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Mustafizur derails Pakistan
Saturday, 25 April, 2015 10:40am  
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Mustafizur derails Pakistan
Debutant Mustafizur Rahman stole the show as Bangladesh bowlers dominated the scene yet again, restricting Pakistan to 141 runs in the only T20 of the tour at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Friday.

The 19-year-old left-handed fast bowler picked the wickets of Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez, two of the visitors' most experienced players, conceding only 20 runs in his four overs.

Winning the toss, Afridi opted to bat first, but the Pakistan top order failed to make winning the toss count.

Ahmed Shehzad made a dismal 17 in 31 balls while one-down Afridi's innings was cut short at 12 only. The veteran was unlucky though, as the umpire declared him caught behind despite the ball not hitting the bat. Mustafizur cared little, as it was his first T20 wicket.

Opener Mukhtar Ahmed, also making his debut, was the odd one out for Pakistan, hitting 37 off 30 deliveries courtesy of five fours and a six.

Shakib Al Hasan was instrumental in containing the runs, conceding only 17 in four overs, although he had no wickets to show for the day.

Hafeez's 26 and 30 from Haris Sohail helped the visitors avoid further embarrassment, but given the form the hosts are in, Pakistan look likely to finish on the losing side yet again.   

Arafat Sunny and Taskin Ahmed took one wicket each for the hosts, who also handed debut to Soumya Sarkar while Pakistan had Rizwan Ahmed making his debut as well.

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