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Dhaka test: Pakistan score 161/2

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 05 Dec 2021, 11:20 am

Dhaka, 5 December 2021: Pakistan scored 161 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in 56 overs played on the first day of the Dhaka Test due to lack of light. There were 33 overs left on the first day of the match.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

Pakistan openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafiq were the first to bat. Abid and Shafiq made hundreds in both innings of the first Test in Chittagong. Bangladesh was also wary of these two openers for good reason. However, in the 19th over of the day, spinner Taizul Islam put a smile on the faces of the Tigers. Taizul bowled Shafiq, who scored 25 off 50 balls with 2 boundaries and 1 over boundary, to give Bangladesh its first victory. In the first innings of the first Test of the series, Abid and Shafiq scored 148 and 151 runs respectively.

After catching Shafiq, Taizul hit the second wicket of Pakistan in the 25th over. He also bowled Abid, who scored 133 and 91 in two innings in Chittagong. Today, Abid returned with 39 runs off 61 balls in 8 fours.

After losing two openers in the first session of the day, Pakistan went to the lunch break with 6 runs for 2 wickets in 31 overs. Azhar Ali and captain Babar Azam took the helm of the team for the third wicket. They showed dominance in the second session. Azhar and Babar dominated the Bangladeshi bowlers. In the 49th over, Babar picked up his 19th half-century in a 36-match Test career. In the current Bangladesh tour, Babar failed in the T20 series and the first Test with the bat. Babar and Azhar's unbeaten 91-run stand took Pakistan to 181 for two in 56 overs. At that time Azhar was unbeaten on 36 and Babar on 60.

After the tea break, Pakistan and Bangladesh could not enter the field. The umpires and match referees were forced to end with 33 overs left in the day's play due to lack of light.