3rd T20I, Mirpur, November 22, 2021, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(20 ov, T:125) 127/5

Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
45 (38)
Player Of The Series
90 runs
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end of over 2010 runs • 3 wickets
PAK: 127/5CRR: 6.35 
Mohammad Nawaz4 (1b 1x4)
Khushdil Shah0 (0b)
Mahmudullah 1-0-10-3
Shohidul Islam 3.5-0-33-1

That's all from our side for this game. See you soon.

Hesham: "WHAT??? No Trophy? Are you kidding me?"

Rehan: "I think we need to look at both the bowler and batter action at the same time to understand what really happened. In my view, the bowler had already started his action when Nawaz looked up"

Jaafer Naqvi: "In my view, Player of Series should have gone to Fakhar Zaman - 2 innings 91 with above 100 strike rate instead of Rizwan 3 innings 90 with strike rate of below 100.

hassan: "Surprised to see that Muhammad Wasim was not the player of the series."

The trophy for the series win will be handed after Test matches. The Pakistan players, nonetheless, pose for a group photo.

Babar Azam: The way everyone has put in the efforts, credit goes to the players. You can always improve. Like our fielding has improved, our middle order has won games for us. Whatever mistakes we made, we want to make sure we don't repeat them in the upcoming games. We want to carry this momentum into the Test matches. I want to thank the fans here.

Mohammad Rizwan is the Player of the Series: When you play for the country, you are obviously happy and you cannot put that into words. The pitch was a tricky one. And whenever you play away, you get to play on different kinds of pitches. But we try to stick to our process. I have built some momentum in my batting and keeping over the last one year. I would like to thank the fans, it seems as if we are playing in Pakistan.

Haider Ali is the Player of the Match: The pitch was a difficult. Rizi bhai supported me and told me we want to play till the end. It became close towards the end but thankfully, we ended up on the winning side.

And they don't ask Mahmudullah about that non-ball.

Mahmudullah: Batters from both sides struggled. You need to spend some time on the crease before you can capitalise. Naim batted well, I think. [On the last over] I really appreciate the way Taskin came back after injuring his bowling hand. Great character shown by him.

Bilal Anwar: "I think both Mahmudullah and Nawaz were intelligent enough on that delivery. First Mahmudullah for bowling from way behind the line and confusing the batter and then Nawaz, getting surprised by that delivery, had the presence of mind to pull out and didn't get carried away by the heat of the moment."

Let's see what players have to say about that non-ball at the post-match presentation.

Fraz: "Actually did some reading and it isn't possible to bowl a delivery behind the umpire. This is because the bowler can bowl too wide or even chuck, and the umpire wouldn't know." --- Yeah, I feel there should be a change in the laws

Sarmad : "I think Nawaz was looking down and when he looked up bowl was already on its way that's why he pulled out… Seems fair… good BD and well done pak "

Azweer: "And that was Mahmudullah's Best bowling figures in T20Is..."

Junaid Kharal: "Hi Hemant, what's the rule on bowling from behind the umpire?" --- It's allowed. People have done that before. Pollard does that regularly. In past, people like Merv Hughes and even Dennis Lillee too have done that. Think they call it a "long ball". Mahmudullah bowled it from was way, way behind the umpire stumps. But if a batter pulls out, there's very little an umpire can do, and I think Nawaz pulled out just in time. Had Nawaz not pulled out, this would have been a legal ball.

Tahir: "I am sorry but this was a loss in my books. What nawaz did was totally wrong. It was big of Mahmudullah to allow that and in my eyes Bangladesh won. "

Sameer Shadab: "Mahmudullah you made many fans from India for your wonderful gesture in not asking for a review for that delivery, This will be one of your best moments in your career when you decide to retire. Well done"

Syed Shah Alam : "Nawaz should have been given out. When he saw that ball is straight and he wouldn't be able to hit. He played the trick of leaving the ball."

Saqlain Mushtaq: I will give a lot of credit to Bangladesh here. These conditions were quite strange from the UAE but our guys had their confidence high and they executed their skills beautifully. The boys are trying to tick a lot of boxes, helping each other, enjoying each other's company. It's a great thing for Pakistan that even the boys on the bench are very passionate and they are working very hard and pushing each other.

5.30pm Phew! What a game of cricket. For the most of it, Pakistan were cruising. It came down to eight required from the last over, which then became eight needed from three balls and suddenly, it looked like Bangladesh can pull this off. Iftikhar's hit brought Pakistan back before Nawaz sealed it with a four off the last ball after two non-balls.

Mahmudullah to Nawaz, FOUR runs

down the track and smashed over extra cover. Nawaz has sealed this with a boundary. What a humdinger this proved out to be. Was a fuller delivery and Nawaz pumped his fist as soon as he hit out. A hug from Khushdil as Pakistan complete the whitewash

More drama. This time Mahmudullah pulls out at the last moment

Some drama here. Nawaz backs away, shouldering his arms. It was a straight ball from Mahmudullah that hit the stumps but it was bowled from well behind the umpire stumps. Mahmudullah is having a word with Nawaz, asking him something. Looks like he is satisfied with the answer

Two needed. Are we in for a Super Over? Nawaz to face the final ball. Mahmudullah sticks to around the wicket. Khushdil has a chat with Nawaz

Mahmudullah to Iftikhar, OUT

Mahmudullah strikes again. Fuller and wider outside off. Iftikhar looks to go for another six but ends up slicing it to backward point. A simple catch there

Iftikhar Ahmed c sub (Yasir Ali) b Mahmudullah 6 (2b 0x4 1x6 2m) SR: 300

Around the wicket. Two needed from two

Mahmudullah to Iftikhar, SIX runs

fuller, outside off. Iftikhar goes down and launches it over the bowler's head for a 90-metre monster

Khushdil is the new man in but since batters had crossed, Iftikhar will face the hat-trick ball. Back to over the wicket

Amasu: "I don't know if this comment gets published but extreeemly disappointed in Pakistan, thats not the way to go about it"

Mahmudullah to Haider Ali, OUT

Two in two. Short of length around off, rocks back and pulls it towards long-on where Shanto pouches it after a bit of a wobble. Mahmudullah is on a hat-trick

Haider Ali c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Mahmudullah 45 (38b 3x4 2x6 64m) SR: 118.42

Still eight needed. Four balls left. Iftikhar is at the other end. Mahmudullah goes around the wicket

Mahmudullah to Sarfaraz, OUT

caught at deep midwicket! A length ball around off, Sarfaraz once again goes down on one knee, connects the slog sweep this time but ends up hitting it down Naim's throat

Sarfaraz Ahmed c Mohammad Naim b Mahmudullah 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 23m) SR: 50
Mahmudullah to Sarfaraz, no run

length ball around off, goes for the slog sweep but misses and is hit on the body

Eight required from the final over. But who will bowl? Mahmudullah it is

end of over 197 runs
PAK: 117/2CRR: 6.15 RRR: 8.00 • Need 8 runs from 6b
Haider Ali45 (37b 3x4 2x6)
Sarfaraz Ahmed6 (10b)
Shohidul Islam 3.5-0-33-1
Taskin Ahmed 3.1-0-16-0
Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, 2 runs

an excellent yorker but they come back for the second as Haider digs it out towards midwicket

10 required off seven

Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz, 1 run

short of length, pulled towards deep-backward square leg

Nitin C: "Can Taskin bowl the first 5 balls of next over??" --- No

Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz, no run

another slower one. Fuller outside off. Sarfaraz was looking to guide it behind point but gets beaten

Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, 1 run

fuller outside off, steered towards deep extra cover

Free hit

Shohidul Islam to Sarfaraz, (no ball) 1 run

a slower one gone wrong. Back of the hand but ends up as a full toss above chest height. Pulled towards deep-backward square leg but Sarfaraz slipped while turning back for the second. The ball too had slipped in his follow-through

Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, 1 run

length ball around off, looks to hit it over long-on but is cramped and the ball lobs towards long-off

Bilal Anwar: "The problem for BD is if this game goes to the last over, who will bowl that?? Mahmudullah???"

Shohidul Islam to Haider Ali, no run

a slower one, length outside off. Goes for the cut and misses

Muhammad: "@Abdullah brother this is not over yet."

end of over 184 runs
PAK: 110/2CRR: 6.11 RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 runs from 12b
Haider Ali41 (33b 3x4 2x6)
Sarfaraz Ahmed4 (7b)
Taskin Ahmed 3.1-0-16-0
Mahedi Hasan 4-0-19-0
Taskin to Haider Ali, 1 run

another one in the blockhole. Works it towards mid-off

Taskin to Sarfaraz, 1 run

a low full toss on the stumps, pushed towards long-on

Abdullah: "Something has gotta change for Bangladesh. 8 defeats in a row against 6 different teams. This cannot go on any longer. Feels like back in early days where they were guaranteed a defeat. "

Taskin to Sarfaraz, no run

length outside off, steered towards backward point

Owais Ahmad: "@Danish: I think Sarfaraz had to be kept out because of how amazing Rizwan had been. It has been really hard to squeeze him in the squad. "

Taskin to Sarfaraz, no run

length ball outside off, tapped towards point

Taskin to Haider Ali, 1 run

almost in the blockhole. Haider digs it out towards long-on

Taskin to Sarfaraz, 1 run

a low full toss. Driven towards long-on


end of over 177 runs
PAK: 106/2CRR: 6.23 RRR: 6.33 • Need 19 runs from 18b
Haider Ali39 (31b 3x4 2x6)
Sarfaraz Ahmed2 (3b)
Mahedi Hasan 4-0-19-0
Shohidul Islam 2.5-0-26-1

Danish: "Not a game-related comment but I'm so happy to see one of my all-time favorite cricketers again. Feels like ages ago that I saw Sarfaraz play. Really harshly done by after achieving so much for Pak, I will always have a soft spot for this great and underappreciated man!"

Mahedi Hasan to Haider Ali, no run

length ball on the stumps, punched back towards the bowler who collects and breaks the stumps at his end. The umpire isn't interested

Win Probability
PAK 100%
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Over 20 • PAK 127/5

Sarfaraz Ahmed c Mohammad Naim b Mahmudullah 6 (12b 0x4 0x6 23m) SR: 50
Haider Ali c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Mahmudullah 45 (38b 3x4 2x6 64m) SR: 118.42
Iftikhar Ahmed c sub (Yasir Ali) b Mahmudullah 6 (2b 0x4 1x6 2m) SR: 300
Pakistan won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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