decided to bat first after winning the toss. However, the innings did not start well for the Bengal Tigers.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh after a thrilling contest
In pursuit of the target, Pakistan’s opening pair failed, Mohammad Rizwan 11 and captain Babar Azam scored 7 runs. Senior batsmen Shoaib Malik and Haider Ali were dismissed without scoring a run. Fakhr Zaman’s 34 and Khushdal Shah’s 34 helped the national team reach the target of 128 runs. In the closing moments of the match, Muhammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan played an aggressive game and led the team to victory.
For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed took two wickets while Mehdi Hassan and Mustafizur Rehman took one wicket each. Earlier, Bangladesh’s batting line-up failed, with openers Mohammad Naeem and Saif Hassan scoring just one run each, Najam Hussain Shanto (7) and skipper Mahmudullah Riaz (6) losing wickets.
Afif Hussain’s 36, Mehdi Hassan’s 30, and Noorul Hassan’s 28 helped the Bengal Tigers to a 127-run stand. Acquired. It may be recalled that Bangladesh, which performed poorly in the T20 cricket World Cup, became the first team to win a return ticket after playing all the matches.
The Bengal Tigers were in Group 1 of the event. They played 5 matches in the tournament and did not record a single victory. In the first match, Bangladesh lost to England by 8 wickets and 35 balls. West Indies by 3 runs, South Africa by 6 wickets, and Australia. Defeated by 8 wickets while achieving the target 82 balls earlier.