Abid, Abdullah give Pakistan solid platform against Bangladesh

By: News Desk      Published: 09:57 AM, 27 Nov, 2021
Abid, Abdullah give Pakistan solid platform against Bangladesh
Pakistan's Abid Ali (L) and teammate Abdullah Shafique run between the wickets on the second day of the first Test cricket match between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.–AFP

An unbroken opening century stand by Abid Ali and debutant Abdullah Shafique gave Pakistan a solid platform after bowling out Bangladesh for 330 on day two of the first Test in Chittagong on Saturday.

Ali closed in on his fourth Test century to stay unbeaten on 93 while Shafique was batting on 52 as Pakistan reached 145-0 at stumps, 185 shy of Bangladesh's first innings total.  

Pace bowler Hasan Ali led Pakistan earlier with the ball, finishing with 5-51, his sixth five-wicket, which kept Bangladesh in check after the hosts resumed with 253-4 in the morning.

Liton Das top-scored with 114 for Bangladesh, adding just one run to his overnight score, while Mushfiqur Rahim, 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 past 300 before Hasan claimed two wickets in two balls to bring an end to Bangladesh's efforts with the bat.

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.


Scoreboard after Bangladesh's first innings against Pakistan on day two of the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Saturday:

Bangladesh first innings (overnight 253-4)

Shadman Islam lbw b Hasan 14

Saif Hassan c Abid b Shaheen 14

Najmul Hossain c Sajid b Faheem 14

Mominul Haque c Rizwan b Sajid 6

Mushfiqur Rahim c Rizwan b Faheem 91

Liton Das lbw b Hasan 114

Yasir Ali b Hasan 4

Mehidy Hasan not out 38

Taijul Islam c Shafique b Shaheen 11

Abu Jayed c Shafique b Hasan Ali 8

Ebadot Hossain b Hasan Ali 0

Extras (lb 14, w1, n1) 16

Total (all out; 114.4 overs) 330

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Saif), 2-33 (Shadman), 3-47 (Mominul), 4-49 (Najmul), 5-255 (Liton), 6-267 (Yasir), 7-276 (Mushfiqur), 8-304 (Taijul), 9-330 (Jayed), 10-330 (Ebadot)

Bowling: Shaheen 27-8-70-2, Hasan 20.4-5-51-5, Faheem 14-2-54-2 (w1), Sajid 27-5-79-1, Nauman 26-6-62-0 (nb1)

Pakistan first innings

Abid Ali not out                        93

Abdullah Shafique not out       52

Extras                                      0

Total (no wicket; 57 overs)       145

To bat: Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sajid Khan

Bowling: Jayed 10-0-30-0, Ebadot 12-3-31-0, Taijul 19-5-39-0, Mehidy 13-4-33-0, Mominul 3-0-12-0

Toss: Bangladesh

Umpires: Michael Gough (ENG), Sharfuddoula (ENG)

TV Umpire: Gazi Sohel (BAN)

Match Referee: Neeyamur Rashid (BAN)