Result
Only T20I (D/N), Dhaka, Nov 29 2011, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
135/7
(20 ov, target 136)
85/9
Pakistan won by 50 runs
Player Of The Match
1y
• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Bowlers lead Pakistan to crushing win

At the interval, Bangladesh's spinners laid the groundwork for a confidence-building win at the start of the series, but those hopes fizzled out as Pakistan's varied attack proved far superior

Match centre 
Scorer: Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Siddhartha Talya
Scorecard summary
Pakistan135/7(20 overs)
Bangladesh85/9(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
BDESH: 85/9CRR: 4.25 
Rubel Hossain0 (5)
Nasir Hossain35 (38)
Saeed Ajmal4-0-19-0
Shoaib Malik2-0-7-2

A spinner-dominated game, not surprising for a game in Bangladesh, but the hosts will be disappointed at not being able to put up a tougher fight after restricting Pakistan. The first boundary in the chase didn't come until the ninth over, they lost three wickets early and found it difficult to get going on a slow pitch. Pakistan continue their good run, another win to their name. A disappointment for a near-capacity crowd that came to watch this. Join us in a bit for the presentation.

Mohammad Hafeez is the Man of the Match: "Thanks to Almighty Allah. In every second game, some guys come up and give some match-winning performances. The management and captain have given me the confidence by giving me the new ball. The ball wasn't coming on to the bat and we had to take singles and rotate the strike. We put them under pressure and got the result we wanted."

Hafeez made 25 and picked up two wickets in a miserly spell.

Mushfiqur: "It was a tough wicket to bat on. Pakistan are playing very consistent cricket and it'll be tough to beat them, but if are boys are up for it, we should be able to do it. It will be very difficult to beat them on pitches like these, they are one of the best sides at the moment. Nasir Hossain played very well."

Misbah: "We're really doing well, it's a good time for the team. It's good to have this kind of a team, and we're enjoying the experience. The way everyone's responding, with the bat and ball, everyone's performing. I had a look at the wicket, I thought 150 might be a good score but as it turned out, 130-plus was a good score. The openers started well, and the guys batted well in the middle overs. We lost two or three quick wickets, though. It was a tough wicket to bat on. When the tracks are good, we can really make out what the other team is like. The Bangladesh crowds support everybody, and support good cricket and we're happy to be playing here."

Many thanks for joining in, folks. Do tune in to the next game, the first ODI of the three-match series, on December 1. Do take care, goodnight and see you soon.

19.6
Saeed Ajmal to Rubel Hossain, no run
fires it quick on middle, defended gently back to the bowler

The final ball of the innings

19.5
1
Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
flighted outside off, driven towards extra cover for a single
19.4
Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run
shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to mid-off
19.3
Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run
gets on the back foot and taps it gently in front of short fine leg
19.2
Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run
turning in from outside off, pushed towards extra cover
19.1
6
Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, SIX runs
Some joy for the crowd as Nasir deposits that short delivery into the crowd behind deep midwicket, pulled powerfully
end of over 194 runs
BDESH: 78/9CRR: 4.1 • RRR: 58.00
Nasir Hossain28 (33)
Rubel Hossain0 (4)
Shoaib Malik2-0-7-2
Sohail Tanvir2-0-11-0
18.6
1
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
pushed wide of point for a single
18.5
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, no run
appeared to go on straight, tried to drive it but played inside the line to that one
18.4
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, no run
flighted outside off, driven straight back towards the bowler
18.3
2
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs
worked away towards square leg off the back foot
18.2
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, no run
shortish outside off, turning in sharply, goes for the cut and misses, it didn't miss the off stump by much
18.2
1w
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, 1 wide
turning down the leg side, tried to play it fine but missed, called a wide
18.1
Shoaib Malik to Nasir Hossain, no run
turning in from outside off, gets outside the line to defend, is struck on the pads
end of over 185 runs
BDESH: 74/9CRR: 4.11 • RRR: 31.00
Rubel Hossain0 (4)
Nasir Hossain25 (27)
Sohail Tanvir2-0-11-0
Shoaib Malik1-0-3-2
17.6
Sohail Tanvir to Rubel Hossain, no run
shortish outside off, tries to cut it past point, misses
17.5
Sohail Tanvir to Rubel Hossain, no run
bowls it full on middle, digs it out into the off side
17.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Nasir Hossain, 1 run
angling in towards leg stump, clipped through square leg for a single
17.3
Sohail Tanvir to Nasir Hossain, no run
back of a length on middle, played towards midwicket off the back foot
17.2
2
Sohail Tanvir to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs
shortish on leg stump, turned wide of fine leg for a couple more
Best performances - batsmen
Nasir Hossain
35 runs (38)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
leg glance
11 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
224533412
Mohammad Hafeez
25 runs (31)
2 fours
1 sixes
Control77%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
9 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
01064563
Best performances - bowlers
Shoaib Malik
O
2
M
0
R
7
W
2
Eco
3.50
Mohammad Hafeez
O
4
M
0
R
11
W
2
Eco
2.75
Match details
Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Bangladesh
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Hafeez
Series resultPakistan won the one-off match
Match numberT20I no. 216
Season2011/12
Hours of play (local time)17.00 start, First Session 17.00-18.20, Interval 18.20-18.40, Second Session 18.40-20.00
Match days29 November 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Sharfuddoula
Nadir Shah
TV Umpire
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
Tanvir Ahmed
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath