Bangladesh won the toss and batted first in the three-match T20 Internationals opener against Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium on Friday and posted 141 runs for five wickets in 20 overs.
Despite managing a 50-plus opening stand by Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Naim, Bangladesh failed to pass 150 runs at the end of the innings because of the slow manner of batting.
The first wicket fell in the last ball of the 11th over at 71 runs. Tamim scored 39 off 34 balls with four fours and one six before being dismissed by run-out. He played 16 dot balls. The other opener, Naim, scored 43 off 41 playing 18 dot balls.
Bangladesh needed to bat till 15 overs to pass the 100-run mark. In the last five overs, they managed to score only 41 runs.
After the dismissal of the openers, the onus was on Liton Das and Mahmudullah Riyad to play some big shots and put up a big total on the board. But they failed. Liton fell for 12 off 13. He was also a victim of run-out, while Mahmudullah remained unbeaten for 19 off 14 balls.
Afif Hossain and Soumya Sarkar also failed to impress. While Afif fell for nine off 10 balls, Soumya scored seven of five balls.
Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Shadab Khan bagged one wicket each. While Shaheen and Shadab are two regular members of Pakistan national team, Haris got his first international cap with this game.