Despite having all 10 wickets in hand in the last ten overs, Bangladesh could only manage 79 as they ended their innings on 141-5 in their first T20I against Pakistan at Lahore.
On a pitch which had some uneven bounce but still looked good enough to score big, Bangladesh were never off the blocks as they reached a below-par total as nobody from their middle-order stood out and their openers were too cautious to score runs.
This is the lowest first-innings total in the Gaddafi Stadium in T20Is.
Winning the toss, Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah Riyad elected to field first as Bangladesh went with five apparent openers in their side with all of Tamim Iqbal, Naim Sheikh, Liton Das, Afif Hossain and Soumya Sarkar playing. Among them, Tamim and Naim were sent in to open the innings and they had a cautious start as they nicked off 35 runs in the powerplay.
Tamim and Naim's partnership never accelerated before Tamim was run out in the 11th over for 39 off 34 deliveries. Tamim tried to steal a double but only managed to find himself short of his ground as their 71-run stand broke.
Shadab Khan's 15th over saw two wickets fall as both Naim and Liton was sent back. Liton was out in a similar fashion to Tamim as a direct hit from Shadab saw Liton fall short before Naim was caught at mid-on for 43 in the very next delivery.
Bangladesh's run-rate never bludgeoned and Afif was the next to go as Haris Rauf cluttered the youngster's stumps to pick up his first wicket in international cricket. Soumya also saw himself bowled as he was deceived by an off-cutter from Shaheen Shah Afridi to go back for 7.
Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun took 13 off the last over as they ended on 141-5 with Mahmudullah unbeaten on 19.