After a seemingly indifferent opening day, Pakistan brought their A-game on Day 2 of the first Test to dominate Bangladesh in Chattogram. At the close of play on Saturday, the visitors were 145/0 in 57 overs with openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique unbeaten on 83 and 52 runs respectively. Pakistan still trail by 185 runs in the first innings though. Earlier in the day, Bangladesh resumed on 253/4 with overnight batters Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das on 82 and 113 runs respectively. But Hasan Ali took a fifer (5/51) as Pakistan dismissed Bangladesh for 330 in 114.4 overs. Catch Day 2 highlights and scores of the first BAN vs PAK Test match here:
16:26 PM IST: Stumps
Abu Jayed with his 30th over. A single. And that's stumps. Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique unbeaten on 93 and 52 runs respectively. Pakistan trail by 185 runs. PAK - 145/0 (57); BAN - 330 All Out
16:13 PM IST: Shafique Fifty
Abdullah Shafique hits Mominul Haque for a six in the 54th over to reach his maiden fifty. Abid Ali needs eight to reach his hundred. 29 runs in the last ten overs. Pakistan trail by 186 runs. PAK - 144/0 (55)
16:02 PM IST: Tigers Running Out Of Ideas
Skipper Mominul Haque with his second over. Three singles. Abid Ali (89 off 162) and Abdullah Shafique (45 in 150) going strong. 22 runs in the last ten overs and Pakistan trail Bangladesh by 196 runs. PAK - 134/0 (52)
15:26 PM IST: Ali-Shafique Stand Grows
Taijul Islam with another maiden over, his fifth today. But Abid Ali (73 off 127) and Abdullah Shafique (39 off 125) are immovable. 24 runs in the last ten overs. PAK - 112/0 (42)
15:05 PM IST: Century for Pakistan
100 up for Pakistan. Abid Ali (68*) and Abdullah Shafique (32*). Pakistan 100/0.
14:11 PM IST: Abid reaches 50
Fifty for Abid Ali. His third in the format. Pakistan 79/0. Tea has been taken.
13:50 PM IST: Ali nears fifty
Pakistan openers Abid Ali (47*) and Abdullah Shafique (22*) have so far dished out a splendid batting performance against Bangladesh. Pakistan 69/0
13:09 PM IST: Pakistan steady
Abdullah Shafique (9*) is taking his time on his debut. Meanwhile, Abid Ali (22*) just hit the first maximum of the Pakistan innings. Pakistan 37/0
12:37 PM IST: Pakistan start
First runs for debutant Abdullah Shafique in Test cricket. Abid Ali is accompanying him in the middle. Pakistan 28/0
11:39 AM IST: Bangla all out
That's the end of Bangladesh. Hasan Ali polishes off the tail finishing with 5/51. Ali traps Ebadot Hossain for first-ball duck. What a session Pakistan had. Bangladesh all out for 330. Lunch has been taken.
11:33 AM IST: Hasan's 4th
Wicket No.9 for Pakistan. Hasan Ali picks up his fourth in the match as he dismisses Abu Jayed, caught by Babar Azam for 8.
11:21 AM IST: Mehidy frustrates Pakistan
Mehidy Hasan frustrates Pakistan. The right-hander has played 58 balls so far for his unbeaten 31. Another fifty on cards? Maybe! Bangladesh 319/8
11:05 AM IST: Mixed joy
Pakistan close in. After Hasan Ali heroics in the morning, his partner-in-crime Shaheen Shah Afridi dismisses Taijul Islam for 11, caught by Shafique. Also 300 comes up for Bangladesh. Bangladesh 306/8
10:36 AM IST: Rahim departs
Bangladesh are losing the plot once again. After losing Liton Das early, the hosts now have lost, Mushfiqur Rahim, for 91, caught behind by Mohammad Rizwan off Faheem Ashraf. Clear disappointment on Rahim's face as he walks back. Bangladesh 276/7
10:00 AM IST: Hasan strikes again
Hasan Ali is on fire. The pacer knocks over debutant Yasir Ali for his third wicket in the match. Yasir departs for 4. Mushfiqur is still hanging on. Bangladesh 267/6
9:31 AM IST: Liton departs
Brilliant start from Pakistan in the morning. Hasan Ali traps overnight centurion Liton Das plumb in front. Liton departs for 114 from 233 balls after adding just one run. Major breakthrough for Pakistan. Bangladesh 255/5
It was a dramatic Day 1 at Chattogram. An earthquake scare, a good toss to win, a batting collapse and then a magic turnaround, Bangladesh tasted everything on a manic Friday. At the end of it all, Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim pocketed a few batting records with a workmanlike double-century partnership.
It was only the sixth time in the history of Test cricket when a fifth-wicket pair produced more than 200 runs after the first four wickets were lost inside 50 runs. Bangladesh were reduced to 49 for 4 on Friday but ended at 253 without further loss when bad light forced early stumps.
Liton Das, who was not picked for the recent T20 series against Pakistan, responded beautifully with an unbeaten 113. Former skipper and wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim was batting on 82 at close. They kept the Pakistan bowlers at bay from the first half of the morning session through the entire second and third sessions.
With the pitch offering nothing for the bowlers, the Pakistan pacers came up with a short balls plan which almost worked as Liton, on 67, mistimed one off Afridi but Khan put down the catch at midwicket. Playing with caution, Liton Das reached his first Test century off 199 balls. It was Mushfiqur's 24th half-century.