Pakistan crush Bangladesh for T20 series win

ARIF ALI / AFP

Pakistan have clinched the three-match Twenty20 International series against Bangladesh with a game to spare.

The hosts registered a nine-wicket win in the second game at Lahore to take an unbeatable 2-0 series lead.

They restricted Bangladesh to 136-6 in 20 overs and then reached the target with 20 balls remaining.

Skipper Babar Azam scored a 44-ball 66 not out for his 13th half-century, while veteran batsman Mohammad Hafeez made an unbeaten 49-ball 67.

Tamim Iqbal top-scored for Bangladesh with a 53-ball 65.

The third and final match of the series will be played in Lahore on Monday.

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