Saif Hasan messed up Fakhar Zaman’s easy catch in the deep mid wicket, in the end it was four. Fakher’s run was 27 then. In the end, he remained unbeaten on 57 off 51 balls. If the catch made by Aminul Islam was taken by Saif at that time, the picture of the match would have changed, but there is no way to say it out loud. After the return of Pakistan captain Babar Azam in the third over, nothing has changed.
Bangladesh lost the match in the first innings! The bowlers were hopeful at the beginning after the stormy batting of the last batsmen the day before, but in the end it was gone. Today he did not wake up hope. It is not even possible to fight with the score of 108 runs. Chasing a small target, Pakistan won by 8 wickets. The series also won with one match left. Bangladesh has won seven consecutive Twenty20 Internationals.
Rizwan hinted that Mehdi Hasan hit four off the first ball to chase the run. However, Taskin Ahmed and Mostafizur Rahman did not allow that to happen. Babar called the ball to the stumps for two consecutive days while playing the off-stump delivery of Mostafiz. However, Fakhar or Rizwan did not take any risk. In the powerplay, 28 runs were scored, but Pakistan did not lose any more wickets. Fakhr and Mohammad Rizwan’s 75 off 6 balls ended the match.
Rizwan also got life after Fakhr, but long before that, the possibility of Bangladesh fighting is over. Rizwan finally returned with a catch to Aminul’s ball in Saif’s hand, scoring 39 off 45 balls. Mahmudullah has brought not only Aminul but also Nazmul and Saif in bowling after Afif. However, the main work of Saif or Nazmul, the batting that Bangladesh has messed up once again today.
Bangladesh could not score more than 108 runs in 20 overs while breathing in front of Pakistan bowlers. Bangladesh have scored less runs in T20I history than any other team in their history without playing all out in 20 overs and two — 75 runs for 9 wickets against Pakistan in 2011 and 104 runs for 9 wickets against Australia last August. The previous two incidents were also in Mirpur.
Two openers have failed even today. Saif failed to bat with a horizontal bat in the delivery from the full length of Shahin Shah Afridi in the first ball of the encounter. Even though the umpire did not give out, he got the wicket review with Pakistan. In the next over, Mohammad Naeem caught the ball off the stumps outside the body of Mohammad Wasim off the stumps. Bangladesh lost 2 wickets for 5 runs.
Afif, however, attacked Afridi after that. However, he flicked the rhythm after hitting six, after Afridi’s sudden throw hit the leg. He also has to be at the door of the physio. Then he came up with 12 runs in the over with another four from leg bye, which was the highest run over in the end of the innings. Babar brought off-spinner Shoaib Malik in front of two left-handers, but could not take advantage. Malik scored 18 runs in 2 overs.
Bangladesh has had a better time in the powerplay than at least the previous day, has scored 36 runs. Afif and Shant were both settled by handling the initial pressure. In the end, Afif’s loose dismissal broke the pair of 45 runs from 36 balls. Going to do the reverse sweep of Shadab Khan who came to do the second over, it is as if Afif has gone on his own, the ball has got stuck in the bat! He had to stop with 20 runs from 21 balls.
Bangladesh also fell from there. Mahmudullah went down and lived with the review but could not take advantage at all. Not being able to change the strike properly has increased the pressure. Harris Rauf made 12 off 15 balls before returning to be caught behind by Thirdman. The Bangladesh captain’s partnership with Nazmul was 28 runs, but the cost was 28 balls.
Nazmul Hossain’s batting is the only comfort of Bangladesh in the innings. At first he played almost the same number of balls to make a run, but later he made up for it a little. Boundary, two spinners Shadab and Nawaz’s half tracker hit the gap. Fifty was within his reach. Jumping to the left, Shadab’s great return catch, however, he had to stop with 40 runs off 34 balls, hitting 5 fours in the innings. Afridi was back in the XI in the death over today, he gave only 5 runs in the 18th and 19th overs. In the end, Nurul or Mehedi was also silent today. Bangladesh, who scored 48 runs in the last 5 overs in the previous match, scored only 23 runs today.