Pakistan 167 for 5( Rizwan 78 *, Masood 31, Taskin 2- 25) beat Bangladesh 146 for 8( Yasir Ali 42 *, Litton 35, Wasim 3- 24, Nawaz 2- 25) by 21 runs Rizwan's 78* sets the stage for a big Pakistan to win Wasim, and Nawaz triggered middle order-collapse as Bangladesh fell short by 21 runs in a chase of 168 There was review around an insipid fur performance from Pakistan, but Bangladesh outgunned it with one indeed more limp and succumbed to a clinical 21- run defeat in Christchurch, on Friday. Mohammad Rizwan, as you might anticipate, was the mastermind behind the 167 Pakistan put up, stroking an unbeaten 78 off 50.
Pak vs Ban But if they felt they were many runs short, their bowlers bailed them out by shutting Bangladesh out of the contest entirely. Nurul Hasan's side set up themselves behind the rate incontinently, with no way to recover, and a middle-order collapse extinguished any expedients they harbored of a doubtful chase. Mohammad Wasim put the final traces on Pakistan's palm as Bangladesh staggered to 146 in their series.
Bangladesh won the toss under a cold wintery sun and fitted Pakistan in, and, thanks to Taskin Ahmed, sounded to have made the better launch. Babar Azam and Rizwan put together a 52- run cooperation, but could not relatively manage to take full advantage of the quality of the face. Mehidy Hasan Miraz struck to remove the Pakistan captain off his first ball before a Shan Masood gem kept the pace up. still, regular lattices and a relative lack of ambition kept Pakistan swimming around seven an over, before 51 runs in the final four turbo-charged them to 167.
Bangladesh transferred Mehidy to open the fur, a commodity they had tried in the Asia Cup, too. But it noway really worked out, because nothing really worked for any Bangladesh batter. A couple of loose Mohammad Wasim overs away, Pakistan's bellwethers were each over them in the powerplay, exploiting high pace as well as the slower ball consummately to keep them guessing. Shadab might have been precious, but Mohammad Nawaz took up the cane with a characteristically understated yet effective four-over spell. In his final over, Pak vs Bangladesh he removed Litton Das and Mosaddek Hossain off successive balls, driving a Bangladesh collapse.
Wasim would do the rest, taking two lattices in his final over. Many lusty blows brought the periphery of defeat narrower, but the defeat had been assured well before it was officially verified for Bangladesh.
Regal Rizwan, routine Rizwan
A big donation from Rizwan is part of the cabinetwork for a Pakistan scorecard these days, and, back to where it all started for him two times agone, Rizwan simply picked up in Christchurch where he would leave off in Lahore. Content to play alternate swindle to Babar in the first half of the powerplay, Rizwan got the ball rolling with a timed six over mid-off and set up the hedge in each of the following three overs.
Mohammad Rizwan Pak vs Bangladesh When Babar fell, Masood took up the run-scoring arm, but nearly gradually, Rizwan was skimming along to another half-century. At every stage of the Pakistan innings- themed-overs cube, a middle order collapse, the late acceleration, it was Rizwan who handed the motivation for Pakistan. When Masood and Haider Ali fell in the quick race, Rizwan held the innings together, bringing up his ninth half-century in 13 innings. With four overs to go, and the Pakistan innings putatively caught in the mesh, a brace of boundaries against Mustafizur Rehman helped Pakistan ransack 16 from the over.
He sounded to be the only batter who could find a way to score runs off Taskin and was responsible for the importance of the holocaust Pakistan foisted in the final 24 balls. Once further, there might have been review around him starting too sluggishly, but 35 off his final 16 balls gave him a strike rate of 156 and saw Pakistan launch to an aggregate they could just about defend.
- Taskin Ahmed picked up two lattices and went for just 25 in his four overs, Bangladesh vs Pakistan, New Zealand T20ITri-Series, Christchurch, October 7, 2022,
- Taskin Ahmed picked up two lattices and went for just 25 in his four overs • AFP/ Getty Images
Taskin takes Pakistan to task
Some of Pakistan's stodginess could be put down to habitual traditionalism, but that wouldn't do justice to the part Taskin performed for Bangladesh. He was handed the ball in all three phases of the innings, opening the bowling and giving away just one in the first over, while keeping Rizwan and Babar to just seven in the fifth. Coming back nine overs latterly, Rizwan saluted him with a first-ball four, but canny use of both the shorter ball and the slower ball kept Pakistan's batters off balance. Taskin has bulked up over the times and maybe added a yard of pace to his game, which played a part in one rearing up to Haider a shade more hastily than he anticipated and drawing him into piercing out at midwicket.
When Pakistan was flying at the death, Nurul would turn to him formerly more to keep a lid on, and Bangladesh's forefront would rise to the challenge. Despite a first-ball six, only ten came off that 19th over, the most provident of the final four overs. Hitting that hard length would come in handy for him formerly more to dismiss Asif Ali as Taskin rounded out his spell with 2 for 25 in four, precluding Pakistan from running down with it at the death.
The lopsidedness of the final scorecard belied the extent to which the first half of the two innings imaged each other. After the 12th over, Bangladesh was 84 for two; Pakistan at that stage had 91 for one. But where Pakistan demurred soon after that, Bangladesh atrophied, losing four lattices for 12 runs off 14 balls. Nawaz, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Shadab all set up themselves among the lattices, and, like the air being let out of a balloon, all life whizzed out of the contest. Pakistan demanded to only go through the movements to get off to a winning launch, and despite an amusing final-over gem from Yasir Ali, a comfortable Pakistan palm was assured.