Saturday December 04, 2021

Pakistan Batting in Second Test Against Bangladesh

DHAKA: Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Taijul Islam removed both openers after Pakistan made a steady start in the second Test at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday.

The visitors elected to bat and reached 78-2 at lunch on the first day, with Azhar Ali batting on six alongside skipper Babar Azam, eight not out, at the break.

Taijul ended a 59-run opening partnership when he bowled Abdullah Shafique for 25 runs through the gate before Abid Ali chopped one onto his stumps after knocking up 39 runs.

Pakistan lead the two-Test series 1-0 after winning the first Test by eight wickets.

The visitors fielded an unchanged squad from the first Test while Bangladesh handed Mahmudul Hasan a Test debut and brought in Shakib Al Hasan and Khaled Ahmed in three changes to the team.

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