Second match of the #WT20 2016 was played between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Pakistan won the match by 55 runs.
Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and choose to bat first at the batting pitch of Eden Garden. Pakistan Opener Sharjeel Khan and Come back of Ahmed Shehzad got pakistan good starts as Sharjel Khan hit fews shots and then got bowled by Arafat Sunny’s short pitch bowl.
After that, Shehzad and Hafeez played sensible for the third-wicket partnership and built a good platform for the power hitters. Afridi led from the front with a knock of 49 off just 19 balls with four fours and four massive maximums.
Shoaib Malik also played a good cameo of 15 as Pakistan crossed the 200 run for the second time in T20Is and finish with 201/5 in 20 overs.
In reply, Bangladesh got first blow as their out-of-form batsman Soumya Sarkar. Sabbir Rahman continued good batting with the tamim but didn’t last for long. Tamim Iqbal failed to convert a start into a big score.
After that Bangladesh batsmen was under pressure in chasing a required rate of more than 10 runs against a Pakistani bowling. Shakib Al Hasan played a unbeaten knock scoring 50 off 40 balls.
Mohammad Amir and Shahid Afridi shines in the bowling. Amir has been outstanding since his comeback to international cricket and once again he proves his worth by picking up an early wicket in the second ball of the innings.
Afridi shine with the ball also as he picked up two important wickets. Imad Wasim also got one wicket along with pacer Mohammad Irfan.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 201/5 (Hafeez 64, Shehzad 52: Taskin 2/32, Sunny 2/34); Bangladesh 146/6 (Shakib 50*, Rahman 25; Amir 2/27, Afridi 2/27)
Result: Pakistan won the match by 55 runs