Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highlights Today, Saturday 20-11-2021. 2nd T20I, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. In the first match the home team Bangladesh was so close to the victory, but Shadab Khan’s 21 runs off ten balls and Mohammad Nawaz’s 18 off eight deliveries lead Pakistan to a great win. Bangladesh scored 127 runs with seven wickets down after winning the toss. Hasan Ali took three wickets, Mohammad Wasim 2, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan took one wicket each.
In reply, Mohammad Rizwan † scored 11 runs off 11 balls, captain of the Pakistan team Babar Azam added just 7 runs to his team’s scorecard and out. Fakhar Zaman batted sensibly and scored 34 runs. Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik were both went with ducks, Khushdil Shah scored 34 runs. Taskin Ahmed dismissed two Pakistani batsmen, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, and Shoriful Islam took one wicket each.
Toss: Bangladesh won, chose to bat.
Babar: “We would have bowled first. We hope to restrict them. Both teams struggled with the bat yesterday. I appreciate Fakhar, Khushdil, Shadab, and Nawaz. We have good depth in batting.
Mahmudullah: “I think it is hard to predict the wicket. It looks good. We will try to put up a good total. We will try to defend”it. You need a good start in T20s.”
Pakistan team: Rizwan (wk), Babar (capt), Fakhar, Haider, Malik, Khushdil, Shadab, Nawaz, Rauf, Afridi, Wasim.
Bangladesh team: Naim, Saif, Shanto, Afif, Mahmudullah (capt), Nurul (wk), Mahedi, Aminul, Taskin, Shoriful, Mustafizur.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Match Timings: 08:00 GMT | 14:00 Local | 13:00 PKT
Umpires – Gazi Sohel, Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Sharfuddoula
Match number – T20I no. 1443
Post Match Presentation.
Mahmudullah: “We started well, Afif and Shanto batted well. I and Shanto were trying to get a partnership but didn’t capitalize in the last few overs. I think a team like us need a set batter till the 15th over, we didn’t do that. Boys are putting in a lot of effort at training, taking catches, doing all the things right but are missing chances. I think the last five-six months, our bowling unit has been outstanding, both pace and spin department. It’s the batting unit that have to deliver.”
Babar Azam: “Team effort, happy with the way the boys carried forward the momentum. We bowled well in the middle overs, finished it off well.”
Fakhar Zaman is the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 51-ball 57: “Wasn’t easy to play shots early on, wanted to build partnerships and succeeded. Thankfully we finished it off well. It was a better wicket than yesterday’s, not an ideal wicket but better than yesterday. Whenever you play outside your country, it’s important to win games. We’ll try to win the third game as well.”