Bangladesh beat Pakistan in first ever T20 match

05:14 PM | 24 Apr, 2015
Bangladesh beat Pakistan in first ever T20 match
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DHAKA (Web Desk) –Bangladesh on Friday defeated Pakistan by 7 wickets in the first ever T20 match at Shere Bangla National Stadium of Dhaka.

Pakistan set a target of 142 runs that was achieved by Bangladesh in the 17th over.

Bangladesh's Shakib-ul-Hassan remained the prominent batsman who scored 57 runs off 41 balls and Shabbir Rahman smashed 51 runs against 32 balls only.

Pakistan's Umar Gul and Wahab Riaz each picked one wicket.

While batting first Pakistani debutante opener Mukhtar Ahmad remained the most successful batsman who scored 37 runs of 30 balls. Haris Sohail and Muhammad Hafeez contributed 30 and 26 runs respectively. The skipper Shahid Afridi could score only 12 runs and was declared caught behind.

Bangladesh’s Mustafeez-ur-Rehman picked two wickets whereas Sunnay and Taskin Ahmad each picked one wicket.

Earlier Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss.

Shahid Afridi said the match is very important for Pakistan and we will try to raise a big target against Bangladesh. 160 would be a good score at this pitch, he claimed.

Bangladesh had whitewashed Pakistan in the three ODI matches series for the first time in cricket history.

The teams:

Bangladesh XI: 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Soumya Sarkar, 3 Mahmudullah, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Sabbir Rahman, 7 Nasir Hossain, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Taskin Ahmed, 11 Mustafizur Rahman

Pakistan XI: 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Haris Sohail, 4 Mohammad Rizwan, 5 Sarfraz Ahmed†, 6 Shahid Afridi*, 7 Mukhtar Ahmed, 8 Sohail Tanvir, 9 Wahab Riaz, 10 Umar Gul, 11 Saeed Ajmal