Nurul Hasan: We are disappointed. The wicket was good and the bowlers did well. We need to improve in a few areas though. Wickets in the middle while batting cost us. Litton and Yasir batted well, but as I said, we need to improve there.
Babar Azam: We are happy as a team, have started well. Rizwan played well. We were happy as a batting unit after the first innings. We wanted to get 50 in the powerplay, then Masood came in and played well. The sun was out but the wind made it tricky but as professionals we need to adapt. Our pacers and spinners bowled well across different stages. We have some concern in the field and have room for improvement regularly.
Mohammad Rizwan, POTM: It’s a proud moment for me. We keep things simple. It was a good batting track, we thought we were 10-15 short despite playing well. Our bowlers did well to defend the total. I always use spikes, but it was a bit slippery today. I believe in hard work and leave it to Allah for the rest. Some of the boundaries are big here. But we are playing the ball on the merit. Without a plan, it becomes difficult.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh T20I Highlights today, Friday 7-10-2022. 1st Match New Zealand T20I Tri-Series 2022, Hagley Oval, Christchurch.
Bangladesh, elected to field first.
Pakistan team: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Bangladesh team: Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Litton Das, Nurul Hasan (C), Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed
Head to Head In T20I’s: 15
Pakistan Won: 13
Bangladesh Won: 2
Pakistan T20I Rankings: 4th
Bangladesh T20I Rankings: 9th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 2:00 AM GMT | 3:00 PM Local
Umpires – Shaun Haig, Wayne Knights
TV Umpire – Alex Wharf
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – John Dempsey
Match number – T20I no. 1808