Pakistan Twenty20 International cricket records

Pakistan registered a convincing win over Bangladesh in their opening game of the tri-series in New Zealand on Friday

Thanks to Mohammad Rizwan's unbeaten 78 off 50 balls, Pakistan posted 167/5 in 20 overs before restricting the Nurul Hasan-led side to 146/8.

While Pakistan's middle-order concerns came to the fore again, it was Rizwan's unbeaten knock that finally got him out of a tough spot.

Something that hasn't happened often for Pakistan in the past few weeks.

Despite the match-winning innings for the team, Rizwan faced criticism for his scoring pace. Rizwan, who opened the innings for the team, played his entire 20 overs, scoring an unbeaten 76 off 50 balls.

Former Pakistan cricketer Sikander Bakht had stated after the game on a Pakistan news channel that the side won't be lifting the T20 World Cup

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi differs in opinion, insisting that Rizwan is doing his job brilliantly.

Pakistan captain had a rather straightforward advice for Mohammad Rizwan