Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez hit half-centuries as Pakistan canter to series win

Pakistan 137 for 1 (Hafeez 67*, Babar 66*) beat Bangladesh 136 for 6 (Tamim 65, Hasnain 2-20) by nine wickets

It might not matter this sort of game is worlds removed from anything Pakistan will have thrown at them in the upcoming T20 World. The conditions will be different, the pressure higher, the tension sharper. They will be content to draw comfort from snapping back into the team who put these performances series in, series out for the best part of the last three years, and hope this represents a return to that form. For today, just as it was yesterday, an unchanged Pakistan kept Bangladesh on a leash right throughout the first innings, the below-par 136 the visitors cobbled together never once looking like it might be enough.