Bangladesh call Kamrul Islam, Parvez Hossain for last T20

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The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has called in pace bowler Kamrul Islam Rabbi and batter Parvez Hossain Emon for the third and final match of the Alesha Holdings T20 international series against Pakistan on November 22.

This will be the maiden match for the two players. Bangladesh is down 2-0 in the series. With stellar performances from Pakistani bowlers, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr and Shadab Khan, who did not allow the Bangladeshi batters any leeway, especially in the first two overs, the Men in Green have won the first two matches.

Pakistan restricted Bangladesh to a below-par 127 as they could hit merely three boundaries and seven sixes in both matches. The slower run rate also incurred a penalty for the hosts from the International Cricket Council (ICC).

However, the pacing attack of the hosts gave the home crowd some joy as they squeezed Pakistan to 24 for 4 in the powerplay.

In front of a roaring home crowd, Bangladesh did not allow Pakistan a walkover as Mustafizur Rahman worked wonders early on by castling Rizwan. Babar Azam, Haider Ali and Shoaib Malik also succumbed to the magic of the Bangladeshi pace.

Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah took up the responsibility to do the needful by hitting 34 runs apiece. Shadab and Nawaz later accomplished the task.—Agencies

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