Bangladesh failed to put up a substantial challenge to Pakistan in the T20I series in Lahore, crashing to a 2-0 defeat. Currently ranked No. 9 in the format, Bangladesh’s troubles negotiating quality bowling from Pakistan was evident by their struggle to score freely on the two occasions they batted.
The major worrying sign for the visitors was their inability to break their shackles against the tight lines maintained by Pakistan’s young pace bowling trio. On a slow surface in Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, Pakistan employed a three-pronged pace attack of Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain, all of whom genuinely impressed Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah.
The experienced middle-order batter claimed the younger lot of Pakistani fast bowlers was maintaining the country’s legacy of immense pace bowling talent.
"I always feel that Pakistan has a huge factory of producing fast bowlers. They have a very good bunch of fast bowlers at the moment. Haris Rauf has been very good with his new ball and old ball skills and Shaheen Shah Afridi has been doing really well also”- Mahmudullah told reporters.