Chittagong. Pakistan need just 93 runs to win over Bangladesh in the first Test here, thanks to unbeaten half-centuries from Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafiq. On Monday, Pakistan scored 109/0 at the end of day’s play and needed 93 more runs on the final day to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Both the openers scored half-centuries for the second time while playing and put Pakistan in a strong position in the match.
Earlier, Bangladesh were all out for just 157 despite Liton Das’s half-century in the second innings as Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed by Hasan Ali in the first over of the day. After this, Liton and Yasir Ali did a good job hitting some boundaries. Both tried hard to score runs, but the excellent bowling of Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali and Sajid Khan did not give the Bangladesh batsmen a chance to score runs.
After this, Yasir Ali got injured on a ball from Shaheen Shah.
Noorul Hasan, who came to bat after Yasir’s departure, put on a 38-run partnership with Liton, but Afridi made Liton his victim as lbw. After this, no Bangladesh batsman could last long and thus Bangladesh’s team was reduced to 157 runs. Pakistan was given a target of 202 runs.
Bangladesh 330 and 157 (Liton Das 59, Yasir Ali 36, Shaheen Afridi 5/32, Sajid Khan 3/33) vs Pakistan 286 and 109/0 (Abid Ali 56 not out, Abdullah Shafiq 53 not out).
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