Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

Pakistan 132 for 6 (Khushdil 34, Fakhar 34, Shadab 21*, Taskin 2-31) beat Bangladesh 127 for 7 (Afif 36, Mahedi 30, Nurul 28, Hasan 3-22, Wasim 2-24) by four wickets

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

Pakistan made it unnecessarily complicated for themselves, but their bowlers had done enough in the first half to

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

ensure they held on for an exciting four-wicket win in the first T20I against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

In a gritty, and sometimes ugly, contest where ball didn't come on to bat much, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr and Shadab Khan stifled the Bangladesh batters, especially in the first ten overs, to keep them to a below-par 127.

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

Bangladesh managed just three boundaries and seven sixes all innings, with Nurul Hasan and Mahedi Hasan providing a late boost to the innings.

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

It was the sort of target Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam tend to knock off with ease, but on these surfaces in front of a raucous home crowd, Bangladesh weren't going to let go easily.

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

Mustafizur Rahman found movement with the new ball and castled Rizwan with a beauty early, while an off-colour Babar chopped on to Taskin Ahmed. Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik, too, fell cheaply to put Bangladesh on top.

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh : T20Is

So it was left to Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah to grind their way to keep Pakistan in touch with the asking rate, and for Shadab and Mohammad Nawaz to provide the fireworks at the end.

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