Bangladesh suffer defeat in a nail-biting thriller


Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

Third T20I

Venue : Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium

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

Bangladesh : 124/7 in 20 overs (Naim 47, Shamim 22, Afif 20; Wasim Jr. 2/15, Qadir 2/35, Dahani 1/24)

Pakistan : 127/5 in 20 overs (Haider 45, Rizwan 40, Babar 19; Mahmudullah 3/10, Biplob 1/26, Shohidul 1/33) 

Result : Pakistan won by 5 wickets.

Player of the Match : Haider Ali.

Bangladesh ended the T20I series with a thrilling defeat against Pakistan by 5 wickets. The visitors won the series 3-0. The 2-match Test series will start from November 26 in Chattogram. 

Just like the first two matches, Mahmudullah won the toss and opted to bat first. Bangladesh made three changes as Shamim Hossain, Shohidul Islam and Nasum Ahmed came to the side in place of Saif Hasan, Shoriful Islam and Mustafizur Rahman. 

Opener Najmul Hossain Shanto departed after scoring 5. Next batsman Shamim Hossain looked good before getting out on 22. Then Naim Sheikh made a 43-run partnership with Afif Hossain. Qadir removed Afif for 20.

Naim stayed at the one end till the 19th over but got not enough support from other batsmen. His 47-run knock helped Bangladesh to post a total of 124 for 7. Wasim Jr. Qadir claimed 2 wickets each.

In response, Pakistan started their innings slowly before Aminul Islam Biplob got rid of Babar for 19 in the seventh over. But Rizan and Haider frustrated the Bangladesh bowlers in the next half of the match. Shohidul broke the partnership by dismissing Rizwan for 40. 

After this wicket, Tigers slowly made their way in the match and took the match in the last over when the visitors needed 8 runs. Mahmudllah almost won the match for his side with 3 wickets in that over but Nawaz’s last ball boundary sealed the match for Pakistan.