game, set and match! Fakhar drills this to sweeper cover as Pakistan clinch the series with one to play.
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.
gentle tap into the off side for a quick single
tossed up, the ball grips and spins away to beat the edge as he pushes forward
rocks back and cuts to deep point
whips this to mid-on
too short and sliding away, he rocks back and cracks this cut between point and short third
turns this to the leg side
sweeps and a miss, tried to fetch it from way outside off
swing and a miss as he tries to reach out to hit this delivery away from his arc
chops the cut to point
nudged to short fine leg as they jog the single
whipped straight to square leg
off the thigh pad to square leg as he tries to sweep
driven to cover, a misfield allows the single
beaten by sharp turn as he shapes to cut
looks to heave over cow corner, gets a thickish inside edge to square leg
punched straight back, this one deflects to mid-off off the stumps at the bowler's end
sliced this to point as he steps out to muscle it up and over. The flight did the trick. It's a wicket well-deserved but has cone a tad too late for Bangladesh.
eased wide of short third
Taskin has put down a sitter at short fine! Another wicket missed by Aminul. What is happening? What a mess. Rizwan looking to slog sweep, got a big, fat top-edge. Should've been taken.
|Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Pakistan led the 3-match series 2-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 1443|
|Match days||20 November 2021 - day (20-over match)|
Over 19 • PAK 109/2Pakistan won by 8 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
|Fakhar Zaman||not out||57||51|
|Haider Ali||not out||6||8|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 4)|
|Total||109(2 wkts; 18.1 ovs)|