Bangladesh in Pakistan, 2 Test Series, 2020

Pakistan vs Bangladesh - 1st Test

Venue: Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi

Date: 07 February-10 February, 2020

Bangladesh 168/10

RR: 2.69 | Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs

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The first Test is over but bizarrely, the second Test is two months away. And before that, a one-off ODI would be played as well. That is because Pakistan will now have their domestic T20 league, Pakistan Super League, to be staged from the 20th of this month. In that span, Bangladesh will go back home, host Zimbabwe for a full tour and then return here. Join us for the coverage of that series. And others too, in between. We take your leave for now. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

That ends an expected one-sided Test match. Bangladesh showed some promise but that was far and few in between. But there are signs. The batsmen have the talent but self-discipline is lacking. The bowling is not heavily reliant on the spinners now. Pakistan are seeing some refreshing young talent in both batting and bowling and could see themselves slowly climb up the Test rankings in a year or two. They move to 4th spot in the World Test Championship, with 140 points but India and Australia are well ahead.

Victorious Pakistan captain, Azhar Ali, lauds his side for getting the reviews on track in this Test. Admits that usually, Pakistan are not good with their reviews. On this win, Azhar says that this is included in the Test championship and any Test win is not easy. Praises his bowlers for sticking to their discipline in spite of the wicket not providing enough on the morning of the first day. Then, praises his batsmen for bedding in, supporting the hard work put in by his bowlers. On being asked about which department excites him more, batting or bowling, Azhar says that there are some good batsmen coming up and to see young fast bowlers do well is a great feeling. Thanks the Pindi crowd for turning out in large numbers not only for this match but for also turning up for the Sri Lanka game before this series. Ends by praising Naseem Shah for taking a Test hat-trick at such a young age.

Bangladesh captain, Mominul Haque, is very disappointed for not making a bigger total in the first innings on a flat wicket. On being informed that as many as 10 batsmen were dismissed between 20 and 60, Mominul says that it is a crime if you do not make a century after being set. On the feeling after Bangladesh's triumph in the Under-19 World Cup, Haque smiles and says that it is a massive achievement and believes that the future of Bangladesh cricket is in safe hands.

NASEEM SHAH HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. First, he is asked about his fitness. Naseem says that it is not a major worry and it is just a muscle pull. Hopes to resume bowling within a couple of days. Thanks the almighty for helping him perform well and also the crowd for taking out its time and coming in large numbers to watch the game. On his hat-trick and his energy during that spell, Shah smiles that the first LBW review did the trick, as he initially felt that it was going down the leg side. Once that went in his favour, he decided to go full and straight. Hopes to keep performing like this and wishes that he be remembered in a nice manner.

Now, the bowling. Pakistan were better in these conditions, exploiting the reverse and conventional swing while Bangladesh were not too bad either. Their bowling on Day 3 morning showed that they have fast bowlers coming up the ranks as Abu Jayed and Ebadot Hossain took 3 each. Pakistan have some questions to answer regarding Mohammad Abbas and Yasir Shah but the youngsters Shaheen Afridi and Naseem Shah highlighted their bowling depth. Yasir took 4 in the second but it was more because of the batsmen throwing it away. Please stay tuned for the presentation.

Second innings was a much better start from the visitors. They looked focused, determined not to throw their wickets away. They were looking in good shape at 124/2 with Sunday about to come to a close but along came Naseem for one final burst and he blew Bangladesh away. His hat-trick completely floored the tourists and they lost their way.

Pakistan too, started poorly, in their batting effort but that was it. Shan Masood grinded the opposition along with Azhar Ali and Babar Azam on Day 2 while Asad Shafiq and Haris Sohail took advantage of the platform set. They lost their way towards the end, but a lead of 212 was more than enough on this deck.

A forgetful Test for Bangladesh then. They were rocked early on Day 1 but then recovered well. However, the patience of their batsmen was tested as the middle and lower middle order threw its wickets away, after being set. That meant, only 233 was possible on a good batting track and that perhaps was where the game was gone.

Shaheen Afridi struck the right chord as he dismissed Mominul Haque in the first over of the morning. That nearly ended all hopes of a fightback and a possibility of Pakistan batting again but Rubel Hossain and Liton Das' effort managed to revive the hopes a little. They hung in there for 71 balls but eventually, the hosts found a way to break through.

Easy peasy for Pakistan then. Just 85 minutes needed to wrap the innings up on Day 4. 104 balls required to take the 4 wickets. Victory was never in doubt and it was only a question of whether Bangladesh could avoid an innings defeat.

62.2
0
Y Shah to Jayed, OUT! CAUGHT! That ends the match. Azhar Ali is pumped up as he charges across to his mates to celebrate. Tossed up outside off, Jayed cannot resist and goes for the slog sweep. All he manages is a top edge which goes straight up in the air. Asad Shafiq runs back from second slip and takes it nicely. PAKISTAN WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 44 RUNS!
62.1
0
Y Shah to Jayed, On a length outside off, watchfully defended.
61.6
0
M Abbas to Hossain, Oh dear. How to describe that? A length ball, outside off, EH gets across, then backs away, looks to push, is beaten and then again gets across and shoulders arms. Wow.
61.5
0
M Abbas to Hossain, A length ball, outside off, Hossain goes back and blocks.
61.4
0
M Abbas to Hossain, Around off, pretty straight, on track to knock the off stump out of the ground. Ebadot is squared up completely but at the last moment, the bat comes down to defend the ball.
61.3
3
M Abbas to Jayed, Full and outside off, Jayed eased this through the covers and gets three runs.
61.2
0
M Abbas to Jayed, A bouncer on middle, ducked under.
61.1
0
M Abbas to Jayed, A length ball, outside off, watchfully defended.
60.6
0
Y Shah to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
60.5
0
Y Shah to Hossain, Very full, outside off, watchfully defended.

Ebadot Hossain is the last man in.

60.4
0
Y Shah to Das, OUT! LBW! The decision is overturned against Nigel Llong again. 6th time in this Test. Full and around leg, Das looked to sweep but missed and was hit on the pads. Yasir appealed but for some reason, Llong did not raise his finger. Azhar Ali immediately went for the review and Ball Tracker showed the ball to be pitching in line of leg stump and then going straight on to hit the leg stump. Liton's fighting innings ends. He would have wished to at least help Bangladesh avoid the innings defeat. The deficit is now 47.

Huge shout for LBW! Not given and Azhar Ali takes the DRS. Nigel Llong is the umpire again. Will this be the 6th decision overturned in this Test against him? Yes sir. Poor Nigel Llong.

60.3
0
Y Shah to Das, Around off, worked towards short leg.
60.2
0
Y Shah to Das, Outside off, left alone.
60.1
0
Y Shah to Das, Outside off, punched off the back foot.
59.6
0
M Abbas to Jayed, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
59.5
0
M Abbas to Jayed, Full and around middle, flicked towards short mid-wicket.
59.4
0
M Abbas to Jayed, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
59.3
1
M Abbas to Das, Full around middle, flicked towards deep square leg. Strange call from Liton. Takes the single.
59.3
0
M Abbas to Das, WIDE. That is a wild bouncer, around off, Das ducks.
59.2
0
M Abbas to Das, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
59.1
0
M Abbas to Das, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
58.6
1
Y Shah to Das, Risky shot. The googly, outside off, Liton goes back to cut but is cramped for room. The ball just about hits the bat, in front of the keeper and goes past first slip. Mohammad Abbas tries his level best at short third man to entice the batsmen to go for the second but while he jogs towards the ball, Liton goes one step further. Walks for the single. Yasir smiles on seeing this drama. The deficit is now 49.
58.5
6
Y Shah to Das, SIX! PUMMELED! Aha... time for a change of gears then. Fun time. Floated, around off, Das gets down and mows a slog sweep over mid-wicket!
58.4
0
Y Shah to Das, Full again, worked straight to short mid-wicket.
58.3
0
Y Shah to Das, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
58.2
0
Y Shah to Das, That is a beauty. Landed outside off, Das looks to defend but the ball pitches and then zips away past the outside edge.
58.1
0
Y Shah to Das, Landed around off, spinning away, punched towards cover.
57.6
0
M Abbas to Jayed, Around off, Jayed defends this awkwardly.

Abu Jayed walks in now.

DRINKS BREAK. Bangladesh have done well to drag this into the second hour. They lost Mominul in the very first over of the day but the 71-ball stand between Rubel and Das did raise the hopes of the deficit being erased. Still 56 runs adrift. Can they make Pakistan bat again? The bowlers have been on song and it really looks like a matter of time before this game is done.

57.5
0
M Abbas to Hossain, OUT! LBW! Abbas breaks the stubborn stand. His biggest strength is his accuracy and that helps him immensely. A length ball, outside off, Rubel looks to defend but the ball comes back in a long way and hits the batsman on his pads. Abbas appeals and umpire Gaffaney raises his finger. There is a discussion between the batsmen and Das agrees for the review request to be taken. But the 15 seconds are done by then and Rubel is timed out. So he is not allowed the review. Waiting for the Ball Tracker.
57.4
0
M Abbas to Hossain, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
57.3
0
M Abbas to Hossain, Full and outside off, Rubel shoulders arms.
57.2
0
M Abbas to Hossain, A length ball, just outside off, watchfully blocked from the back foot this time.
57.1
0
M Abbas to Hossain, Full and straight, around off, watchfully defended.
56.6
0
Y Shah to Das, Full again, pushed back to the bowler.
56.5
0
Y Shah to Das, Full and around off, pushed back to the bowler.
56.4
4
Y Shah to Das, FOUR! Another poor ball. Short and outside off, spinning away, Das just opens the face of his bat and guides it behind point. Third man is vacant. The deficit is now 56 and Liton moves to 21.
56.3
0
Y Shah to Das, Full and around off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.
56.2
0
Y Shah to Das, Around off, punched back to the bowler.
56.1
4
Y Shah to Das, FOUR! Short and outside off, Das rocks back and cuts it behind point for a boundary. The stand moves to 20.
55.6
1
M Abbas to Das, Full and down the leg side, Liton flicks it through square leg. Shaheen Afridi jogs as slowly as he possibly can, so that the batsmen can take two but Liton says thank you very much and is happy with the single.
55.5
0
M Abbas to Das, Landed outside off, moving away, left alone.
55.4
0
M Abbas to Das, On middle and leg, Liton flicks this towards mid on. He initially calls for a run but then sends Rubel back. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end and it is referred upstairs but replays show that Hossain is well in.
55.3
0
M Abbas to Das, Outside off, on a length, Liton looks to defend but the ball straightens a touch and beats the outside edge.
55.2
0
M Abbas to Das, Landed outside off, left alone.
55.1
0
M Abbas to Das, On a length outside off, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

Mohammad Abbas comes back on. Just 2 overs in his fourth spell, which happened this morning. 13.4-5-27-0 so far. If you are wondering why has he bowled 4 balls in one over, he came on last evening to complete Naseem Shah's over after the latter went off the field complaining of pain in the ribs.

54.6
0
Y Shah to Hossain, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
54.5
0
Y Shah to Hossain, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
54.4
4
Y Shah to Hossain, EDGED, FOUR! That has somehow gone through. The two slips look at each other. Around off, spinning away, Rubel looks to defend off his back foot but the ball takes the outside edge. But because he played that with soft hands, the edge goes to ground. However, neither first slip nor second slip make any effort to stop that and the ball goes between them to the third man fence.
54.3
0
Y Shah to Hossain, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off.
54.2
0
Y Shah to Hossain, Fuller outside off, lesser flight, this time Hossain defends watchfully.
54.1
0
Y Shah to Hossain, Beauty. Tosses this up outside off, does Yasir and Rubel is in two minds whether to play or not. Comes half forward to defend but the ball pitches and rips away, past the outside edge.
53.6
0
S Afridi to Das, On a good length around off, solidly defended.
53.5
0
S Afridi to Das, Full on middle, pushed past the bowler down the ground but mid on has it covered.
53.4
0
S Afridi to Das, Half volley, around off, driven straight to mid off.
53.3
0
S Afridi to Das, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
53.2
0
S Afridi to Das, Back of a length outside off, steep bounce, Lito arches his back and sways away.
53.1
0
S Afridi to Das, A short ball, outside off, Das punches it towards deep point. Refuses the single.
52.6
1
Y Shah to Das, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. Retains the strike.
52.5
0
Y Shah to Das, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot.
52.4
0
Y Shah to Das, The batsman works it down the leg side.
52.3
0
Y Shah to Das, Full and around off, driven straight to mid off.
52.2
4
Y Shah to Das, FOUR! Landed outside off, dabbed to third man for a boundary.
52.1
0
Y Shah to Das, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
51.6
0
S Afridi to Hossain, A full toss, on middle, watchfully defended.
51.5
0
S Afridi to Hossain, A length ball, around middle, well blocked out.
51.4
0
S Afridi to Hossain, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
51.3
0
S Afridi to Hossain, Outside off, on a length, angling away, left alone.
51.2
0
S Afridi to Hossain, A bouncer now, around middle, ducked under.
51.1
0
S Afridi to Hossain, A terrific yorker, on middle, nearly sneaks through but Rubel gets his bat down in time to defend.
50.6
0
Y Shah to Das, Full and around middle, watchfully kept out.
50.5
0
Y Shah to Das, That is an excellent stop from Shaheen Afridi. That had four written all over it. Full on middle, Liton flicks this through mid-wicket with excellent timing. But Shaheen Afridi at short mid-wicket dives to his right and makes a solid stop.
50.4
0
Y Shah to Das, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
50.3
0
Y Shah to Das, On middle and leg, played in front of short leg.
50.2
0
Y Shah to Das, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
50.1
1
Y Shah to Hossain, Full on middle, flicked past short leg for a single.

Yasir Shah into the attack now.

49.6
0
S Afridi to Das, Afridi keeps Das off strike. Bowls this on middle and LD can only push it towards mid-wicket.
49.5
0
S Afridi to Das, Outside off, angling away, let through.
49.4
0
S Afridi to Das, On a length, around off, watchfully defended.

The camera pans onto the Pakistan dressing room where Naseem is shown resting. He went for an MRI scan last evening and everything was shown clear. But these are pretty early signs of stress fatigue. Pakistan need to handle him with care.

49.3
0
S Afridi to Das, Outside off, left alone.
49.2
0
S Afridi to Das, On middle and leg, flicked straight to mid-wicket.
49.1
0
S Afridi to Das, A length ball, around middle, Das looked to defend but got a thick inside edge onto his pads.
48.6
0
M Abbas to Hossain, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
48.5
0
M Abbas to R Hossain, SAVED BY THE INSIDE EDGE. That explains why Rubel took the review, without even consulting his partner. A full ball, outside off, Hossain looked to defend but missed as the ball came back in. He got hit on the pads and up went Afridi in an appeal. Umpire Nigel did not take long to raise his finger but neither did Rubel to raise his hand and signal a 'T'. Ultra Edge confirms that the ball hit the inside edge and then the pad. Decision overturned. 5th time in this Test against Llong.

Rubel has been adjudged LBW! He has taken the review immediately though. Inside edge? Yes. Ultra Edge confirms.

48.4
1
M Abbas to Das, A short ball, around middle, Lion pulls this towards fine leg for a single.
48.3
0
M Abbas to Das, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
48.2
0
M Abbas to Das, Full and around off, watchfully defended.
48.1
2
M Abbas to Das, Excellent effort from Abid Ali. Das flicks this through the vacant area at mid-wicket. The ball races away but Abid manages to get across from deep square leg. Dives to his left and stops the ball. Ensures that there is enough time for the batsmen to take three, but Liton is happy with two, understandably.
47.6
0
S Afridi to Hossain, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Round the wicket for this final ball...

47.5
0
S Afridi to Hossain, Back of a length, around off, watchfully defended.
47.4
0
S Afridi to Hossain, Outside off, on a length, a play and a miss.
47.3
0
S Afridi to Hossain, A bouncer, on middle, ducked under.
47.2
0
S Afridi to Hossain, Around off, defended watchfully.
47.1
0
S Afridi to Hossain, INSIDE EDGE, BUT IT DOES NOT CARRY! A length ball, outside off, Rubel looks to defend but the cherry nips back in and cuts him into half.
46.6
4
M Abbas to Das, FOUR! Fine shot to get off the mark. A length ball, outside off, Das gets on his back foot and punches it through the covers. He has a job in hand here, to bat with the tail. How well can he farm the strike?
46.5
0
M Abbas to Das, Full and around off, watchfully pushed back to the bowler.
46.4
0
M Abbas to Das, The batsman defends it from within the crease.
46.3
0
M Abbas to Das, A length ball, outside off, coming in, Liton looked to defend but got a thick inside edge onto his pads.
46.2
0
M Abbas to Das, Full and straight again, watchfully pushed towards mid on.
46.1
0
M Abbas to Das, Full and around off, watchfully defended.

Mohammad Abbas to share the attack this morning.

Rubel Hossain walks in, in the very second over of the morning.

45.6
0
S Afridi to Haque, OUT! LBW! A close, close call but the decision is upheld. Describing the events chronologically. A full ball, outside off, swinging in, Mominul looked to flick but was missed and was hit on the pads. Afridi appealed, umpire Gaffaney thought for a while and then raised his finger. Mominul immediately reviewed, indicating to his partner that there was bat involved. Now, here comes the controversy. Umpire Erasmus checks the Ultra Edge and it is not exactly clear whether the ball has hit the pad first and then the bat or vice versa. The bat has definitely hit the pad. But umpire Erasmus is convinced within a couple of looks that the ball has not hit the bat at all. Goes for the Ball Tracker and that shows the ball to be crashing into leg stump. Mominul is not amused but has to walk back. Afridi strikes in his very first over of Monday. Bangladesh still trail by 82.

A wicket in the first over of the day! But Mominul has reviewed this. He indicates to his partner that he has hit this, on being adjudged LBW. Ultra Edge detects a massive spike but the bat has hit the pad and the ball has hit the bat at the same time. Close call. But the third umpire feels the ball has hit the pad alone. Ball Tracker shows it to be hitting the leg stump. Gone!

45.5
4
S Afridi to M Haque, FOUR! BRILLIANT! What a way to get the day underway. Full and outside off, Mominul leans and drives this between cover and point.
45.4
0
S Afridi to Haque, Full and outside off, let through.
45.3
0
S Afridi to Haque, Outside off, played straight to point.
45.2
0
S Afridi to Haque, Landed outside off, left alone.
45.1
0
S Afridi to Haque, Around off, defended watchfully.

The players are out in the middle. Shaheen Afridi to start off proceedings for the day to Mominul Haque. Here we go...

Pakistan coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, is having a chat with Danny Morrison. Smiles and praises Bangladesh for bowling really well in the morning session on Day 3. Lauds their discipline but also rues some loose shots from Pakistan batsmen. Honestly says that the team was looking at a lead of around 300 but then credits Bangladesh. Then comes to his own unit and appreciates the way the bowling performed.

PITCH REPORT - Danny Morrison observes a few cracks around the good length area and expects the spinner (s) to have a say. Expects a bit of lateral movement early in the morning and predicts a quick finish in the first session itself.

WEATHER - A bright and sunny morning welcomes us to Monday in Rawalpindi. There is a forecast of rain but around 4 pm local time.

Day 3 was turning out to be an ordinary dull day of a Test but Naseem Shah's hat-trick not only spiced things up, but also hastened this match towards completion. But cricket is a story of uncertainties and comebacks. Not too long ago, the colts from Bangladesh staved off a stunning attacking bowling display from India to win the 2020 Under-19 World Cup. Can the seniors take any inspiration from the same?

Final day of the match? Final session perhaps? A trail of 86 with just one recognized batting pair left. Bangladesh find themselves against the wall with a difficult task of saving an innings defeat, let alone the Test. They have no way to go apart from try and bat for as long as possible and keep it in small aims. Hello and a warm welcome.

... DAY 4, SESSION 1 ...

Looking at the game, Pakistan are in the driver's seat as they are just 4 wickets away from sealing a win. Bangladesh, on the other hand, still trail by 86 runs and will look to erase that first without losing any further wickets. Day 4 might see the end of this match but you never know. Will Pakistan win by an innings or will Bangladesh make them bat again? Do join us on Day 4 at 1000 local (0500 GMT). Till then cheers!

Bangladesh made amends to their bowling from the other day and came out with a plan. Their opening bowlers Abu Jayed and Ebadot Hossain bowled with great rhythm and kept the opposition batters quiet. Rubel Hossain was lethal in his bowling as he constantly peppered the batsmen with short stuff. Taijul Islam held one end up and that helped the pacers to chip in with wickets. In the morning session, they took 4 wickets which included the wicket of centurion Babar Azam as well. At the end of Pakistan's innings, Bangladesh were trailing by 212 runs.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan resumed their innings from 342/3 but could not get partnerships going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. The last 7 wickets added just 103 more to their overnight score and managed to post 445 on board. Haris Sohail took the fight to the opposition and somewhat succeeded in his attempt but lack of support from the other end brought about his downfall.

An engrossing session of play. What looked like a sedate session early on, Naseem Shah's spell brought life to it. He was class apart in his bowling as his hat-trick took the wheels out of Bangladesh's batting. In the process, he became the youngest bowler to claim a Test hat-trick. Still trailing by 86 runs and with just 4 wickets in hand, it looks a daunting task for the visitors to save this match.

Well, the light is not that great and the umpires are taking the players off. Since we are already past the scheduled close of play, it will be STUMPS ON DAY 3!

44.6
0
Y Shah to Das, Tossed up on off, Das blocks it off the back foot.

Liton Das comes into the middle now.

44.5
0
Shah to M Mithun, OUT! Castled! Another one goes. Flatter and around off, Mithun looks to pull it but the ball skids on and beats him. It goes beneath his bat and crashes onto the middle stump.
44.4
0
Y Shah to Mithun, Tossed up on off, Mithun blocks it off the front foot.
44.3
0
Y Shah to Mithun, Flatter and on off, punched off the back foot towards covers.
44.2
0
Y Shah to Mithun, Flatter and outside off, punched towards covers off the back foot.
44.1
0
Y Shah to Mithun, Leg spinner starting on middle and off, Mithun punches it off the back foot.

Yasir Shah is on now.

43.6
0
S Afridi to Haque, Length and outside off, the batter leaves it.
43.5
0
S Afridi to Haque, Landed outside off, played straight to point.
43.4
0
S Afridi to Haque, On a length outside off, Haque stays back and defends.
43.3
0
S Afridi to Haque, Full and outside off, driven sweetly but straight to mid off.
43.2
0
S Afridi to Haque, Outside off, left alone.
43.1
0
S Afridi to Haque, On a length outside off, Mominul plays inside the line and gets beaten.
42.6
0
M Abbas to Mithun, Fuller in length and around off, blocked off the back foot towards the bowler.
42.5
0
M Abbas to Mithun, Length and outside off, left alone.

Oh dear. Naseem is off the ground. He is being treated on his right elbow. Hope it is nothing serious.

42.4
0
M Abbas to Mithun, Full and on off, defended off the front foot.
42.3
0
M Abbas to Mithun, Full and on off, blocked off the front foot.
42.2
0
N Shah to Mithun, Full and outside off, played to point.
42.1
1
N Shah to Haque, Full and angled on middle, Haque flicks it to the leg side for a single.
41.6
0
S Afridi to Mithun, Length and outside off, Mithun lets it be.
41.5
0
S Afridi to Mithun, Bouncer! Short and down the leg side, Mithun ducks under it.
41.4
1
S Afridi to Haque, Length outside off, Haque plays it to point for a run.
41.3
0
S Afridi to Haque, Good length ball outside off, Haque leaves it.
41.2
0
S Afridi to Haque, Full and going down the leg side, Haque looks to flick it but misses it. Rizwan collects it by going to his right.
41.1
0
S Afridi to Haque, Length ball outside off, Haque leaves it.

Mohammad Mithun walks in now to face the music.

40.6
0
N Shah to Mahmudullah, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Three in three for Naseem and he is ecstatic! Youngest ever to take a Test hat-trick. Take a bow, young lad. But a poor shot from the former skipper. Full and wide outside off, could have been left alone but Mahmudullah goes after it. All he manages is a thick outside edge which goes straight to first slip where Haris Sohail completes the formalities! The young lad is running wildly and his teammates are struggling to catch up with him. Well bowled. The complexion of this day has changed in just 5 minutes.

Mahmudullah has to come out now. He is facing a young lad on fire, to try and become the youngest to take a Test hat-trick.

40.5
0
N Shah to Islam, OUT! LBW! Two in two! Mominul does not get to face any ball as long as Taijul was there. True. But that is because he lasts only one ball! What a delivery to the tail-ender. His innings ends even before it starts and Naseem has his tail up. The yorker, outside off, swinging back in, Taijul looks to dig it out but misses. He is hit on the pads and up goes Nigel Llong's finger! Naseem is on a hat-trick!

Taijul Islam walks in as the nightwatchman. Not much time left. His job is to ensure Mominul does not get much strike.

40.4
0
N Shah to Shanto, OUT! LBW! Height is not an issue! Najmul Hossain Shanto has to go. That looked high to the naked eye. But the technology says something else. Full and angling on middle, Shanto looks to flick it but misses the ball completely there. He gets rapped on the pads and there is an appeal from the bowler. The umpire shakes his head. Azhar Ali takes the review after a bit of a discussion and the replays roll in. Naseem is fine on the front foot. Now Ultra Edge comes in and there is no bat involved. Now Ball Tracker comes in and it shows three reds! The ball is projected to hit the leg stump. Mominul asks Nigel Llong as to how is that out - to which, Llong replies, 'I don't know, mate.' Poor umpire. 4 decisions, not given, all overturned (so far). The long stand of 71 is broken.

An appeal for lbw! Pakistan have taken the review. Height seems to be an issue. Ultra Edge detects no inside edge on this one. Here comes Ball Tracker. And it shows three reds. Shanto will have to go!

40.3
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a fuller length and on off, pushed to covers.
40.2
2
N Shah to Shanto, Full and on middle, flicked towards square leg for a couple.
40.1
1
N Shah to Haque, Length ball on middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
39.6
1
S Afridi to Haque, Full and angled on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket. Mominul retains the strike with a single.
39.5
0
S Afridi to Haque, Length ball on off, pushed off the back foot towards covers.
39.4
0
S Afridi to Haque, Some chin music from Afridi here. He bowls it way short and down the leg side, Haque ducks under it.
39.3
0
S Afridi to Haque, Full and wide outside off, Mominul makes a leave.
39.2
0
S Afridi to Haque, On a good length and on middle, tucked towards the leg side.
39.1
0
S Afridi to Haque, Length and outside off, Haque watches the ball closely as he leaves it.

Shaheen Afridi is back on. 8-1-33-0 are his figures so far.

38.6
0
N Shah to Shanto, Full and around off, Shanto defends it off the front foot.
38.5
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length ball around off, Shanto punches the ball off the back foot.
38.4
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length ball on off, Shanto punches it to covers off the back foot.
38.3
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length delivery on off, Shanto guides it towards the off side.
38.2
0
N Shah to Shanto, Good length delivery on off, Shanto defends it off the front foot.
38.1
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a length on off, Najmul taps it to point.

Naseem Shah is back on.

37.6
1
A Shafiq to Shanto, Full and on middle, Shanto drives it towards mid on for a single.
37.5
0
A Shafiq to Shanto, Tossed up on off, Shanto looks to defend it but gets an outside edge which goes towards gully along the ground.
37.4
0
A Shafiq to Shanto, Tossed up on off, Shanto drives it towards covers.
37.3
1
A Shafiq to Haque, Full and on the pads, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
37.2
1
A Shafiq to Shanto, Flatter and on off, punched off the back foot towards covers for a single.
37.1
1
A Shafiq to Haque, Short and wide outside off, Haque cuts it through point for a single.
36.6
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Full and on off, flicked to mid-wicket.
36.5
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Full and on off, pushed to the leg side off the back foot.
36.4
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Full and on off, Shanto defends it off the front foot.
36.3
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Full and on off, pushed to covers.
36.2
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Full and on off, Shanto blocks it off the front foot.
36.1
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Length and on off, Shanto lets it be.
35.6
2
A Shafiq to Haque, Full and on the pads, Haque flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a couple.
35.5
0
A Shafiq to Haque, Tossed up on off, driven straight back to the bowler.
35.4
1
A Shafiq to Shanto, Flatter and outside off, Shanto punches it through covers and gets single.
35.3
0
A Shafiq to Shanto, BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Shanto looks to lay bat on ball but he fails to do so.
35.2
1
A Shafiq to Haque, Tossed up on off, driven towards mid off for a single.
35.1
1
A Shafiq to Shanto, Tossed up ball on off, Shanto sweeps it towards fine leg and gets a single.
34.6
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length and outside off, Haque guides it towards gully.
34.5
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length ball on off, Haque pushes it off the back foot towards covers.
34.4
0
M Abbas to Haque, Outside off, left alone.
34.3
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length and outside off, Haque lets it be. A hint of shape away on this ball.
34.2
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length and close to the off pole. Haque makes a judgemental leave.
34.1
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length and outside off, Haque lets it be.
33.6
1
A Shafiq to Haque, Flatter and outside off, punched through covers for a single.
33.5
0
A Shafiq to Haque, Tossed up on off, Haque drives it to covers.
33.4
0
A Shafiq to M Haque, Almost a wicket there. Tossed up ball on off, Haque goes for a whip but the ball takes the outside edge and flies towards the vacant point region.
33.3
0
A Shafiq to Haque, Floated ball on off, Haque blocks it off the back foot.
33.2
1
A Shafiq to Shanto, Full and on off, driven towards long on for a single.
33.1
1
A Shafiq to M Haque, Flatter and shorter outside off, Haque cuts it to point for a single.

Asad Shafiq to bowl now.

32.6
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Length ball outside off, Najmul lets it be.
32.5
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Length ball on off, Najmul defends it off the front foot.
32.4
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Length and on off, blocked off the back foot.
32.3
4
M Abbas to Shanto, FOUR! Full and outside off, Najmul just opens the face of the bat and guides it past gully for a boundary.
32.2
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Length and on off, Najmul defends it by getting right behind the ball.
32.1
0
M Abbas to Shanto, Length ball on off, Najmul punches the ball off the back foot towards covers.
31.6
1
Y Shah to Shanto, Tossed up on off, Najmul pushes it to mid off and takes the run.
31.5
0
Y Shah to Shanto, The batsman works it down the leg side.
31.4
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Tossed up on off, Najmul blocks it off the back foot.
31.3
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Leg spinner turning into the batsman and Najmul does well to block it off the front foot.
31.2
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Tossed up around off, Shanto drives it covers.
31.1
1
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up on middle and leg, Haque tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets to the other end. 50-run stand comes up between the two.
30.6
1
M Abbas to Haque, Full and outside off, Haque opens the face of the bat and guides it towards point for a single.
30.5
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length and around off, Haque drives it to mid off and the fielder there does well to mop it.
30.4
1
M Abbas to Shanto, Length and on middle, driven to mid on for a quick single.
30.3
1
M Abbas to Haque, Another ball on off, pushed towards covers for a single. 100 up for Bangladesh!
30.2
0
M Abbas to Haque, Full and outside off, driven straight to the man at covers.
30.1
0
M Abbas to Haque, Full and outside off, driven straight to point.
29.6
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Floated ball on off, pushed to the bowler off the front foot.
29.5
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Flatter and around off, blocked off the front foot towards covers.
29.4
1
Y Shah to Haque, Full and on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket for a single.
29.3
4
Y Shah to Haque, FOUR! Good shot and great timing on it. Floated ball on middle and leg, Haque sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
29.2
0
Y Shah to Haque, Flighted ball on off, tucked towards the leg side.
29.1
1
Y Shah to Shanto, Floated outside off, tapped towards point for a single.

Drinks Break! It has been an excellent hour for Bangladesh. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mominul Haque have done well to stay out there. On the other hand, the hosts have done well to keep it tight and will look to pick quick wickets after the break.

28.6
0
M Abbas to Haque, BEATEN! Full delivery outside off, Haque looks to drive but misses it.
28.5
0
M Abbas to Haque, Good length delivery on off, Mominul blocks it off the front foot.
28.4
4
M Abbas to Haque, FOUR! Terrific shot! Full delivery on middle, Haque drives it through mid on for a boundary.
28.3
0
M Abbas to Haque, On a good length on middle, Haque defends it off the front foot.
28.2
0
M Abbas to Haque, Length delivery on off, Haque plays it to point.
28.1
0
M Abbas to Haque, On a good length on off, Haque defends it off the back foot.

Mohammad Abbas is back on. 6-3-9-0 are his figures so far.

27.6
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Yasir Shah bowls it down the leg side, Najmul looks to flick but misses it.
27.5
6
Y Shah to Shanto, SIX! Amazing shot! Tossed up delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a biggie.
27.4
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Loopy delivery on off, Hossain Shanto defends it off the back foot.
27.3
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Floated delivery on middle and leg, Najmul looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.
27.2
1
Y Shah to Haque, Flighted delivery on middle, Haque drives it through mid on for a single.
27.1
0
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up delivery on off, Haque drives it towards mid off.
26.6
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Full delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto drives it back towards the bowler.
26.5
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Good length delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto keeps it out.
26.4
0
S Afridi to Shanto, On a length on off, Hossain Shanto plays it towards point.
26.3
4
S Afridi to Shanto, FOUR! Poor delivery from Afridi! Full delivery on the pads, Hossain Shanto flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
26.2
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Bowls a bouncer outside off, Najmul does well to duck under it.
26.1
0
S Afridi to Shanto, On a good length on off, Hossain Shanto blocks it off the front foot.
25.6
0
Y Shah to Haque, On off, Haque defends it off the back foot.
25.5
0
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up delivery on middle, Mominul flicks it towards the leg side.
25.4
0
Y Shah to Haque, Flighted delivery on middle, Haque nudges it to mid-wicket.
25.3
4
Y Shah to Haque, FOUR! Nice shot. Floated delivery on middle, Haque lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
25.2
0
Y Shah to Haque, Loopy delivery on off, Haque defends it off the back foot.
25.1
1
Y Shah to Shanto, TOP EDGE BUT SAFE! Tossed up delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto looks to sweep but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards square leg. The batsmen take a single.
24.6
0
S Afridi to Haque, Length delivery on off, the skipper plays it to covers.
24.5
0
S Afridi to Haque, On a good length on off, Mominul defends it off the front foot.
24.4
0
S Afridi to Haque, Full again on off, Haque drives it back towards the bowler.
24.3
1
S Afridi to Hossain Shanto, Full delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto drives it through mid on for a single.
24.2
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Good length delivery on off, Najmul defends it off the front foot.
24.1
1
S Afridi to Haque, On a length on middle, Hossain Shanto flicks it through square leg for a single.
23.6
1
Y Shah to Haque, Flatter and outside off, Haque opens the face of the bat and guides it through third man and retains the strike.
23.5
0
Y Shah to Haque, Flatter and around off, Haque blocks it off the back foot.
23.4
0
Y Shah to Haque, Flighted and on middle and leg, Haque tucks it to the leg side.
23.3
1
Y Shah to Shanto, Tossed up outside off, driven towards covers for a single.
23.2
4
Y Shah to Shanto, FOUR! Great way to counter Yasir Shah. Shah tosses one up on the rough outside off, Najmul gets into position and reverse sweeps it brilliantly towards point and gets a boundary.
23.1
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Leg spinner on middle, Najmul tucks it to mid-wicket.
22.6
4
S Afridi to Haque, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Haque cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
22.5
0
S Afridi to Haque, On a good length on off, Haque offers no shot to this one and gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. There was a lot of height on this and that is why the umpire disagreed with the bowler. But since the keeper too failed to collect it, the ball rolls to the fence. The umpire gives it as a dead ball.
22.5
0
S Afridi to Haque, WIDE! Short and wide outside off, Haque looks to play an upper cut but misses it.
22.4
0
S Afridi to Haque, Good length delivery on off, Haque defends it off the back foot.
22.3
0
S Afridi to Haque, Outside off, Haque offers no shot to this one.
22.2
0
S Afridi to Haque, On a good length on off, Haque blocks it off the back foot.
22.1
0
S Afridi to Haque, Short delivery down the leg side, Haque looks to flick but misses it.
21.6
1
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up delivery on middle, Haque flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
21.5
0
Y Shah to Haque, On middle, Haque flicks it to mid-wicket.
21.4
0
Y Shah to Haque, Floated delivery on off, the skipper defends it off the front foot.
21.3
0
Y Shah to Haque, Loopy delivery on middle, Mominul nudges it to mid-wicket.
21.2
0
Y Shah to Haque, Flighted delivery on off, Haque blocks it off the back foot.
21.1
0
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up delivery on middle, Haque flicks it to mid-wicket.
20.6
0
S Afridi to Shanto, On a good length on off, Hossain Shanto defends it out.
20.5
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Length delivery on off, Najmul punches it to point.
20.4
0
S Afridi to Shanto, BEATEN! Short and outside off, Najmul looks to cut but misses it.
20.3
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Good length delivery on off, Najmul defends it off the back foot.
20.2
0
S Afridi to Shanto, Outside off, Hossain Shanto offers no shot to this one.
20.1
0
S Afridi to Shanto, On a good length on off, Hossain Shanto blocks it off the back foot.

Shaheen Afridi is on. 4-0-22-0 so far from him.

19.6
0
Y Shah to Haque, Full delivery on middle, Haque drives it towards mid on.
19.5
0
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up delivery on middle, Haque keeps it out.
19.4
0
Y Shah to Haque, Full delivery on off, Mominul drives it to covers.
19.3
0
Y Shah to Haque, Loopy delivery on off, Haque defends it off the front foot.
19.2
2
Y Shah to Haque, Flighted delivery on middle, Haque flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
19.1
1
Y Shah to Hossain Shanto, Tossed up delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto drives it through mid on for a single.
18.6
1
N Shah to Shanto, On a length on middle, Hossain Shanto flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
18.5
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a good length on off, Najmul defends it off the back foot.
18.4
0
N Shah to Shanto, Naseem Shah bowls it down the leg side, Hossain Shanto lets it go.
18.3
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length delivery on off, Najmul taps it towards point.
18.2
0
N Shah to Shanto, Full delivery on off, Hossain Shanto drives it towards mid off.
18.1
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a good length on off, Hossain Shanto blocks it off the back foot.
17.6
0
Y Shah to Haque, On middle, the skipper keeps it out.
17.5
0
Y Shah to Haque, Tossed up delivery on middle, Haque defends it off the back foot.
17.4
0
Y Shah to Haque, Floated delivery on off, Haque blocks it well.
17.3
1
Y Shah to Shanto, Loopy delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto sweeps it through square leg for a single.
17.2
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Flighted delivery on off, Hossain Shanto defends it off the back foot.
17.1
0
Y Shah to Shanto, Tossed up delivery on off, Hossain Shanto defends it off the front foot.
16.6
0
N Shah to Haque, Outside off, Haque shoulders arms to this one.
16.5
0
N Shah to Haque, On a length on middle, Mominul flicks it to mid-wicket.
16.4
0
N Shah to Haque, Good length delivery outside off, Haque shoulders arms to this one.
16.3
1
N Shah to Shanto, Length delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
16.2
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a good length on off, Hossain Shanto defends it off the front foot.
16.1
0
N Shah to Shanto, Full delivery on off, Hossain Shanto drives it to covers.
15.6
0
Y Shah to Haque, Loopy ball on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.

Mominul Haque, the skipper, is the new batsman in.

15.5
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, OUT! LBW! Bangladesh lose their experienced campaigner Tamim Iqbal. The leg spinner consumes the batter here. Iqbal looks to flick this leg spinner to the leg side but completely gets beaten and is rapped flush on the pads. The bowler goes up in appeal and the umpire gives his verdict by raising his finger. Tamim was looking to overpower Yasir Shah but the bowler gets the better of him.
15.4
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Floated ball on off, pushed off the back foot towards covers.
15.3
2
Y Shah to Iqbal,Complete misjudgement. Tamim Iqbal lines himself up for another sweep and Yasir Shah cleverly bowls it a bit full and gets some extra bounce once again on it. Tamim goes through with the shot and gets a top edge that goes high and towards square leg. Shan Masood runs behind to take the catch but overruns himself to lose the track of the ball. The batsmen get two runs.
15.2
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Tossed up on off, Iqbal looks to defend it but it hits him on the pads.
15.1
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Tossed up on middle and leg, Tamim looks to sweep it behind square on the leg side but does not connect.
14.6
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length and on off, defended off the front foot towards covers.
14.5
0
N Shah to Shanto, Fuller length ball on off, blocked off the front foot towards covers.
14.4
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length and outside off, left alone by Tamim.
14.3
0
N Shah to Hossain Shanto, Full and on off, driven towards mid off.
14.2
0
N Shah to Shanto, Fuller in length and outside off, Najmul pushes it to covers off the front foot.
14.1
0
N Shah to Shanto, Length and on off, defended off the front foot.

Naseem Shah to bowl from the other end. 3-0-20-1 are his figures so far.

13.6
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Full and on off, Iqbal turns it towards mid-wicket.
13.5
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Flatter and on middle, tucked towards square leg.
13.4
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Tossed up on off, flicked to mid-wicket.
13.3
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Floated ball on off, Iqbal tucks it to mid-wicket.
13.2
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Leg spinner on middle, a bit of extra bounce on it too. Iqbal looks to paddle it but can only hit it to short fine leg.
13.1
0
Y Shah to Iqbal, Loopy delivery on middle, Iqbal works it to leg side.

We are back for the final session of Day 3. The Pakistan players are out in the middle. Tamim Iqbal and Najmul Hossain Shanto will resume their innings for Bangladesh. Yasir Shah will inaugurate the final session of Day 3.

... Day 3, Session 3 ...

Pakistan batted for 10.5 overs after Lunch and were bowled out for 445 on board and ended with a lead of 212 runs. Bangladesh started their second innings watchfully and then were getting a move on but they lost Saif Hassan to a beauty from Naseem Shah. Pakistan new ball bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas looked for some assistance from the surface but failed to find any of it. But introduction of Naseem Shah was a great move from skipper Azhar Ali. He not only got the ball to skid but also got some extra bounce on his deliveries. A couple of his deliveries also kept low and one such delivery consumed Saif Hassan. Pakistan still have enough in their pockets to play with. They would look to dent Bangladesh in the final session of the day and push them on the back foot. On the other hand, Bangladesh would want their batsmen to stay out there and not lose any more wickets. Join us back at 1500 local (1000 GMT).

12.6
2
N Shah to Shanto, Full delivery on middle, Hossain Shanto flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 3!
12.5
0
N Shah to Shanto, Good length delivery on off, Hossain Shanto blocks it off the back foot.
12.4
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a good length on off, Hossain Shanto keeps it out.
12.3
0
N Shah to Shanto, Good length delivery on off, Hossain Shanto blocks it off the back foot.
12.2
0
N Shah to Shanto, Full delivery on off, Hossain Shanto drives it back towards the bowler.
12.1
0
N Shah to Shanto, Good length delivery on off, Hossain Shanto defends it off the front foot.
11.6
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On off, Iqbal blocks it well.
11.5
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length on off, Tamim defends it out.
11.4
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Full delivery on off, Tamim drives it to covers where the fielder makes a good stop.
11.3
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Good length delivery on off, Tamim defends it off the back foot.
11.2
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length and outside off, Iqbal offers no shot to this one.
11.1
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Full delivery on off, Iqbal drives it back towards the bowler.
10.6
0
N Shah to Shanto, On a length on middle, Hossain Shanto flicks it towards the leg side.
10.5
1
N Shah to Iqbal, On a length on middle, Iqbal flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
10.4
4
N Shah to Iqbal, FOUR! This is even better! Full delivery on middle, Tamim flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
10.3
4
N Shah to Iqbal, FOUR! Classic shot. Full delivery on off, Iqbal drives it through mid off for a boundary.
10.2
0
N Shah to Iqbal, Good length delivery on off, Iqbal defends it off the back foot.
10.1
1
N Shah to Shanto, On a length on middle, Hossain Shanto flicks it towards square leg for a single.
9.6
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Good length delivery on off, Iqbal keeps it out.
9.5
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Outside off, Tamim shoulders arms to this one.
9.4
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length on middle, Iqbal blocks it off the front foot.
9.3
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Full delivery on off, Iqbal drives it back towards the bowler.
9.2
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Good length delivery on middle, Tamim blocks it off the back foot.
9.1
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length on off, Iqbal defends it off the front foot.

Najmul Hossain Shanto is the new man in.

8.6
0
N Shah to Hassan, OUT! TIMBER! The youngster is just superb with his bowling. This time he keeps it on a length and slightly closer to the off pole. Hassan looks to defend it off the back foot once again but the ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and the pad to crash on the off and middle poles. Pakistan get the start they wanted.
8.5
0
N Shah to Hassan, On a good length on middle, Hassan blocks it well.
8.4
0
N Shah to Hassan, Good length delivery on off, Hassan defends it off the back foot.
8.3
0
N Shah to Hassan, Simply unplayable! Naseem Shah is superb with the cherry in his hand. He bowls one on a length and outside off, Hassan looks to defend it to the off side but the ball does not bounce much and it goes between the bat and the body and on the bounce to Rizwan who does well to keep it.
8.2
4
N Shah to Hassan, FOUR! That is smashed! Short and outside off, Hassan cuts it through point for a boundary.
8.1
4
N Shah to Hassan, FOUR! Cracking shot. Short and outside off, Hassan slashes it over third man for a boundary.

Naseem Shah is on now. it would be a challenge for the batsmen to counter his extra pace on this flat and skiddy surface.

7.6
0
Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length on middle, Iqbal looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
7.5
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Good length delivery on middle, Iqbal looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
7.4
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length on off, Tamim defends it off the back foot.
7.3
0
M Abbas to T Iqbal, Good length delivery on middle, Tamim looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes to mid-wicket.
7.2
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, On a good length on leg, Iqbal looks to defend off the front foot but gets hit on the thigh pad.
7.1
4
M Abbas to Iqbal, FOUR! Good wrist work from Tamim Iqbal! Full delivery on middle, Iqbal flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.6
0
S Afridi to Hassan, Good length delivery on off, Hassan blocks it off the back foot.
6.5
1
S Afridi to Iqbal, On a length on middle, Iqbal flicks it towards square leg for a single.
6.4
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Bowls a bumper, Tamim again ducks under it.
6.3
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Bowls a bouncer, Iqbal does well to duck under it.
6.2
2
S Afridi to Iqbal, Full delivery on middle, Tamim flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
6.1
4
S Afridi to Iqbal, FOUR! Lovely shot! On a length on off, Iqbal punches it off the back foot through point for a boundary.
5.6
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Good length delivery on middle, Hassan blocks it well.
5.5
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Full delivery on off, Hassan drives it towards mid off.
5.4
0
M Abbas to Hassan, On a good length on middle, Hassan defends it out.
5.3
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Good length delivery on off, Hassan stands tall and defends it off the back foot.
5.2
4
M Abbas to Hassan, FOUR! Beautifully done! Slight width on offer to play with for the batter. Saif Hassan uses it to good effect as he just opens the face of the bat and guides it through point. The ball rolls all along the carpet for a boundary.
5.1
0
M Abbas to S Hassan, On a good length on off, Hassan looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It lands safely towards point.
4.6
4
S Afridi to Iqbal, FOUR! Second boundary of the over. Full delivery on middle, Iqbal drives it through mid on for a boundary.
4.5
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Length delivery on off, Tamim plays it to point.
4.4
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, On a good length on off, Tamim blocks it off the front foot.
4.3
4
S Afridi to T Iqbal, FOUR! On a length on off, Iqbal looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
4.2
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Good length delivery on off, Iqbal keeps it out.
4.1
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, On a good length on off, Iqbal defends it off the front foot.
3.6
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Another length ball on off and it is blocked solidly off the front foot.
3.5
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Length and around off, defended off the front foot towards the off side.
3.4
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Short of a length and outside off, Hassan looks to cut it through the off side but gets a bottom edge onto his pads.
3.3
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Short of a length and on off, Hassan pushes it off the back foot.
3.2
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Full and on off, blocked off the front foot towards covers.
3.1
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Fuller in length and swinging into the batsman there. Hassan goes for the flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Saif is not using his feet there.
2.6
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Length and on off, Iqbal defends it off the back foot.
2.5
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, SWING AND A MISS! Full and on off, Iqbal looks to play that uppishly but gets beaten as the ball goes past the outside edge.
2.4
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Full and on off, pushed off the back foot towards covers.
2.3
2
S Afridi to Iqbal,Full and angled on middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a couple.
2.2
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Full and angled on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
2.1
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Full and outside off, tapped towards point off the back foot.
1.6
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Short of a length ball on of, blocked off the back foot towards covers.
1.5
0
M Abbas to Hassan, Length and around off, punched off the back foot towards covers.
1.4
1
M Abbas to Iqbal, Full and on off, tapped towards covers for a single.
1.3
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Length and wide outside off, Tamim lets it be.
1.2
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Full and on middle, Iqbal defends it to the leg side.
1.1
0
M Abbas to Iqbal, Full and on off, flicked towards mid-wicket.

Mohammad Abbas to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
S Afridi to Hassan, BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Hassan looks to fend at this one but misses it.
0.5
0
S Afridi to Hassan, Short delivery on off, Hassan stands tall and defends it off the back foot.
0.4
4
S Afridi to Hassan, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark in Test cricket! Full delivery outside off, Hassan drives it through covers for a boundary.
0.3
0
S Afridi to Hassan, On a good length and outside off, Hassan shoulders arms to this one.
0.2
1
S Afridi to Iqbal, On a length on middle, Iqbal flicks it towards mid-wicket and takes a quick single.
0.1
0
S Afridi to Iqbal, Afridi starts with a length delivery down the leg side, Iqbal looks to flick but misses it.