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Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20I Highlights: Shoaib Malik stars as PAK win in Lahore

Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20 Highlights, PAK vs BAN 1st T20: Pakistan, the top-ranked T20I team of the world, beat Bangladesh by five wickets to win the first T20I in Lahore.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: January 24, 2020 7:12:34 pm
Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20I Highlights: Pakistan had a horrid 2019 in T20Is. (Source: Twitter)

Pakistan vs Bangladesh (PAK vs BAN) 1st T20: Pakistan, the top-ranked T20I team of the world, beat Bangladesh by five wickets to win the first T20I in Lahore on Friday. Chasing a target of 142, Pakistan kept a measured approach and Bangladesh simply left their bowlers with too much to do. Shoaib Malik was the star of the evening with his 8th T20I half-century which helped the hosts reach the finishing line with three balls to spare.

After the 0-3 drubbing at the hands of Sri Lanka last year, Babar Azam & co. will have to clean sweep the current series to hold on to the numero uno spot.  As for Bangladesh, they are without the services of Mushfiqur Rahim, who backed out citing security concerns. However, they do have enough firepower to hold their own as Liton Das, Mohammad Naim, and Tamim Iqbal were among the leading run-scorers in the BPL.

Bangladesh in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2020Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 27 February 2020

Pakistan 142/5 (19.3)


Bangladesh 141/5 (20.0)

Match Ended ( Day - 1st T20I ) Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets

Live Blog

Pakistan vs Bangladesh 1st T20I Highlights:


    18:06 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Pakistan win by 5 wkts

    But what a dramatic end to the game ! 2 runs were needed off the last ball and Rizwan went for the big hit and Mithun drops a dolly at deep mid-wicket and Pakistan win by 5 wickets.  But boy! that is some end to the match.

    17:58 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    That one kept too low and Imad Wasim is bowled. He is as surprised as we are. Imad was way too early for the pull shot but the lack of bounce did him in and he had no chance. Pakistan lose their 5th wicket.  The hosts still need 9 off 11.

    17:53 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    FIFTY! Shoaib Malik

    Shoaib Malik is dropped and the ball goes to the boundary for his fifty, a successful comeback for Pakistan's veteran batsman.  Pakistan needs 11 runs in 14 balls.

    17:51 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Edged and caught!

    Iftikhar departs as Pakistan close in on victory. A wicket for Bangladesh but maybe too little too late. Iftikhar went for the drive and a healthy edge is taken by Liton. PAK 123/4 after 17 overs.

    17:44 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Final Five Overs

    Pakistan needs 36 from the last 5 overs, should be a walk in the park, especially with 7 wickets in hand. Al-Amin Hossain [2.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

    17:22 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Ahsan Ali falls

    Debutant Ahsan Ali gone for 36 runs! Poor shot to get out and it was needless as Malik already got a boundary in this over already. Third wicket down as Aminul Islam strikes. PAK- 81/3 after 11.5 overs

    17:17 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    That was close

    Slower and loopy delivery wide of off form Soumya Sarkar, Malik was early into the drive and spooned it in the air, dropped in no man's land, wide of cover. PAK- 74/2 after 11 overs.

    16:58 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    The experienced Shoaib Malik and Ahsan Ali are at the crease for Pakistan. They still need 105 runs in 83 balls | Here is the scorecard-

    16:50 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    A soft dismissal for Hafeez - the slower off-cutter from Mustafizur, used his wrists to good effect and did the batsman in with the change of pace, Hafeez was early into the tuck, closed the bat-face and the leading edge lobbed to cover, where Aminul completed the dolly.  PAK 35/2 after 5 overs

    16:34 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    Babar Azam and Ahsan Ali are at the crease. Babar Azam is on strike. Shafiul will open the attack. OUT! Wicket off the second ball. Babar Azam has been given out caught behind. What a blow! Shafiul strikes early.

    16:11 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    BAN post 141/5

    Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun fetch 13 off the final over to help Bangladesh post a respectable 141/5 on the board. Not many wickets for the Pakistani bowlers, but it was their clinical line and length that helped Pakistan restrict the visitors on such a paltry total. 

    16:05 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Shaheen Afridi joins the party!

    Shaheen Afridi joins the party as Soumya Sarkar departs for 7. Another great execution of the slower delivery by Pakistan as the batsman is completely deceived by it, while he tries to go for the big hit. Misses the ball completely and it goes on to clip the leg stump.  

    15:56 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Haris Rauf takes his maiden T20I wicket!

    Haris Rauf takes his maiden T20I wicket as he cleans up Afif Hossain on 9. It was a straight delivery coming at a slower pace, and Afif tries to make room and smash the ball on the off-side. However, he fails to get a touch and the ball knocks off his middle stump. Bangladesh in deep trouble.   

    15:52 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Bangladesh lose plot!

    After getting off to a good start, Bangladesh lost their plot after losing wickets in the middle. The team is yet to cross the 120-run mark and 17.2 overs have already been bowled in the innings. With Mahmudullah and Afif Hossain on strike, how much can the visitors post from here? 

    15:38 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Two in two for Pakistan!

    Two in two for Pakistan as they are back in the contest. First, it was some poor running between the wickets by Liton Das and then the very next delivery opener Mohammad Naim tries to take the aerial route but fails to time it as the ball lands straight into the hands of Iftikar Ahmed at mid-on. BAN: 100/3 (15 overs) 

    15:24 (IST)24 Jan 2020

    Just when things were going smooth for Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal falls short of his ground while trying to sneak a double. A flatter delivery onto the stumps, and Tamim pushes it down the on-side. However, the fielder in the deep grabs the ball quickly and throws it at the keeper's end, who removes the bails in a flash. Tamim departs after scoring 39 off 34 balls. 

    15:09 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Bangladesh start off strong note!

    Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Naim start off on a strong note as the pair add 57 runs at the end of nine overs. Things seem good for the visitors as of now, meanwhile, Pakistan are desperately looking for wickets. 

    15:02 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Injury update!

    Tamim Iqbal has gone down on the ground after a delivery by Mohammad Hasnain takes the inside edge of his bat and hits him straight into his body. The physio are out and after some stretching, the batsman is back on his feet.   

    14:55 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    End of powerplay!

    A brilliant over by Haris Rauf from Pakistan's perspective as only six runs come off the final powerplay over. The Bangladeshi pair take the total to 35/0 after the end of six overs.  

    14:45 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Mohammad Naim and Tamim Iqbal take charge!

    After starting on a cautious note, Bangladesh openers Mohammad Naim and Tamim Iqbal take charge. The duo help the visitors reach 26/0 at the end of four overs. Tamim is batting on 8 from 10 balls, while his partner Naim is on 18 off 14 deliveries. 

    14:31 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Iqbal, Naim start for BAN

    Everything is set at the Gaddafi Stadium here! Imad Wasim is set to start the proceedings with the ball and he is going up against Bangladesh's returning Tamim Iqbal. On the other side, it's Mohammad Naim. And it's a good start for Pakistan, conceding just two runs. BAN: 2/0.

    14:11 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Bangladesh lineup

    Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Naim, Afif Hossain, Liton Das (wk), Mahmudullah (c), Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Aminul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain

    14:11 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Pakistan lineup

    Pakistan (Playing XI): Ahsan Ali, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

    14:08 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Bangladesh opt to bat first
    14:04 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Head-to-head record

    Pakistan have defeated Bangladesh in eight out of 10 T20I matches.

    13:58 (IST)24 Jan 2020
    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live commentary of Pakistan's 1st T20I against Bangladesh in Lahore. Led by Babar Azam and Mahmudullah, both the teams will be playing their first international match of the year. Who will come out on top? Stay tuned!


    Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Usman Qadir

    Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (c), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Moammad Naim, Najmul Hossain, Litton Das, Mohammad Mithun, Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Hasan Mahmud