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Batters keep Bangladesh afloat despite losing early wickets

Despite losing two early wickets, batters kept the Tigers afloat after they opted to bat first in the second T20I against Pakistan on Saturday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Saif Hassan, the right-handed opener, who got his maiden T20I cap in the first match, failed again to shine. He suffered a golden duck this time.

The other opener, Mohammad Naim, amassed two runs playing eight balls. He looked uncomfortable from the beginning of the innings, and eventually fell prey to Mohammad Wasim.

In the third wicket stand, Afif Hossain and Najmul Hossain Shanto added 46. Afif looked to live on a good rhythm but he failed to carry on as he was dismissed playing a loose shot off Shadab Khan. With a four and a six, Afif added 20 off 20 balls.

Najmul kept batting well as Mahmudllah Riyad joined him in the fourth wicket stand.

At the end of 12th over, Bangladesh were batting at 78 for three with Najmul batting at 38 off 30 and Mahmudullah at 12 off 12.

Source: United News of Bangladesh