BAN vs PAK LIVE: Mustafizur Rahman makes a total mess of Mohammad Rizwan stumps in 1st T20I
Bangladesh cricket team are locking horns with the Pakistan cricket team in the T20I opener today. The game is taking place at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah won the toss and elected to open the face of the willow first. However, the home side got off to the worst start as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
Afif Hossain top-scored for the hosts with 36 off 34 balls including 2 fours and 2 sixes. Mahedi Hasan scored an unbeaten 30 off 20 balls with the help of one four and two sixes at a strike rate of 150. Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman Nurul Hasan contributed 28 off 22 balls including 2 hits over the fence.
On the other hand, Pakistan bowlers stuck to their lines and lengths and kept the opposition in check. The bowlers ensured to not leak too many runs in the powerplay and death overs. Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers as he accounted for three dismissals. Mohammad Wasim Jr took 2 wickets.
Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan took a wicket apiece. In the end, Bangladesh managed to score 127/7 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Pakistan was really pleased with their bowling performance but are struggling to score runs in the run-chase.
BAN vs PAK LIVE: Mustafizur Rahman castles Mohammad Rizwan’s stumps in the first T20I
Pakistan opening pair Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam scored 16 runs in 2.4 overs. Meanwhile, Mustafizur Rahman provided a sudden breakthrough for the team. The left-arm pacer got rid of Rizwan with a gem of a delivery.
Rizwan who has been in good form in the shortest format was expected to dictate terms. As it turned out, Mustafizur Rahman had other ideas in mind. He ripped through his defence with a superb ball.