Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 21 runs in the T20I tri-series opener. Mohammad Rizwan, who keeps wickets for Pakistan and bats, kept his hot streak going on Friday in Christchurch with another fifty. Pakistan won the first T20I tri-series match by 21 runs. They had 167-5 at the end of the game. Rizwan kept up his impressive run by scoring 78 runs without being out. This helped Pakistan reach 167-5. Then they kept their opponents to 146 runs and 8 points. It was the start of a tournament that would go on for a whole week and include New Zealand as one of the teams.
Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 21 runs in the T20I tri-series
All three teams in Australia’s next Twenty20 World Cup are using it as a place to practice for the tournament. At Hagley Oval, where it was cold, the best T20 batter in the world. Rizwan batted for the whole innings. In 50 balls, he hit seven fours and two sixes. The 30-year-old kept up his good work in the T20 series against England last month. He got 316 runs, which was his 21st half-century in the format. His 54.34 batting average puts him at the top of the list of the top 150 scores.
Shan Masood gave Rizwan the best help on the tricky, two-paced surface (31 off 22 balls). Taskin Ahmed was Bangladesh’s best bowler (2-25). Rizwan said the key to a good score was being patient after being sent in. Bangladesh’s chase slowed down after Liton Das (35) and Afif Hossain (25), who were at the third wicket, made 50 runs in only 34 balls.
Late in the game, Yasir Ali’s (42 not out) batting and Mohammad Wasim’s (3-24) yorker helped the team get back on track. Early in the week, the surface was hard because the weather was hard to predict.
Both teams had a lot of players fall. After a very cold front, the grounds crew had to clear the covers and outfield of snow on Thursday morning. The temperature never dropped below 12 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) while the game was going on, making it the earliest home game ever played in New Zealand. New Zealand will play Pakistan on Saturday and Bangladesh on Sunday. Both games will be at the same place.