DHAKA: Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the second T20I match at the Sher e Bangla National in Dhaka to clinch the three-match series.
The Men In Green won the second consecutive T20I of a three-match series, taking the series 2-0.
Earlier, Bangladesh failed to impress in their innings against a strong Pakistani bowling line-up, managing to score only 108/7 off their 20 overs.
Najmul Hossain Shanto managed to score the most runs for the Bangladesh team, 40 off 34 balls.
Shaheen Afridi and Shadab Khan took two wickets each to deal frequent blows to the hosts while Nawaz, Haris Rauf and Wasim pitched in with one wicket each.
Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi once again rose to the occasion, striking in the first over to dismiss Bangladesh opener Saif Hassan to put the hosts on the back foot.
A few minutes later, Mohammad Wasim also dismissed left-handed Bangladeshi opener Naim, who was caught at slip.
Shadab Khan dismissed Afif Hosain in a soft dismissal when he was caught behind by Mohammad Rizwan. The Pakistani wicketkeeper was part of another dismissal when Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah edged a Haris Rauf delivery straight into his hands.
Vice-captain Shadab Khan picked up Shanto’s wicket when he leapt forward to take a brilliant catch, causing Bangladesh to lose their fifth wicket.
Bangladesh: Mahmudullah Riyad (capt), Mohammad Naim, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain, Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Mahedi Hasan, Aminul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr
Umpires: Gazi Sohel (BAN), Tanvir Ahmed (BAN)
TV Umpire: Masudur Rahman (BAN)
Match Referee: Neeyamur Rashid (BAN)