Chattogram, Nov 27, : , Pakistan’s unbeaten fifties by openers Abid Muhammad (93 not out), and Abdullah Shafique (52/out) brought Pakistan to 145/0.Pakistan was trailing Bangladesh by 185 runs at day 2 of the Test series against Bangladesh here on Saturday.After a disappointing Day 1, bowlers turned the tables for Pakistan by beating Bangladesh for 330 in Day 2.Hasan Ali finished with his sixth five-wicket haul of Tests.
The day ended at 253/4, Bangladesh.Liton Das, who had scored a remarkable maiden Test century on day 1, was dismissed by Hasan Ali in his second over.
Liton’s wicket ended the huge 206-run fifth-wicket gap between Mushfiqur and him.Pakistan didn’t have to wait long for the next wicket as Hasan took out Yasir Ali a few runs later.Mushfiqur tried his best to hold on but the runs were over.The pressure was maintained by the Pakistan bowlers with their tight lines, lengths and tight runs.
Faheem Ashraf finally took out Mushfiqur just before the drinks break, as the veteran Bangladeshi cricketer missed his century by nine runs.Mehidy Hasan tried to accelerate using a few lofty shots, but he received very little support from the opposing end.
Shaheen Ali and Hasan Ali quickly wrapped up the innings.They dismissed Abu Jayed (8-8) and Ebadot Holsain (0-8) on back-toback deliveries just before lunch.
Hasan finished the innings with impressive figures of 5/51, Mehidy on 38 and Bangladesh being bowled out for 333.
As Pakistan’s openers Abid Ali (Bangladesh) and Abdullah Shafique (Pakistan), failed to make an impression, the Bangladesh bowlers responded.Abid scored his third Test fifty, scoring 79/0 as Pakistan won at Tea.
After Tea, the pair continued where they left off and kept the scoreboard ticking.Soon after, Abid pushed through the off-side for a couple.He was the aggressor, he waited his turn, pouncing on loose deliveries and breaking the occasional boundary to keep the pressure up.
The Bangladesh bowlers failed create any decisive chances and looked exhausted by the end.Shafique, however, brought up his maiden Test fifty with six runs over the bowler to the standing ovation from his teammates in the dressing area.
The play was called off due to poor light.Pakistan won the match and was the happier team.
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