World’s No.1 ranked T20 batsman Babar Azam (66), and veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez (67) smashed unbeaten half-centuries against Bangladesh in the second game at Gaddafi Stadium to take 2-0 lead in the three-match series on Saturday. This was crucial for both the batsmen as they failed to perform in the first match.
Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first, but once again, the batsmen disappointed with their performance, and the visitors could only post 136-6 in 20 overs. Opener Tamim Iqbal was the lone warrior who slammed 53-balls 65.
Chasing 137 in home conditions was not going to be a difficult task, and the hosts did precisely the same. Pakistan did lose their first wicket for just six runs in the form of Ahsan Ali (0), but Babar and Hafeez didn’t let the tourist team dominate them further and won the contest by nine wickets.
— ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2020
Captain Babar was gratified with the ‘Player of the Match’ award.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 25, 2020
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 25, 2020
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) January 25, 2020
Great to see Pak back in T 20 form sealing a series win over bangladesh with a dominant win. Also good to see @MHafeez22 justify his comeback with a powerful knock after @realshoaibmalik did the same yesterday #PAKvBAN
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) January 25, 2020
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) January 25, 2020
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 25, 2020
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