Shahid Afridi got out for 12 off 9 balls © AFP
Shahid Afridi got out for 12 off 9 balls © AFP (File photo)

Shahid Afridi asked for a review after being unfortunately given out caught behind by the on-field umpire. He had perhaps forgotten that there is no rule of decision review in a T20 International. LIVE Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, one-off T20

Earlier, he had to come in at No. 3 as both Pakistan openers Ahmed Shehzad and Mukhtar Ahmed gave them a slow start. They threw their bat at everything but hardly made any contact. Shehzad’s ugly looking innings came to an end when Mashrafe Mortaza took a brilliant catch at long off. After 12 overs Pakistan reached 76 for Two.

Shahid Afridi, the Pakistan T20I skipper, won an important toss and decided to bat first. The pitch is a used one and batting first was the right option, one felt. Both teams have two debutants. For Bangladesh, the centurion of the third ODI, Soumya Sarkar and left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman are playing their first T20I. Batsman Mohammad Rizwan and opener Mukhtar are also representing Pakistan for the first time in a T20I. LIVE Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, one-off T20