result
2nd T20I, Mirpur, Nov 20 2021, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(18.1/20 ov)109/2
Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
57* (51)
fakhar-zaman

Thanks for joining us. Hope to see you for the third and final T20I on Sunday.

Fakhar Zaman is the Player of the Match for his unbeaten 51-ball 57. "Wasn't easy to play shots early on, wanted to build partnerships and succeeded. Thankfully we finished it off well. It was a better wicket than yesterday's, not an ideal wicket but better than yesterday. Whenever you play outside your country, it's important to win games. We'll try to win the third game as well."

"Team effort, happy with the way the boys carried forward the momentum," says Babar Azam. "We bowled well in the middle overs, finished it off well."

"We started well, Afif and Shanto batted well. Me and Shanto were trying to get a partnership but didn't capitalise in the last few overs," says Mahmudullah. "I think a team like us need a set batter till the 15th over, we didn't do that. Boys are putting in a lot of effort at training, taking catches, doing all the things right but are missing chances. I think last five-six months, our bowling unit has been outstanding, both pace and spin department. It's the batting unit that have to deliver."

5.30pm Too easy for Pakistan this time around. Bangladesh didn't even push them. Fakhar and Rizwan led the cruise for most parts. Bangladesh's fielding and catching has come a cropper yet again. That said, they just didn't have enough to defend.

The 44 that Bangladesh made in the back 10 overs today was their lowest second half in a T20I. It included just two fours as the Pakistan bowlers bowled full and used their variations superbly. It was the opposite of how they batted in the first game. Bangladesh scored 87 runs in the last ten overs on Friday, hitting seven sixes and a four.

18.1
1
Saif Hassan to Zaman, 1 run

game, set and match! Fakhar drills this to sweeper cover as Pakistan clinch the series with one to play.

end of over 186 runs
PAK: 108/2CRR: 6.00 RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 run from 12b
Fakhar Zaman56 (50)
Haider Ali6 (8)
Afif Hossain 1-0-6-0
Najmul Hossain Shanto 1-0-3-0
17.6
1
Afif to Zaman, 1 run

gentle tap into the off side for a quick single

17.5
Afif to Zaman, no run

tossed up, the ball grips and spins away to beat the edge as he pushes forward

17.4
1
Afif to Haider Ali, 1 run

rocks back and cuts to deep point

17.3
Afif to Haider Ali, no run

whips this to mid-on

17.2
4
Afif to Haider Ali, FOUR runs

too short and sliding away, he rocks back and cracks this cut between point and short third

17.1
Afif to Haider Ali, no run

turns this to the leg side

end of over 173 runs
PAK: 102/2CRR: 6.00 RRR: 2.33 • Need 7 runs from 18b
Fakhar Zaman55 (48)
Haider Ali1 (4)
Najmul Hossain Shanto 1-0-3-0
Aminul Islam 4-0-30-1
16.6
Shanto to Zaman, no run

sweeps and a miss, tried to fetch it from way outside off

16.5
Shanto to Zaman, no run

swing and a miss as he tries to reach out to hit this delivery away from his arc

16.4
Shanto to Zaman, no run

chops the cut to point

16.4
2w
Shanto to Haider Ali, 2 wide

nudged to short fine leg as they jog the single

16.3
Shanto to Haider Ali, no run

whipped straight to square leg

16.2
Shanto to Haider Ali, no run

off the thigh pad to square leg as he tries to sweep

16.1
1
Shanto to Zaman, 1 run

driven to cover, a misfield allows the single