After Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by 9 wickets in the second T20I on Saturday, skipper Mahmudullah expressed disappointment over the defeat.
On Saturday, Mahmudullah won the toss and opted to bat at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. A good bowling effort helped Pakistan restrict Bangladesh to 136 for 6 in 20 overs.
Pakistan, who had already won the first T20I by five wickets, thus took an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the three-match series.
“We are disappointed to lose the game and series,” said the Mahmudullah after the match as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Apart from opener batsman Tamim Iqbal, who scored 65 off 53 balls, none of the Bangladeshi batsmen could remain at the crease for long. And those who remained for a while failed to capitalise the momentum passed by Tamim.
Wickets fell in regular intervals for Bangladesh and they never really got going. As a result, they could only manage a below-par score of 136 for 6 in 20 overs which Pakistan chased with 20 balls to spare.
For Pakistan Mohammad Hasnain was the pick of the bowlers with the figures of 2 for 20 in four overs. Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Shadab Khan claimed a wicket each.
“We didn’t apply ourselves to get 150-160. Apart from Tamim, none of us batted well. Pakistan bowled in the right areas. We aren’t sure about combination for the next game, we will look at it a while later,” the skipper added.
The third T20I will be played at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore on Monday.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 136/6 (Tamim Iqbal 65, Afif Hossain 21; Mohammad Hasnain 2/20) vs Pakistan 137/1 (Mohammad Hafeez 67, Babar Azam 66; Shafiul Islam 1/27)