History after History: Bangladesh defeats Pak in T20


Dhaka: Inspite of losing three quick wickets Bangladesh chased down a 142-run target with 22 balls to spare, fired by an unbeaten 105-run stand between Shakib (57) and Sabbir Rahman (51).Left-arm spinner Shakib was also miserly with the ball and gave away just 17 runs in his four overs as Pakistan posted 141-5 after Shahid Afridi won the toss and chose to bat.

Debutant left-arm paceman Mustafizur Rahman, 19, was the pick of the Bangladesh bowlers, picking up 2-20 in his four overs. Mukhtar Ahmed (37), making a debut for Pakistan, and Ahmed Shehzad (17) added 50 in nine overs but the visitors failed to build on that strong platform.

After washing out Pakistan in the ODI series, Bangladesh won the T20 match also. The hosts maintained their winning streak with their first win in the shortest format of the game in eight matches against Pakistan.

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