Pakistan thumps Bangladesh in second T20I to seal series

Fakhar Zaman struck an unbeaten 57 off 51 balls as Pakistan reached 109-2 in 18.1 overs after restricting Bangladesh to 108-7 in 20 overs.

Bangladesh's captain Mahmudullah (L) greets Fakhar Zaman (C) after Pakistan's victory at the end of the second Twenty20 international match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.   -  AFP

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series in Dhaka on Saturday.

Fakhar Zaman struck an unbeaten 57 off 51 balls as Pakistan reached 109-2 in 18.1 overs after restricting Bangladesh to 108-7 in 20 overs.

Najmul Hossain earlier top-scored with 40 off 34 balls for Bangladesh, while Afif Hossain chipped in with 20 runs from 21 balls.

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Fast bowler Shaheen Afridi finished with 2-15 for Pakistan while leg-spinner Shadab Khan grabbed 2-22.

Pakistan won the first match of the series by four wickets on Friday.

The third and final match will be held on the same ground on Monday.

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