The Bangladeshi team’s losing streak continues as they fall to fourth place in the T20 tri-series with a defeat by Pakistan. The match was broadcasted all over New Zealand, and viewers were not disappointed by this outcome; it will be interesting see if there can be any silver lining for them finally winning something.
Match in a nutshell
With the defeat of Bangladesh, their performance has come under heavy criticism. Many are pointing out that they could have won this match despiteBatting first and riding on half centuries from Litton Das (69 off 42) or Shakib Al Hasan(68 off 43). In addition to these two players scoring well together in maintaining a respectable 173 for 6 wickets while chasing down an easy target only with one ball remaining.
Was it an improved show from Bangladesh?
Shakib said that he would have taken the target of 173 had it been given at first, but thank to their hard work in setting this high score on a “sticky pitch” as Mohammad Rizwan put it so beautifully – Pakistan’s openers were just too good for anything less than victory.
That Litton-Shakib stand
The final started off well for Bangladesh as Naseem Shah made ball talk and even accounted for Soumya Sarkar’s wicket in the third over. Najmul Hossain Shanto also fell to Mohammad Wasim Jr during Powerplay but an 88-run stand between them brought up 100 runs before Litton departed 15th over while Shakib 19th lost two more balls which cost him team 12 extras
The story here isn’t about who got out or any specific shots; it focuses on how crucial strong partnerships can be when you need someone at strike zone.
Pakistan’s run chase was…
With the score tied and their tailspin going, it looked like Bangladesh would be able to hold onto win in regulation time. However Rizwan struck early with his wicket partnership before Haider clean bowled Hasan Mahmud for 27th out of 30 balls faced which included 5 fours and 1 six! The old ball was still having some effect on this match but thanks largely due efforts from both teams’ bowlers – especially Mohammad Nawaz (45* off 20). It wasn’t easy though; unfortunately we saw what could happen when one side gets too close: 7 runs later bowing down under 177/3 after 19.