Batting collapse cost Bangladesh T20I series against Pakistan


Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Second T20I

Venue : Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

Toss : Bangladesh have won the toss and opted to bat first.

Bangladesh : 108/7 in 20 overs (Shanto 40, Afif 20, Mahmudullah 12; Shaheen 2/15, Shadab 2/22, Wasim 1/9)

Pakistan : 109/2 in 18.1 overs (Fakhar 57*, Rizwan 39, Haider 6*; Mustafizur 1/12, Biplob 1/30)

Result : Pakistan won by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match : Fakhar Zaman.

Tigers suffered defeat in the second T20I by 8 wickets against Pakistan in a clash where Mahmudullah’s side had to struggle with both bat and ball. The visitors lead the 3-match 2-0. Third and final match of the series will be held on November 22.

Winning the toss, Bangladesh opted to bat first. Just like the first match, opening pair failed to give a good stat as Naim Sheikh and Saif Hasan departed just  runs on the board. Then Najmul Hossain Shanto and Afif Hossain showed some fightback with a 46 runs stand. Shadab broke the partnership by dismissing Afif on 20.

From there, Pakistan bowlers made their way back in the match as Bangladesh lost couple of key wickets in hurry including highest run scorer Shanto for 40. They were managed to post 108 for 7. Shaheen and Shadab shared 2 wickets each.

Mustafizur Rahman provided the early breakthrough with the wicket of Babar Azam on 1. But Rizwan and Fakhar’s 85-run 2nd wicket partnership all but ensured an easy win for their team. Pakistan sealed the match with 11 balls to spare.