Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets
Tiger cricketers bowled firecly in the beginning. Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed did not allow four of Pakistan's top-order batsmen to stand.
But the red-green representatives could not hold on to that great start. The result is what happened. .Bangladesh lost to Pakistan by 4 wickets in the first T20. The visitors snatched the victory with four balls in hand.
Captain Mahmudullah Riyad's team had returned home after completing the nightmare of World Cup mission. They could not snatch a single victory in the main stage of the T20 World Cup.
With the aim of returning to the winning streak, the homegrown boys of Bengal came down to the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. But the goal was not met. The victory remained elusive. .Coach Russell Domingo's side are now looking forward to tomorrow's second match to touch the golden deer named win.
At one time the match was tilted towards Bangladesh. The boys of the country were weaving the dream of victory. .But the Tigers lost the match due to the unrestrained bowling and batting strength of Pakistan. After losing 6 wickets in 19.2 overs, the visitors reached the victory port by scoring 132 runs.
The Tigers thrashed out two Pakistani openers in the beginning. .Mohammad Rizwan (11) was bowled by Mustafizur Rahman. Taskin Ahmed took the wicket of Babar Azam (6). Mehedi Hasan dismissed Haider Ali for zero in the lbw trap. And Shoaib Malik was run out for zero.
.Taskin Ahmed hit the visitors' batting line-up with a break in between. Fakhar Zaman returned with a catch to Nurul Hasan Sohan off the star pacer. He returned with 34 runs. Shariful Islam returned Khushdil Shah for 34 runs. .He sorted the 35-ball innings with 3 fours and one six. Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz started the devastating batting at the end. The two left the field only after bringing victory to Pakistan. Shadab played a short but effective innings of 21 * in 10 balls with one boundary and 2 sixes. .Nawaz went unbeaten on 18 * with one boundary and two sixes off 6 balls.