Fakhar Zaman hit 57 not out to direct Pakistan to an eight-wicket triumph over Bangladesh that secured the three-match Twenty20 series 2-0 on Saturday. Zaman and opener Mohammad Rizwan put on a 85-run stand that was instrumental in redesiging Bangladesh’s immaterial 108-7 with 11 balls to save.
Rizwan scored a patient 39 off 45 with four limits. Zaman was vigilant after commander Babar Azam (5) hauled quick bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s (1-12) conveyance on to his stump in the third finished, like his excusal in the primary match.
“Wasn’t not difficult to play shots right off the bat, needed to fabricate associations and succeeded,” Zaman said. “Fortunately we polished it off well.” He paced the innings, particularly in the wake of being reprieved on 26 when Saif Hassan dropped his catch in profound midwicket off legspinner Aminul Islam (1-30).
Zaman raised his seventh 50 years off 40 balls and afterward polished the game off all alone, as Pakistan got to 109-2. Shaheen Shah Afridi (2-15) and Shadab Khan (2-22) made the harm Bangladesh in the midst of Najmul Hossain’s opposition after chief Mahmudullah selected to bat first.
Najmul struck 40 off 34, hitting five fours. Afridi, supplanting Hasan Ali, proceeded with his propensity to strike in the first over as he caught Saif Hassan leg-before for duck in the fifth ball.
Naim Sheik edged Mohammad Wasim’s conveyance to initially slip for 2 in the second finished, leaving Bangladesh at 5-2. Afif Hossain flicked Afridi to six over in reverse square leg in the main ball he confronted. He additionally cut Wasim past point for a limit as Bangladesh seemed, by all accounts, to be in control.Najmul Hossain Shanto at the opposite end recuperated from his weak begin to rule bowlers. However, Shadab Khan smothered the innings and stopped the 46-run association when Afif’s planned converse oar cost his wicket for 20.
Najmul contributed the air to give Shadab, who plunged to one side to take a superb catch, his subsequent wicket. Haris Rauf in the middle took the wicket of Mahmudullah, edging to wicket-manager for 12, as the host group was 82-5 in fourteenth over.
Afridi and Wasim returned to their subsequent spells to torture Bangladesh further, permitting them to score only 23 runs in the last five overs. “We began well, Afif and Shanto batted well and we were attempting to get an organization yet didn’t underwrite in the last couple of overs,” Mahmudullah said.