Match Basics
Pakistan vs Bangladesh-1st T20I
Date: 24 January 2020
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Umpires:  Shozab Raza and Ahsan Raza
Toss won by: Bangladesh
Scorecard Summary
Bangladesh’s Innings: 141/5 (20 Overs, RR: 7.05)
– Batting: Mohammad Naim 43 off 41 balls and Tamim Iqbal 39 off 34 balls
– Bowling: Imaad Wasim 1/23 in 4 overs and Hari Rauf 1/32 in 4 overs
Target: 142 runs from 20 overs

Pakistan’s Innings: 142/5 (19.3 Overs, RR: 7.08)
– Batting: Shoaib Malik 58 off 45 balls and Ahsan Ali 36 off 32 balls
– Bowling: Shafiul Islam 2/27 in 4 overs
Result: Pakistan won by 5 wickets and lead the series 1-0
Man of the Match: Shoaib Malik


Bangladesh’s Innings
⦁ Bangladesh started their batting powerplay with a bang and without losing a wicket, they scored 35 runs.
⦁ Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Naim laid a solid foundation for the away time, though the Pakistani blowing continued to restrict the batsmen to singles and doubles for most of the time.
⦁ Tamim Iqbal was the first big fish Pakistan was able to capture and he got out after scoring 39. Bangladesh lost the first wicket at the score of 71 runs.
⦁ Just like Tamim Iqbal, Litton Das too got runout and could just manage 12 off 13 bowls. Bangladesh were 98/2. Mohammad Naim was too struck by Shadab Khan and Bangladesh too lost their third wicket at the score of 98. He scored 43 off 41 bowls
⦁ Bangladesh crossed the hundred mark in 15 overs and were three down after that.  
⦁ Mahmudullah walked in and kept the scoreboard ticking for the Bengals and stood his ground till the very end.
⦁ Wickets on the other end kept tumbling as the debutant Haris Rauf and Shaheen took one each
⦁ Bangladesh could not gather much of their twenty overs and were restricted for a measly target of 141 runs.
The Bangladesh innings terminated with a target of 142 Runs.  

Pakistan’s Innings
⦁ Pakistan’s Opening duo of Babar Azam and Ahsan Ali arrived at the crease to face Bangladesh’s Shafiul Islam and Mustafizur Rehman.
⦁Bangladesh got the prized wicket of the world no.1, Babar Azam for a duck. Shafiul Islam had dismissed him.
⦁ Mohammad Hafeez came next and stabilized the innings for a short while, but he too was dismissed a ball before power play and Pakistan were 35/2.
⦁ Pakistan were 36/2 after the first power play.
⦁ Shoaib Malik and Ahsan Ali stabilized the innings for Pakistan and the innings ran smoothly.
⦁ The debutant, Ahsan Ali was then dismissed by Aminul Islam after scoring an important 36 off 32 balls. Pakistan were 81/3 now.
⦁ Iftikhar Ahmed joined Shoaib Malik and kept ticking the scoreboard as Pakistan crossed the 100-mark in 14.2 overs.
⦁ Both looked good before Iftikhar was undone by Shafiul Islam for an important 16 off 13 balls. Pakistan, however, looked set to chase down the target easily    
⦁ Imaad Wasim was too dismissed in the nineteenth over but Pakistan just needed 9 off 12 by then.
⦁ Rizwan joined Malik and Pakistan handsomely chased down the target within just 19.3 overs with three balls to spare. Shoaib Malik starred in this epic comeback win for Pakistan.
⦁ Pakistan put up a dominant show at Gaddafi Stadium and finally ended their 5- match losing streak. First win for captain, Babar Azam as well.

Pakistan win by 5 wickets and lead the series 1-0.