BAN vs PAK: In the second of three matches T20I series, Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by 20 runs on Friday night at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram, taking a commanding 2-0 lead.
Pakistan completed their innings at 100-7 in the allocated 20 overs, needing to chase 121 to win. The only other batters to score in double figures for Pakistan were Umm-e-Hani (14, 14b, 1×4), Iram Javed (15, 17b, 1×4), and veteran batsman Bismah Maroof (30 off 44 deliveries).
Nahida Akter, the left-arm spinner from Bangladesh who got a five-fer in the opening match, was impressive with the ball again, claiming two wickets and conceding 15 runs in her four overs. In addition, Rabeya Khan claimed two wickets, while Marufa Akter and Fahima Khatun each claimed one in the second BAN vs PAK match.
Earlier, Bangladesh scored 120 for six in 20 overs after being put to bat. Bangladesh’s hitters amassed 48 runs for one wicket during the batting powerplay. The bowlers performed admirably, giving up just 72 runs in the final 14 overs of the game while claiming five wickets.
Umm-e-Hani, an off-spinner who bowled well in the first Twenty20 International, conceded just 12 runs in her four overs today and removed opening batsman Murshida Khatun (20, 28b, 2x4s). Left-arm spinners Nashra Sundhu and Sadia Iqbal, who each claimed a wicket for 16 and 24 runs, provided the off-spinner with similar support.
Right-arm pacer, the most productive bowler for the visitors was Diana Baig, who took two wickets for 34 runs in four overs. Shorna Akter top-scored for her side with a 22-ball 27, striking a four and a six. Her quick-fire, unbeaten effort was the reason the hosts were able to reach 120 in 20 overs in the BAN vs PAK match.
The third T20I match will take place at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram on 29 October.
BAN vs PAK: Brief Scores
Bangladesh 120-6 (20 overs) (Shorna Akter 27*, Murshida Khatun 20; Diana Baig 2-34) beat Pakistan 100-7 (20 overs) (Bismah Maroof 30; Nahida Akter 2-15, Rabeya Khan 2-21) by 20 runs.
Player of the Match – Shorna Akter (Bangladesh)