Pakistan 142 for 5 (Malik 58*, Ahsan 36, Shafiul 2-27) beat Bangladesh 141 for 5 (Naim 43, Tamim 39) by five wickets
It was neither pretty nor particularly engaging, but now isn’t the time for Pakistan to worry about that. They followed a disciplined bowling performance with a gritty chase spearheaded by the returning Shoaib Malik, after a second-ball duck for Babar Azam threatened to turn a straightforward task somewhat hairy. It sealed a five-wicket win for Pakistan, snapping a six-match losing streak in the format, and ensuring they hold on to their No. 1 T20I ranking for now.