Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique enrolled fifties in an undefeated 109-run remain as Pakistan surrounded a 1-0 series lead against Bangladesh toward the finish of Day 4 in Chattogram on Monday (November 29). The two openers crossed fifty for the second time in the game as they put Pakistan in firm control in a pursuit of 202, following Shaheen Afridi’s fourth five-wicket pull which bowled Bangladesh out for 157 in their second innings regardless of Liton Das’ battling 50 years.
Abid and Shafique were looking great so far, with the previous focusing on Ebadot Hossain specifically. Ebadot was timing more than 140 kph and upset Abid, in any event, driving Bangladesh for a got behind survey, which, in any case, was not effective. The bowler, however, wasn’t generally on the imprint and Abid made his compensation for the free conveyances. Shafique was strong at the opposite end, turning the strike well while he additionally didn’t permit the Bangladesh spinners to settle down, scoring limits off Taijul Islam and Mehidy Hasan, with the openers overseeing five fours between them in the 12 overs they batted before Tea.
Bangladesh’s expectations of turning it around in the last meeting didn’t emerge as Abid and Shafique kept scoring at a consistent rate to place Pakistan in shaft position. Abid confused a force which missed the mark regarding the defender while Shafique endure a Bangladesh audit for lbw, which were the main minutes that kept the hosts intrigued. The limits, in the interim, kept on streaming as Bangladesh’s spinners weren’t predictable enough with their lines regardless of some assistance from the pitch. The Pakistan openers gained by this as they scored at a sound strike rate, with Abid crossing fifty first. The 100-run stand was the following achievement following which Shafique scored the principal limit of the innings to raise his second progressive fifty on Test debut. Terrible light finished the day’s play ahead of schedule with the two openers staying unbeaten.
Prior, Mushfiqur Rahim was caught in front by Hasan Ali in the first over of the day however Bangladesh figured out how to gain great headway because of a decent remain among Liton and Yasir. In spite of Pakistan coming at the 6th wicket pair energetically, Liton and Yasir batted with a ton of expectation, scoring customary limits. Liton additionally got a respite whenever Mohammad Rizwan botched a puzzling opportunity off Nauman Ali’s bowling. Be that as it may, the association went to an unexpected end when Yasir strolled off the field after the 31st over. He was struck on his head protector in the 30th over when he attempted to dodge under an Afridi conveyance which didn’t ricochet a lot. The physio came out and Yasir showed up fine after an onfield blackout test, and surprisingly batted for an over, prior to choosing to leave.
Dissimilar to his 47-run relationship with Yasir which came in 69 conveyances, Liton’s association with Mehidy, which endured as many balls, yielded just 25 runs. Sajid Khan finished this mindful partnership when he caught Mehidy leg-before for 11 off 44, and the hitter likewise took a survey with him. Nurul Hasan, who supplanted Yasir as a blackout substitute, was associated with a 38-run organization with Liton as they extended the lead past 200. In any case, Afridi returned to limit Bangladesh, getting Liton out lbw prior to packing his fifth when he got Abu Jayed to glove the ball to the ‘guardian. Taijul was the last to withdraw, baffled off Sajid who wrapped up with three wickets.
Brief scores : Bangladesh 330 & 157 (Liton Das 59, Yasir Ali 36; Shaheen Afridi 5-32, Sajid Khan 3-33) lead Pakistan 286 & 109/0 (Abid Ali 56, Abdullah Shafique 53*) by 92 runs.