PAK beat BAN by 5 wickets | Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st T20I Match
Bangladesh in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2020Date: Jan 24, 2020 Start Time: 14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
In 2018, Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by 163 runs which became their biggest ODI victory in terms of runs. However, the record was crashed inside two years. Also, this match was the comeback game for skipper Mashrafe Mortaza which eventually proved out to be a special one.
Sony Liv, the official online media streaming platform of Sony Network, will be live streaming Pakistan vs Bangladesh Test match for its online fans in India.
Bangladesh, who have lost all of their last five Test matches which includes a 0-2 defeat against India, are without star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim and Mustafizur Rahman for the 1st Test match in Rawalpindi. The former dropped out of the entire tour of Pakistan citing security concerns, while the latter has been dropped for the Test series.
The home return and the dominance over Sri Lanka showed Pakistan are back to their former best and they will hope to extend that same supremacy against an under-strength Bangladesh side, who are not only without their best batsman across formats but have also come with perhaps their weakest bowling line-up in recent times.
Babar Azam has been one of the best batsmen in recent times and will be the key to Pakistan’s success in the upcoming series. Other than him, skipper Azhar Ali and Abid Ali looked in the good form during Pakistan’s previous Test assignment against Sri Lanka and are touted to do well here too.
Pakistan’s premier Babar Azam is one of the most consistent batsmen going around and hence, the home side will expect him to continue his great run and guide the hosts to a win. Other than him, Azhar Ali and Abid Ali looked in good knick in Pakistan’s 1-0 Test series against Sri Lanka.
Pakistan’s last Test assignment was against Sri Lanka in which they clinched the two-match series 1-0 with one game being washed out due to rain. The likes of skipper Azhar Ali, Abid Ali and Babar Azam looked in good form in that series and are expected to do well here too.
The brilliant show by the Pakistani bowlers certainly has been the main reason behind their side’s brilliant show in the ongoing series. The likes of Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain and Shaheen Afridi have been particularly brilliant with their tight line and lengths. In the batting department, Shoaib Malik and skipper Babar Azam have displayed good form.
The brilliant show by Pakistani bowlers has been the main reason behind the home side’s dominance in the ongoing series. The likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf have bowled at great perfect areas and didn’t give many chances to the visiting batsmen to score runs.
While greeting the media in the post-match conference, the all-rounder was asked an uncanny question and Malik replied in an utmost graceful manner. Referring to Malik’s statement of grooming youngsters, a journalist asked whether the 37-year old will groom Pakistani coach Misbah-ul-Haq as Malik is even more senior than the latter in international cricket.
PAK vs BAN 2nd T20I Free Live Streaming on YouTube, Gazi TV, PTV Sports, SonyLIV: The second T20I match between Pakistan and Bangladesh takes place at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Veteran Shoaib Malik was the stand-out performer for the home side as he registered a well-paced half-century and put a stamp on Pakistan's triumph. Meanwhile, fans of fantasy game dream11 can scroll down to get the best tips to choose batsmen, bowlers, wicket-keepers and all-rounders for PAK vs BAN match.
, Malik has, now, become the only cricketer to have played international cricket in four different decades. The other two being Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya. Malik, who made his international debut way back in October 1999, achieved the feat by taking the field in the 1st T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Check PAK vs BAN 1st T20I Live Score Updates: Pakistan are world No 1 in T20I rankings but have lost their last 8 matches out of 9 T20Is in 2019. They had 17 out of 19 a year before the sudden decline. Captain Babar Azam spoke about justifying their world No 1 status with a dominating performance against Bangladesh at home.