Pakistan defeated Bangladesh in the third and final T20 International (T20I) of the three-match series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka to register a clean sweep on Monday.
Chasing a paltry target of 125, the match went down to the wire, where Mohammad Nawaz smashed a boundary on the final ball to get Pakistan over the finish line. Mohammad Rizwan and Haider Ali played crucial knocks to power Pakistan to victory.
Rizwan scored 40 off 43 balls with the help of two fours and a six, while Haider smashed 45 from 38 deliveries, including three fours and a couple of six. Captain Mahmudullah picked up three wickets while conceding 10 runs in one over.
Earlier, the hosts could only manage to score 124/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Opener Mohammad Naim scored 47 from 50 balls with the help of four boundaries, including two sixes.
Mohammad Wasim was the pick of the bowler for Pakistan. He bagged a couple of scalps for 15 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Usman Qadir also picked up two wickets for 35 runs in 4 overs.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) November 22, 2021
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) November 22, 2021
Congratulations Team Pakistan 🇵🇰 what a game of cricket 👏 #BANvPAK
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) November 22, 2021
Pakistan win the third #BANvPAK T20I by five wickets and the series by 3-0.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 22, 2021
So close yet so far for Bangladesh!
Mahmud Ullah almost defends eight runs in the final over but Mohammad Nawaz smashes the last ball for a four to complete the clean sweep 💥 #BANvPAK | https://t.co/NuBOry1bkX pic.twitter.com/hcy4BIPaOE
— ICC (@ICC) November 22, 2021
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) November 22, 2021
Hitting match winning boundary off first ball faced, off the last possible ball of a T20I innings:
Ahsan Malik🇳🇱 v BAN, 2012
Mohammad Nawaz🇵🇰 v BAN, today
Happening only for the second time, and both are against Bangladesh.#BANvPAK
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) November 22, 2021
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) November 22, 2021
Pakistan won the T20 series 3-0 against Bangladesh, Babar Azam's led team has been on a fantastic run with winning 8 T20I in the last 9 matches.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 22, 2021