Bangladesh posted a moderate total of 124 for seven in 20 overs in the third T20I of the three-match series against Pakistan on Monday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.
Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. Mohammad Naim guided the hosts scoring 47 off 50 balls. Along with him, Shamim Hossain and Afif Hossain also did well scoring 22 and 20 respectively.
The hosts’ batters were missing the x-factor in their batting once again. Both Afif and Shamim got a good start but failed to capitalize on it.
Mohammad Wasim and Usman Qadir scalped two wickets each for Pakistan.
Bangladesh are now defending 124 to avoid a whitewash which seems to be inevitable after the first innings of the match.
Pakistan won both of the first two matches quite easily. Bangladesh failed to pose any quality resistance in both games.
After the T20I series, both teams will lock horns in a two-Test series beginning on November 26 in Chattogram, and the second Test will be played in Dhaka from December 4.