Shoaib Malik’s fifty leads Pakistan to T201 win against Bangladesh in Lahore


LAHORE: Pakistan beat Bangladesh by 5 wickets in the opening T201 match being played here on Friday.

Shoaib Malik batting superbly scored half-century and helped Pakistan to win against the Tigers.

Earlier, Bangladesh set a target of 142 runs for Pakistan in the first T201 match.

Tigers won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening game of the three-match series here.

The visitors scored 141-5 in their allotted 20 overs.

Speaking to the media after the toss, Mahmudullah, the skipper of Bangladesh team had hoped to set a decent target at the Lahore’s pitch. About 130 runs are the average score here at the Lahore Qaddafi stadium in the shortest format of cricket.