Bangladesh ended their journey in the Tri-Nation series without winning a match. They have lost every game they played in this series. Today, Bangladesh faced Pakistan at Hagley Oval, losing the game by seven wickets. However, Pakistan will face New Zealand in the final of this Tri-Nation series.
Shakib Al Hasan, the T20 captain of Bangladesh, won the toss and decided to bat first against Pakistan. Therefore, Bangladesh started their batting innings with Najmul Hasan Shanto and Soumya Sarkar. Bangladesh continue to perform poorly in their opening match. Today, they also failed to get a good score from their openers. Bangladesh lost their first wicket in just 7 runs as Naseem Shah picked up Soumya Sarkar.
Liton Kumar Das then attempted to make an impact on the crease. He made a partnership of 34 runs with Najmul Shanto. But the opener couldn’t stay long. Shanto lost his wicket in the 6th over. However, Liton Kumar Das continued scoring runs. He got massive support from the skipper, Shakib Al Hasan.
Captain Shakib and Liton Das made a strong partnership on the crease. Together they added 88 runs on the scoreboard. It seemed Bangladesh could set a big target for Pakistan. But Mohammad Nawaz broke their partnership in the 15th over by taking Liton Das. Liton scored the highest 69 runs before leaving the crease. After a while, Shakib Al Hasan lost his wicket, scoring 68. The remaining batters couldn’t contribute enough. Therefore, Bangladesh ended their innings with 173 runs.
While Bangladesh suffers in the opening wicket, Pakistan’s openers continue to shine. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan were very comfortable on the pitch. Both batters picked up a half-century each. They added 101 runs in the opening partnership, which became a basement for Pakistan. However, Pakistan lost their two openers in the 13th over. Babar scored 55 runs, while Rizwan lost his wicket in 69 runs.
Anyway, Mohammad Nawaz handled the situation brilliantly. He was very aggressive since he came into the pitch. He remained not out 45 runs. His unbeaten 45 off 20 earned Pakistan a victory against Bangladesh by seven wickets.