Pakistan won first T20 against Bangladesh in Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Innings of Bangladesh
Bangladesh won the toss and choose to bat first. Opening pair of Bangladesh played well in first six over of power play and got their team in a comfortable position.
Pakistan’s pace attack in first few overs was not mature enough to put openers in any trouble. Fast balls were not on right line and lengths and gave away runs. Shaheen Afridi and Hasnain have to learn that they can not take wicket or beat the batsmen with pace only. They should focus on line and length along with variations. Pitch was a flat and favorable for batting. Bowling should be targeting the wickets, you miss, i hit.
Two quick wickets were taken by Shadab in 15th over. Haris Rauf took his first international wicket of Afif Hossain. Spinners did splendid job to restrict Bangladesh to 141.
Innings of Pakistan
First setback for Pakistan was the dismissal of captain Babar Azam on first ball of the innings. Hafeez looks good and middling the ball very well but could not stay for long on pitch and gone for 17 runs.
Shoib Malik and Ahsan Ali played a good innings together to put Pakistan on winning track. Bangladesh bowled well but could not stop Pakistan to chase 141.
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20 – Short Highlights
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20 – Full Highlights
Man Of The Match
Shoaib Malik was man of the match for his firm and stable innings in middle order of 58 runs.
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