Tamim run out, again
Opener Tamim Iqbal is turning getting run out in Twenty20 internationals into a habit as his lethargic running between the wickets again cost him his wicket against Pakistan in the second Twenty20 match. After reaching fifty off 44 balls, Tamim hit four fours in quick succession to give the innings some late momentum. But his innings was cut short in the fourth ball of the 18th over, courtesy a direct hit from Imad Wasim. Tamim hit a Haris Rauf delivery straight to Imad at cover and went for a single. Imad then hit the stumps at the bowlers’ end and Tamim, who didn’t put out a dive, fell short of the crease.
Shafiul’s lucky knack
Pacer Shafiul Islam was Bangladesh’s lone wicket-taker in their dismal show against Pakistan on Saturday, with the pacer repeating the pattern of the series opener, by again dismissing an opener for a duck in his first over. Shafiul, came into the attack in the second over and was greeted with a boundary by Babar Azam, who he had dismissed for a duck in the first match. But the pacer came back in the fourth ball by dismissing the other opener Ahsan Ali, who gave an easy catch to Mahmudullah.
Liton drops sitter
Bangladesh put forward another lacklustre display on the field against Pakistan in all three departments on Saturday, which was topped off by Liton Das dropping an absolute sitter off Mohammad Hafeez. In the penultimate ball of the 14th over, Mustafizur Rahman dished out a short and wide delivery. Hafeez tried to cut the ball to the fence, but ended up edging the ball straight to Liton. The ball came at a comfortable height and speed to the keeper, but still he grassed the chance and ended any hope of a late twist in the contest.— New Age
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