Rizwan's 78 sets the stage for big Pakistan win

BY - Akkas Molla

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Pakistan's feeble batting display was criticised

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But Bangladesh outdid Pakistan with an even worse effort, falling to a decisive 21-run loss on Friday in Christchurch.

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Striking an undefeated 78 off 50, Mohammad Rizwan was the mastermind behind the 167 Pakistan managed to put up.

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Mohammad Wasim completed Pakistan's victory as Bangladesh stumbled to 146 in the tri-series.

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Nevertheless, Pakistan's average was around seven an over due to consistent wickets and a lack of ambition.

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Before 167 runs in the final four runs gave them a boost.

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Bangladesh sent Mehidy to start the batting order, a strategy they had also used in the Asia Cup.

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He dismissed Litton Das and Mosaddek Hossain off successive balls in his penultimate over, leading to a Bangladeshi collapse.

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Wasim took two wickets in his final over to finish the job.

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After the 12th over, Pakistan was 91 for one and Bangladesh was 84 for two.

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However, although Pakistan quickly picked up where they left off, Bangladesh quickly fell apart, losing four wickets for 12 runs in 14 balls.

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