A fantastic maiden Test hundred from Liton Das got the spotlight as the hosts retaliated splendidly following an unstable beginning on Day 1 of the first of the two Test series among Bangladesh and Pakistan in Chattogram.
Picking to bat, Bangladesh got off to the absolute worst beginning with their main four back in the structure inside the initial an hour and a half of the game. At 49 for 4, the host group frantically required an organization to have any expectations of a rebound, and the accomplished pair of Mushfiqur and Liton Das proceeded to demonstrate why they have been among the most incredible in the public side across designs.
The pair designed a 204-run unbeaten organization for the fifth wicket, denying Pakistan any wickets in the second and last meeting while at it. However Liton got dropped on 67 by Sajid Khan, the 27-year-old took advantage of some common bowling from the lesser-experienced Pakistan bowlers who neglected to persevere with predictable line and length. The senior accomplice, Mushfiqur Rahim, took on a supporting role however showed gigantic application against twist to stand 18 shy of his eighth Test ton.
Except if Pakistan take some early wickets on Day 2 with the second new ball – which is five overs old – the course to rebound appears to be intense as the pitch appears to have leveled out after the principal meeting.
Notwithstanding Nauman Ali, each and every other bowler got off the imprint in the wickets segment and, it should be said, Pakistan’s bowlers utilized the dampness on offer in the initial meeting. Shaheen Afridi got one to raise up in his third finished and eliminated Saif Hassan, who took a gander adrift against the skiddy bouncer around his neck. Afridi’s bowling accomplice, Hasan Ali, also got his award two overs later as he got one to nip back in to remove the other opener.
Exactly when the pair of Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mominul Haque looked set to consistent the boat, the presentation of first change bowlers – Sajid Khan and Faheem Ashraf – caused one more blip as both skilled their wickets in about 7 conveyances. Mominul’s excusal must be explored as the umpire didn’t pick the edge yet UltraEdge showed an unmistakable spike to ask the captain to take a hike for a solitary digit score.
Prior in the day, opener Abdullah Shafique turned into the 246th player to address Pakistan in Test cricket while the exceptionally appraised 25-year-old Yasir Ali appeared for Bangladesh, who is scheduled to bat in the lower-center request at 7.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 253 for 4 at stumps on day 1 (Liton Das 113*, Mushfiqur Rahim 82* ; Shaheen Afridi 1-50) vs Pakistan.