January 27, 2022, 6:24 pm


Sports Correspondent

Published:
2021-11-28 15:59:54 BdST

Pakistan 286 all out in first Bangladesh Test


Bangladesh left arm spinner Taijul Islam took seven wickets as Pakistan were all out for 286 in their first innings during their first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Sunday.

Abid Ali was the top scorer for Pakistan with 133 while other opener Abdullah Shafique scored 52.

Taijul picked seven wickets conceding 116 runs from 44.4 overs. Pacer Ebadat Hossian took two wickets while off-spinner Mehedi Hasan Miraz took the wicket of Pakistan skipper Babar Azam.

Pakistan, who resumed the day on 145-0 replying Bangladesh’s 330, went to lunch on 203-4 off 88 overs.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam picked up two wickets in consecutive deliveries in the very first over of the third day to give his side vital breakthroughs

Debutant Abdullah Shafique was trapped in front in the fifth ball without adding any more to his overnight total of 52 and left his side on 146-1.

Taijul’s arm-ball hit straight to his pad and although the bat was adjacent to the pad the umpire gave it out before the batsman walked without going for a review.

New batsman, another right-hander Azahar Ali faced the identical delivery from Taijul but the umpire gave it not out. However, upon review of Bangladesh it was seen the ball pitched on the line and would have crushed the stumps. As a result umpire reverted his decision and Azhar got out for golden duck.

Another opener Abid, who resumed the day on 93, remained calm and picked up his fourth Test century in the 68th over.

Abid lost his third partner in the morning in the 73rd over when captain Babar Azam was bowled by Mehedi Hasan Miraz after scoring 10 and leaving his side on 169-3 in 73rd over.

Bangladesh’s first inning’s centurion, wicket-keeper batsman Liton Das held a brilliant catch after a Taijul delivery brushed the gloves of left-hand batsman Fawad Alam. Bangladesh’s another successful review saw Fawad getting out for eight and Pakistan reduced to 182-4 in 78th over.

Abid got a reprieve two overs later when his snick off Taijul got past first slip Najmul Hossain Shanto.

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