Mohammad Rizwan and skipper Babar Azam starred with good half-centuries earlier than Mohammad Nawaz smashed an unbeaten 45 off 20 to assist Pakistan beat Bangladesh by seven wickets in an exciting penultimate recreation of the Tri-series.
Set to chase a decent goal of 174, the dependable duo, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, laid the robust basis with a centurion opening stand to place Pakistan in a commanding place.
Batting at no 4, Nawaz performed an outstanding as he struck 5 boundaries and a six to take his facet house.
Earlier, Skipper Shakib Al Hasan and Litton Das scored magnificent half-centries as they stormed via the Pakistani bowling assault with a valiant 88-run partnership for the fourth wicket to assist Bangladesh submit a decent whole of 173/6.
Das starred with 69 off 42, laced with six fours and two sixes, whereas Shakib scored 68 off 42, together with three sixes and 7 fours, because the pair anchored Bangladesh’s batting after they slipped to 41/2 within the sixth over.
Opting to bat first after profitable the toss, Bangladesh had a dismal begin to their innings as opener Soumya Sarkar fell cheaply on Four within the third over by pacer Naseem Shah earlier than Mohammad Wasim removed Najmul Hasan Shanto.
Shakib then mixed excellently with Das as they moved the scoreboard at a formidable velocity within the center overs and took the whole to 129 within the 15th over earlier than the latter was eliminated by Nawaz whereas hitting massive.
Inexperienced Shirts, nonetheless, made a comeback within the loss of life overs providing simply 12 runs whereas selecting three wickets within the final two overs.
For Pakistan, Naseem and Wasim bagged two wickets every whereas Nawaz took a scalp.