Pakistan Shrug Off Late Jitters To Whitewash Bangladesh
Zeeshan Mehtab 13 days ago Mon 22nd November 2021 | 06:29 PM
Mohammad Nawaz struck a boundary off the last ball as Pakistan overcame late drama to beat Bangladesh by five wickets in Monday's third Twenty20 international for a series whitewash
Dhaka, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Nov, 2021 ) :Mohammad Nawaz struck a boundary off the last ball as Pakistan overcame late drama to beat Bangladesh by five wickets in Monday's third Twenty20 international for a series whitewash.
Iftikhar Ahmed struck the fourth ball for a six to deny Mahmudullah and put victory back within grasp before going out with only one left to bowl.
Mahmudullah, who finished with 3-10, rued their total earlier with the bat.
"Batters from both teams struggled a bit," Mahmudullah said at the end of the match. "(We) needed to spend some time at the crease to capitalise." Pakistan skipper Babar Azam was dismissed for 19 while Mohammad Rizwan's 51-run partnership with Haider Ali gave the tourists an early boost.
Pakistan bowlers earlier kept any momentum in check after the hosts elected to bat first.
Debutant Shahnawaz Dahani bowled Najmul Hossain for five in the second over of the innings before Mohammad Wasim and Usman Qadir rattled the hosts.
Wasim claimed 2-15 and Qadir finished with 2-35 playing his first match in the series.
Pakistan won the first two matches by four and eight wickets respectively.
Babar credited team spirit for the series whitewash.
"The way every individual has performed, credit to the group. There is always scope for improvement," he said.