Veteran player Shoaib Malik played a key role in Pakistan winning the first T20 match against Pakistan. In this match played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, with the help of Shoaib’s unbeaten innings of 58 runs, Bangladesh achieved the target of 142 runs in Bangladesh with only three balls remaining. In this slow-paced match,
Bangladesh batting first scored 141 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs, out of which 71 runs were scored by openers Tamim Iqbal (39) and Mohammad Naeem (43) in the first 11 overs, but after that the visiting team There could not be a partnership between the players. After the opening pair, only Mehmudullah could score 19 runs off 14 balls. Similarly, the Pakistan team was also slow in chasing this small target. The team had a poor start and captain Babar Azam was bowled on the second ball of the innings by Shaful Islam.
Bangladesh also had a chance to win, but Shoaib Malik kept a front till the end, while wickets kept falling at the other end. Shaheen Afridi bowled brilliantly for Pakistan, conceding only 23 runs in his four overs and took the crucial wicket of Soumya Sarkar. At the same time, Shameful Islam took two wickets for 40 runs in his four overs. Pakistan now has a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The second match will be played in Lahore on Saturday.