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Abid, Abdullah hit solid fifties in replay to Bangladesh’s 330

Hosts resumed their innings from 253-4

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 27, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique struck an unbeaten fifties as Pakistan made a confident start to their first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Saturday.

Ali remained unbeaten on 93 alongside debutant Abdullah Shafique, 52 not out, guiding Pakistan to 145-0 at Stumps on the second day.

Earlier pace bowler Hasan Ali’s sixth five-wicket haul helped the visitors bowl out Bangladesh for 330 in the first innings.

Hasan finished with 5-51 while Faheem Ashraf and Shaheen Afridi complemented with 3-54 and 2-70 respectively, helping Pakistan bowl out Bangladesh on the stroke of lunch after the hosts resumed on 253-4.

Liton Das top-scored with 114 for Bangladesh, adding just one run to his overnight score, while Mushfiqur Rahim, who was unbeaten on 82 at the end of the opening day’s play, fell for 91 runs.

Mehidy Hasan struck an unbeaten 38 to take Bangladesh to the 300-run mark before Hasan claimed two wickets in two balls to bring an end to Bangladesh’s innings.

Pakistan had Bangladesh on the ropes on day one at 49-4 but the hosts fought back thanks to Liton and Mushfiqur.

Pakistan looked sharp right from the start of the second day’s play when Hasan trapped Liton leg-before in the second over of the morning.

Struck on his backfoot, Liton was initially given not out but Pakistan successfully reviewed the decision.

Liton, who shared 206 runs with Mushfiqur in the fifth wicket, hit 11 fours and a six in his 233-ball innings.

Hasan then dismissed Yasir Ali for four with a fine in-swinger that rattled the leg and middle stumps of the debutant.

Faheem took a thin edge from the bat of Mushfiqur, effectively ending Bangladesh’s chance for a big total.

Mushfiqur struck 11 fours in his 225-ball stay at the crease.

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