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Shakib Al Hasan, Sabbir Rehman shine as Bangladesh beat Pakistan in lone T20 by 7 wickets

MIRPUR: Thanks to half centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rehman, Bangladesh has beaten Pakistan in a comprehensive fashion by seven wickets.

The host chased 142 on loss of three wickets as Shakib hit the winning runs for the side to capture the trophy of lone T20 game of the tour.

Pakistan got three wickets early in the match but failed to pick up more. Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rehman scored unbeaten half centuries to guide the team towards comfortable victory.

Shakib Al Hasan made 57 while Sabbir Rehman smoked 51.

Wahab Riaz and Umar Gul manage to pickup one wicket each in the game.

Pakistan got the good start after winning the toss as they manage to post 50 runs for first wicket but lost two quick wickets in the middle which slow down the runs flow.

Skipper Shahid Afridi who was batting on 12 runs lost his wicket courtesy of bad umpiring while Mohammad Hafeez and Haris Sohail stable the innings.

Debutant Mukhtar Ahmed made 37 while Mohammad Hafeez lost his wicket after scoring 26. Ahmed Shehzad only managed 17 runs in his comeback match.

Haris Sohail played an unbeaten knock of 30 runs.

Mustafizur Rahman on his debut for Bangladesh picked up two wickets while Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed grabbed a wicket each.

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