Babar, Hafeez hit fifty chasing 137 runs against Bangladesh


LAHORE JAN 25 (DNA) : Pakistani batsmen, Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez, have scored fifties while chasing 137-run target set by Bangladesh in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) on Saturday at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore (GSL).

Pakistan lost its first wicket at just six runs. However, Babar and Hafeez both got Pakistan off to a rousing start and accumulated a 100-run partnership in no time. Hafeez stands at 51* whereas skipper is also currently batting at 50* by the end of 14th over. 

The visitors managed to score 136 runs for the loss of six wickets in their limited quota of 20 overs.

Tamim Iqbal top-scored for Bangladesh with 65 off 53 before he was run out. Afif Hossain scored 21 off 20. Pakistan’s Mohammad Hasnain dismissed two batsmen. Shaheen Afridi, Shadab Khan and Haris Rauf picked up on wicket apiece.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss against Pakistan and decided to bat first. The visitors made one change to their playing XI as Mahedi Hasan is in for Mohammad Mithun while Pakistan are unchanged.