Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

Pakistan 127 for 5 (Haider 45, Rizwan 40, Mahmudullah 3-10) beat Bangladesh 124 for 7 (Naim 47, Wasim 2-15, Qadir 2-35) by five wickets

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

Bangladesh won the toss, Bangladesh opted to bat, Bangladesh put up a below par total, Bangladesh lost.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

You've seen this movie before in this series but anyone who told you this one was no different would have to be treated with scepticism.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

Because although it looked like the same script might play out, a sensational final over from Mahmudullah took Bangladesh to the brink of a famous victory.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

It went down to the final delivery, which Mohammad Nawaz carved over extra cover for a boundary to complete a clean sweep for Pakistan, and a heart-breaking loss for their opponents.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan have both found runs much harder to come by this series, and throughout the Powerplay, they preferred conservatism over aggression.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

That meant this was the highest opening partnership of the series, but when a rank long hop saw Babar hole out, Pakistan had just 32 runs in seven overs.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

The game entered a holding pattern where both sides were content to take it deep. Haider Ali was the glue holding Pakistan's innings together - and the asking rate in check - with a 38-ball 45,

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

but when he and Sarfaraz Ahmed fell off successive Mahmudullah deliveries, Pakistan still needed 8 off 4.

Pakistan Whitewash Bangladesh in T20I Series

It took a six from Iftikhar Ahmed and a final-ball boundary from Nawaz to get over the line even as pandemonium threatened to take over.