MIRPUR: Bangladesh comfortably won their crucial match against Pakistan by 5 wickets (5 balls remaining).
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first but once again batmen could not survive even against Bangladeshi bowling. Thanks to Sarfraz and Malik 70-runs partnership which helped Pakistan close their innings on a reasonable total of 129 runs.
Shoaib Malik scored 41 runs while Sarfraz remained unbeaten on 58.
Chasing 130 runs target, Bangladeshi batmen showed full commitment and they even halted scare of Muhammad Aamir who once again bowled very well and took 2 wickets to challenge the defense of BD batsmen. Soumya Sarkar’s 48 runs and Mahmudullah’s quick 22 helped Bangladesh win their place in the final.
Pakistan have lost seven out of their last 10 T20Is. The wins have come against Zimbabwe and UAE. Can’t help but wonder if that merits a few changes for Pakistan ahead of the World T20. There’s still time till March 8.