Pakistan T20 series lead- recalled Shoaib

In the first match of T20I series at Gaddafi Stadium Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by five wickets and Shoib with his unbeaten half century made unforgettable recall.

Mahmudullah won the toss on Friday match taken place at Lahore. Tigers scored only 141-5 wickets in which Mohammad Naim score was highest of 43 runs and Tamim Iqbal struck 35.

Though Babar Azam was duck out, all rounder Shoaib was back along with other side long experienced Mohammad Hafeez scored 58 runs not out. Top ranked Pakistan returned home with three balls to spare.

Impressive figure of 2-27 went in vain while Ahsan Ali made 36 runs in the Pakistan first debut in the first  match  of the three T20Is.

Openers Tamim and Naim made strong foundation of 71 runs in duo but later Bangladesh couldn’t go on that form after former wicket loss going for second.

Afif Hossain became first international victim of Haris Rauf and Liton Das was dismissed by Shadab Khan in the same pattern as first wicket and Naim followed him from the next ball.

Unbeaten 19 by Mahmudullah and Babar abstracted Shafiul at the back of the second ball.

Pakistan were in the position 81-3 in the 12th over and Hafeez made 17 when Ahsan departed. Shoaib  used all his experience after 11 months he was playing his first T20I, kept the lead in form with 1-0.

He was dropped and the ball crossed the rope making his half century. Soumya Sarkar came back for his second run and was put down in the final over. In this shortest format Pakistan won the first match since last February.