Despite the decisiveness of Liton-Shaqib, Bangladesh did not achieve a consolation victory

Despite Liton Das and captain Shakib Al Hasan’s stellar playing skills, Bangladesh today lost by 7 wickets to Pakistan in their fourth and final game of the international series due to the bowlers’ failure. After losing the first three games, hopes of playing the final were already gone for the Tigers. As a result, Bangladesh ended the tournament without a win after playing 4 matches.

And after playing 4 matches each, New Zealand and Pakistan secured the ticket to the final by winning 3 each with 6 points tied. New Zealand top the rankings for their run rate lead. And in second place is Pakistan. New Zealand and Pakistan will compete in the final of the tournament tomorrow.
Bangladesh enters the game against Pakistan with two changes to the XI playing at the Hagley Oval in Christchurch. Taskin Ahmed and Hasan Mahmud got a chance in the XI instead of Mosaddek Hossain and Ebadat who played in the previous match.

Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat first. Bangladesh has again changed the opening slot. Nazmul Hossain Shanto and Liton Das opened the innings in the last game against New Zealand. Soumya Sarkar came in third. Soumya in the opening with Shanta.

Shanta-Soumya scored 7 runs without a four-six in the first 2 overs. Soumya threw the ball in the air while leaving the wicket with the first ball of the third bowled over by pacer Nasim Shahr. Shadab took an easy catch halfway through. Soumya scored 23 runs off 17 balls in the last match after scoring 4 runs off 4 balls.
Liton, who scored 23 runs from 16 balls in the last game in the opening game, dropped to number three this time. Litton hit 2 fours in the fourth and fifth overs. Lytton survived with a flyout on point in the last ball of the fifth over.

Shanta scored 12 runs off 15 balls with 2 fours when he mistimed the fourth ball from the last left of the power play by Mohammad Wasim on the leg side and was caught behind the wicket. This time, his success rate is below 100.

Bangladesh lost two openers and scored 41 points in the power play. Then Liton and Captain Shakib Al Hasan tied up the couple. Liton was saved from a sure run out on the next ball from Shantar’s dismissal. Liton called for a non-strike in response to Shakib’s call. Later, Shakib said ‘no’ again. But Liton was not eliminated by a throwing error by Pakistani outfielder Shadab.

Liton and Shakib scored 17 runs in the eighth over from Pakistani spinner Mohammad Nawaz. Shakib hit 1 four-six and Liton hit a border. Shakib and Liton didn’t see a four-six from the 10th to the 12th, though.
Lytton scored the seventh half-century of his T20 career with the second of the 12th left of the innings and the 31st ball he faced. Shakib’s boundary on the first pitch of the 13th over brought Bangladesh’s score to 100.
In the 14th over, Bangladesh got 14 runs off Liton’s six and Shakib’s four off Nasim. Shakib hit a six on Nawaz in the next and Liton hit a four in the fourth pitch. At the end of 14.4 overs, Bangladesh scored 129 runs for 2 wickets. The couple Shakib-Litton led Bangladesh to a large collection.
On the fifth ball of the 15th over, Nawaz broke the Shakib-Litton pair and gave Pakistan the necessary breakthrough. During a slug sweep, the ball hits the edge of the bat and takes to the air. Wasim took an easy catch on a deep square leg. Liton retired at 69 runs after playing the best innings of his T20 career. He hit 6 fours and 2 fours after playing 42 balls. Shakib-Litton added 88 runs off 55 balls for the third wicket.
After Liton’s resignation, Shakib scored his 12th T20 half-century in the 17th over. Shakib played 34 balls to achieve his second consecutive half-century.

After the half-century, Shakib hit 3 fours and 1 six. In the fourth ball of the 19th over, Shakib shot Nasim’s slower ball through the leg side. But in mistimed, Shakib was caught by Shadab at a deep mid-wicket. He scored 68 runs off 42 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes. In the previous game against New Zealand, Shakib scored 70 runs off 44 balls with 8 fours and 1 six.

After Shakib’s return, Bangladesh lost 2 wickets in Wasim’s last over, scoring just 3 runs. Yasir Ali returns with 1 run on Wasim. And Afif, who scored 11 runs in 10 balls, came out. In the end, Bangladesh scored 173 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs. In the short version, this is Bangladesh’s second team collection against Pakistan. Highest run was 175 for 6 wickets. The Tigers scored that in Pallekele in the 2012 World Cup.
Bangladesh can score 44 runs in the last 31 balls after Liton’s sacking. At the end of 14 overs, the Tigers got a big rally. Pakistani Naseem-Wasim each took 2 wickets with the ball.

In response to 176 runs, the two Pakistani openers Mohammad Rizwan and Captain Babar Azam started flying. They added 101 runs in 12.3 overs. He scored 46 points in the available game.
Bangladesh got a big chance to break the pair from Pakistan in the 11th over. Saifuddin was caught by Rizwan as he hit the fourth ball from the over from Shariful with a nice leg shot. But Saif caught it. Rizwan was then on 32 runs.

Babar scored his 29th 37th ball fifty in his T20 career on the fifth ball of the 12th over by Saifuddin. Pakistan’s run reached 100 in that over. Pakistan got 19 runs from Saifuddin’s left.
In the 13th over, Hasan, the pacesetter from Bangladesh, came twice to the Pakistan camp. He broke Pakistan’s opening partnership with the over’s third ball. Hasan’s slower ball goes up in the air at the top of the bat due to incorrect timing. Substitute fielder Mosaddek Hossain took that catch at deep cover. Babar made 55 from 40 balls with 9 fours. After one ball, Maten Hasan again took the wicket. Hassan uprooted new batter Haider Ali’s stumps at the crease with a great yorker. Haider returned empty-handed after playing 2 balls.

Pakistan scored 102 runs by 2 wickets at the end of 13 overs after Hasan’s double hit for 2 runs. Then Bangladesh tried to suppress Pakistan. But Nama Nawaz scored 14 runs on Shakib’s last three balls of the 15th left with 2 fours and 1 six. Rizwan tasted the 22nd half-century in T20 with the first ball of the 16th over. In such a situation, Pakistan needed 37 runs in the last 4 overs. Nawaz skipped Saifuddin’s first two balls for four in the 17th. 12 runs at the end of that left. Hasan surrendered 11 runs in the 18th.
In the last 2 overs, Pakistan was in an easy 14-run comparison. Soumya took the wicket from Rizwan and gave up 6 runs when he attacked with the ball for the first time. Rizwan scored 69 runs off 56 balls with 4 fours. Opener Rizwan eased Pakistan’s road to victory with a 36-ball 64-run partnership for the third wicket with Nawaz.

Pakistan needed 8 runs in the last over. Saifuddin scored 42 runs in the first 3 overs. Nawaz and Asif took 7 runs off Saifuddin’s first four deliveries. Nawaz sealed Pakistan’s victory with a four from the fifth ball.
Nawaz scored an unbeaten 45 off just 20 balls with 5 fours and 1 six. Asif remained unbeaten by 2 runs. Hasan of Bangladesh took 2 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs. Soumya took 1 wicket. Among the rest, Taskin was wicketless for 32 in 4 overs, Shariful 30 in 4 overs, Saifuddin 53 in 3.5 overs and Shakib 28 in 3 overs. Rizwan was the man of the match.

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