Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by eight wickets in the second T20 International (T20I) at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Saturday. With the magnificent win, Pakistan clinched the three-match series with one game to go.
After being put to bat first, except Najmul Hossain Shanto, all Bangladesh batters struggled to stay longer on the crease as Pakistan’s high-quality pace attack dominated the proceedings. Najmul Hossain scored 40 off 34 balls with the help of five boundaries.
Shaheen Shah Afridi (2/15) and Shadab Khan (2/22) picked up a couple of wickets each. Similarly, Mohammad Wasim Jr (1/9), Haris Rauf (1/13) and Mohammad Nawaz (1/25) bagged one wicket apiece to help Pakistan restrict Bangladesh to 108/7 in their allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Pakistan chased down the target successfully in 18.1 overs with eight wickets in hand. Mohammad Rizwan continued his golden form and scored a crucial 39 off 45 at the top.
Left-handed batter Fakhar Zaman ended the match with a brilliant 57* run-knock. For the hosts, Mustafizur Rahman (1/12) and Aminul Islam (1/30) took one wicket apiece.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
Congratulations Team Pakistan!!! Brilliant batting by Fakhar & Rizwan!
Amazing job by the bowlers. We have won the the series too. #BANvPAK 🇵🇰👏
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) November 20, 2021
Most runs in T20 matches in a calendar year:
Mohammad Rizwan 1793 (in 2021)
Babar Azam 1674 (in 2021)
Chris Gayle 1665 (in 2015)
Virat Kohli 1614 (in 2016)#Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) November 20, 2021
Pakistan take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the T20I series 🎉
— ICC (@ICC) November 20, 2021
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) November 20, 2021
Another win for Pakistan and another series win for King Babar Azam!
Pakistan gain an unassailable lead of 2-0 against Bangladesh with a match to play.#BANvPAK
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) November 20, 2021
Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets with fifty from Fakhar, two wickets each by Shaheen & Shadab – they have taken 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) November 20, 2021
Bangladesh Played well, without Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim, Shakib but not enough, Better Luck next time, Keep it up#BANvPAK
— Nasir Iqbal 🇵🇰 (@Mr_Maverick9) November 20, 2021
— Rafayyy. (@Seedhasabanda) November 20, 2021
— Ramsha Nazeer (@RamshaNazeer4) November 20, 2021