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Pakistan rallies from 24/4 to beat Bangladesh by four wickets in first T20I

Pakistan recovered from a precarious 24-4 to beat Bangladesh by 4 wickets on Friday within the first of their three Twenty20s.

The match was within the steadiness with three overs to go, then Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz hit two sixes every and Pakistan reached 132-6 in 19.2 overs, knocking off Bangladesh’s 127-7.

Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah launched Pakistan’s restoration with a 56-run partnership for the fifth wicket. They scored 34 every, eliminated in fast succession when Fakhar chased a large supply of quick bowler Taskin Ahmed to edge to wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan, and Khushdil was undone by a slower ball exterior off by pacer Shoriful Islam.

With the guests needing 32 runs within the final three overs, Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz pulled off a blitz to interrupt Bangladesh’s stranglehold.

Shadab struck an unbeaten 21 off 10, hitting the successful six by slog-sweeping legspinner Aminul Islam over deep midwicket.

Aminul, one of many dwelling workforce’s specialist bowlers, solely got here to bowl within the final over when Pakistan wanted two runs for the victory.

Nawaz was unbeaten on 18 off 8.

Pakistan made a cautious begin on the gradual pitch earlier than quick bowler Mustafizur Rahman rattled the stumps of Mohammad Rizwan for 11.

Captain Babar Azam dragged one on to his stump on 7, however Bangladesh didn’t sustain that strain to the top.

The injury was in the end finished when it was restricted to 127-7, persevering with a poor batting file that haunted Bangladesh within the T20 World Cup. The workforce has misplaced six straight T20s.

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali, with 3-23, triggered a collapse, leaving Bangladesh at 40-4 within the ninth over.

Afif Hossain top-scored for the facet with 36 and Mahedi Hasan was unbeaten on 30 to assist the facet get previous 100.

The second match is on Saturday.

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