Pak-Ban 3rd T20I called off due to rain, Pakistan retains No.1 T20I spot


Lahore: The third and final T20I match of the three-match series between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Gaddafi Stadium has been called off due to persistent rain. The men in green retain the number one T20I spot in ICC T20I ranking after winning the series 2-0.

The rain washed out the match completely as the call off time of the match was 4.30 pm but umpires decided to call off the match at 3.55 pm.

Number one T20I batsman Babar Azam was named as the player of the series for his match-winning performance in the 2nd T20I.

Pakistan dominated the first two matches of the series. In the first match, green shirts defeated the visitors by five wickets courtesy Shoaib Malik 58* of 45 balls.

In the second T20I, bowlers restricted Bangladesh to 136. The 25-year-old Babar 66* and Mohammad Hafeez 67* successfully helped Pakistan to defeated Bangladesh by nine wickets.

It must be noted that the Bangladesh team will now fly back to their home and will return to play a test in Rawalpindi from February 7-11.