141/5 (20.0 ov)BAN
VS
PAK 142/5 (19.3 ov)
CRR: 7.28 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

PAK beat BAN by 5 wickets | Pakistan vs Bangladesh, Highlights And Cricket Score 1st T20I Match

Bangladesh in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2020

Date: Jan 24, 2020 Start Time: 14:30 IST | 09:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highlights And Cricket Score 1st Match - T20I Summary

End of Over : 19.3 PAK: 142/5

That's all from this game! Pakistan have begun the series in a brilliant manner. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have a lot to think about going onto the second T20I. That match is not too far away though as it will be played on Saturday, the 25th of January at 1400 Local (0900 GMT). Do join us for that game. Until then, goodnight.

Babar Azam, the Pakistan skipper, says that this was a needed victory for them and the bowlers did a good job. Adds that they were not expecting a pitch like this. Says that they planned to bowl Bangladesh out for as low a score as possible and the bowlers did a terrific job in that.

Shoaib Malik, THE MAN OF THE MATCH, says that with the new ball, they could have played through the line but later with the older ball they had to look for gaps. Credits the bowlers for their performance and it was them who set up the victory. Adds that he was trying to take as many singles as he could and then look for boundaries.

Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh skipper says that it was a very good contest and he was surprised by the pitch. Adds that as the game went on the ball became harder to bat on. Goes on to say that they would look to improve in the death overs as they were 10 to 15 runs short. States that they missed Shakib and they need to improve their fielding as they dropped a couple of chances.

Time for the Presentation ceremony.

Ahsan Ali who is down for an interview, says that he was nervous and Babar Azam gave him confidence and that released the pressure. Adds that he was looking to play his natural game but after losing the two wickets, he was cautious in his approach. Adds that the bowlers were very good especially the pacers. Goes onto say that the pitch was difficult to bat on. Finishes by saying that this match gave him lot of confidence and would look to continue the good work in the next game as well.

Earlier in the game, Pakistan bowled extremely well to restrict Bangladesh for just 141. Every one of their bowlers bowled well and they have to be given credit for this victory. Bangladesh would be disappointed with their performance with the bat and they were 10 to 15 runs short.

Bangladesh, on the other hand, were good with the ball. They did not give easy runs to the Pakistani batters and they picked up wickets at regular intervals. The target was a small one and it was always going to be difficult for the visitors to stop a good side like Pakistan. Mustafizur Rahman was disappointing while Aminul Islam was the pick of the bowlers. He picked up only 1 wicket but was economical. Shafiul Islam too bowled well but that was not enough.

Wow! What an end to the match. Who would have thought that this match will go on till the last over? I think nobody especially after Bangladesh scored only 141 in the first innings. Pakistan started slowly after losing the wicket of Babar Azam in the first over but then Hafeez looked good but threw his wicket away. Shoaib Malik the came in and stitched couple of good partnerships to get the team home. He scored a fifty and remained unbeaten. Pakistan might have had their hearts in the mouth when Rizwan top edged the last ball but Mithun dropped it. Malik was well supported by the debutant Ahsan Ali and that was the game there and then.

19.3 2

Soumya Sarkar to Mohammad Rizwan. DROPPED! Mohammad Mithun has dropped the game with this and Pakistan win. This was not the time to drop a catch. Full delivery on off, Rizwan looks to heave it over the leg side but it takes the top edge and the ball goes towards deep mid-wicket. Mohammad Mithun settles himself under it but fails to hold onto it. The batters take two runs. PAKISTAN WIN BY 5 WICKETS.

19.2 1

Soumya Sarkar to Shoaib Malik. Full delivery outside off, Malik drives it to extra cover for a single. Mahmudullah has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been out if he had hit.

19.1 2

Soumya Sarkar to Shoaib Malik. Short delivery on middle, Malik pulls it wide of long on and Malik takes a couple.

End of Over : 19 4 Runs 19.3: 137/5
18.6 1

Al-Amin Hossain to Shoaib Malik. Slower delivery on middle and leg, Malik dances down the track and looks to defend. The ball takes the inside half of the bat and the ball rolls to square leg. The batters take a single. 5 more required from the last over.

18.5 1

Al-Amin Hossain to Mohammad Rizwan. Short ball on middle, Rizwan pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

18.4 0

Al-Amin Hossain to Mohammad Rizwan. BEATEN! Slower one outside off, Rizwan looks to cut it but misses it altogether.

18.3 0

Al-Amin Hossain to Mohammad Rizwan. Slower delivery on middle, Rizwan defends it out to the bowler.

18.2 2

Al-Amin Hossain to Mohammad Rizwan. Full delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it uppishly over the extra cover fielder. The batters take a couple.

18.1 W

Al-Amin Hossain to Imad Wasim. OUT! TIMBER! Imad Wasim will feel really unlucky here! That ball kept very low. Slower short ball on middle. It kept very low after pitching. Wasim looks to pull off the back foot but is done in with the bounce. He misses and the ball goes onto hit the middle stump. Is there a twist in this game?

End of Over : 18 10 Runs 19.3: 133/4
17.6 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Imad Wasim. Good length ball on middle, Imad works it to mid-wicket for a single. 9 more required from two overs.

17.5 1

Mustafizur Rahman to Shoaib Malik. The batsman has played the square drive. They pick up a single.

17.4 2

Mustafizur Rahman to Shoaib Malik. Short delivery outside off, Malik cuts it to deep point for a couple.

17.3 4

Mustafizur Rahman to Shoaib Malik. DROPPED! FIFTY AS WELL FOR MALIK! It has been a terrific innings from Shoib Malik. Full delivery on middle, Malik hammers it over the bowler's head. The fielder from long off comes across, dives and gets two hands on it but the ball pops out and goes into the fence.

Summary

Pakistan and Bangladesh take on each other in the first T20I at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The teams will lock horns in the three-match T20I series. Pakistan vs Bangladesh first T20I will start at 02:30 PM as per IST and 02:00 PM local time.

 

After lengthy deliberations, Bangladesh Cricket Board agreed to send a team to Pakistan for bilateral series. Pakistan and Bangladesh will face-off across formats. However, Bangladesh’s tour of Pakistan will take place in three parts. In the first leg, the three-match T20I series will take place between January 24 to January 27. Bangladesh will then return home. The second leg of the tour will begin from February 07 with first of two Tests taking place at Rawalpindi. The touring part will then head back home again and return to Pakistan in April for one One-Day International (ODI) in Karachi and second Test at the same venue.

 

Pakistan T20I Squad: Babar Azam (c), Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir.

 

Bangladesh T20I Squad: Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Moammad Naim, Najmul Hossain, Litton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud.

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