Rain delays start of second day of Dhaka Test
CRICDOT DESK : Untimely rain restricts the second day of the Dhaka Test. No balls has not been played yet. On the first day, due to lack of light, 33 overs had to be drawn. So 30 minutes before the start of the game today. But on the second day also the rain stopped in the field.
On the first day of the Dhaka Test, Pakistan has an advantageous position with the bat of Babar Azam and Azhar Ali. At the end of the first day, the visiting team collected 161 runs for the loss of two wickets in 56 overs. Babar Azam is unbeaten on 70 off 99 balls. Azhar Ali is accompanying him with 32 runs off 112 balls.
Bangladesh received only two wickets in the first session. Bangladesh could not take any wicket in the second session. Due to lack of light, the day’s game was not played on the field after the tea break.
Earlier, Bangladesh lost the toss in the second and final Test of the two-match series. Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat. Muminul said that if he had won the toss, he would have decided to bat first.
The Tiger pacers saw the swing from the beginning when it came to bowling. Ebadat-Khaled started well with the new ball. Ebadat also created opportunities for outs. The Bangladesh captain attacked Shakib in the tenth over of the match. Muminul then brought in spinners to attack from both ends. Finally, in the 19th over, Bangladesh got the first wicket with Taizul’s hand. Shafiq was bowled by Taizul for 25 runs. His farewell broke the pair of 59 runs.
In the Chittagong Test, Pakistan opener Abid Ali lost to Bangladesh alone with the bat. He scored 224 runs in two innings, a century and a half-century alone. This time, before Abid’s bat became terrible, Tiger spinner Taizul Islam sent him back to the dressing room. Desperate to take the run, Abid wanted to cut Taizul. Abid hit the stamp directly as he did not make much turn. Abid Ali scored 39 runs before being bowled out and returning to the dressing room. Babar Azam and Azhar Ali are the two new batsmen in the crease.
Mominul brought pacer Ebadat in the first over after the lunch break. Taizul in the next over and Mehdi Hasan in the next over. Muminul used pacer, left-arm spinner and right-arm spinner in three consecutive overs.
In the winter, unseasonal rain starts without playing for 50 minutes after the lunch break. After 25 minutes off, the game started again. Bangladesh grabbed Pakistan by taking two wickets. But Babar and Azhar are leading the team with an unbeaten 91 runs in the third wicket. In the meantime, Babar has completed his personal fifty. In the second session, Pakistan is dominating with the bat of Babar Azam and Azhar Ali. Bangladesh could not take any wicket in this session. In the last session of the day, there is lack of light in the field due to cloudy sky. Due to lack of light, the first day of the Dhaka Test had to be drawn with 33 overs left.
Mahmudul Hasan Joyer, who won the Under-19 World Cup, made his debut in the jersey of Bangladesh in this match. Pakistan is already ahead in the series after winning the first Test.
Top order could not do well in Chittagong Test. Mahmudul Hasan, the batsman who came up from the under-19 team, opened his forehead on this occasion. The 21-year-old batsman is making his debut in international cricket with a Test match. Mahmudul has scored 574 runs at an average of 41 in 6 first class matches. There are also 2 centuries. Bangladesh won the Under-19 World Cup. Joy is making his debut as the 99th Test cricketer of Bangladesh. Yasir Ali Rabbi made his debut in the last Test. Yasir did not get a chance to return to Shakib Al Hasan team.
Joy was taken in the Chittagong Test as a backup opener. The young Cricket World Cup winner’s performance in the National Cricket League was enviable. He has scored 345 runs in 2 centuries and 1 half century. Highest run 121, average run 56.50.
Bangladesh entered the field with three changes. Khaled Hossain got a chance to replace Abu Zaid. Shakib returns in place of Yasir Ali and Mahmudul makes his international debut in place of Saif Hasan. Besides, Khaled returned to the XI after two and a half years. He last played against New Zealand in Hamilton in March 2019.
Sadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan, Nazmul Hossain, Muminul Haque (captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das (wicketkeeper), Mehedi Hasan, Taizul Islam, Khaled Hossain, Ibadat Hossain.
Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (captain), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Noman Ali and Shahin Afridi.