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12:00 AM, January 26, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:01 AM, January 26, 2020

‘Teammates make it easy’

Following a disappointing run in the recent past in T20Is during which they lost back-to-back series against Australia and Sri Lanka, Pakistan finally managed to make a comeback as the home side clinched the three match T20I series against Bangladesh 2-0 with a game in hand.

Pakistan were clinical in the first two T20Is, managing to restrict Bangladesh to small totals. In the second game yesterday, Bangladesh could only score 136 for six, paving the way for Pakistan to win by a convincing nine-wicket margin.

Skipper Babar Azam, who struck an unbeaten 66 alongside Mohammad Hafeez’s unbeaten 67,was relieved to finally return to winning ways.

According to Babar, the mixture of youth and experience worked well for his team.

“Obviously, we needed to win this series to gel as a unit as it came after losing back-to-back series. So, we tried to have such [youth and experience] combination and eventually it worked well for us,” Babar told reporters after the match.

When asked if he was feeling the pressure of the captaincy, which he got before the start of this series, the 25-year-old complimented his teammates for making the job easy.

“Obviously, I am grateful to the Almighty as we managed to win the series. I don’t feel any pressure as my teammates support me a lot and whatever roles they are given, they try to fulfil that,” he said.

The stylish batsman also praised his bowlers who helped restrict Bangladesh to small totals in both games.

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