Bangladesh loses early wickets as Pakistan dismantle top order!
CRICDOT DESK : The dewy smiles of the morning made the Tigers dirty in the afternoon. Bangladesh took 4 wickets for 36 runs in the dewy morning of the third day of Chittagong Test. But on the last afternoon of the day, the Tigers lost 4 wickets for 25 runs.
At the end of the third day’s play, Bangladesh scored only 39 runs for 4 wickets in the second innings. Mushfiqur Rahim, Yasir Ali, Liton Das and Mehdi Hasan Miraj will have to bat responsibly on the fourth day on Monday to avoid defeat in this Test.
Pakistan were in danger as they batted for the third day on Sunday with 145 runs without wickets. Abdullah Shafiq and Azhar Ali returned as lbw with the last two balls of the first over of the day after being distracted by Taizul Islam’s whirl. Shafiq scored 52 runs in 2 fours and 2 sixes but former Pakistan captain and experienced batsman Azhar Ali got the golden call.
After that opener Abid Ali kept one side of the wicket but Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan took part in the procession on the other side. Captain Babar made 10 runs. Fawad Alam, Rizwan could not run a double digit figure.
Abid Ali returned with 216 runs to open the innings. The opener scored 133 runs in 12 fours and one six before being distracted by Taizul’s ball.
After Abid Ali was out, Fahim Ashraf tried to fatten the team score with the batsmen of the tail. But Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan and Numan Ali could not accompany him that way. Fahim Ashraf returned as the last batsman after becoming the seventh victim of Taizul for 26 runs. Before that he scored 36 runs in 3 fours and one six.
Pakistan 1st innings: 26/10 runs (Abid Ali 133, Abdullah Shafiq 52, Fahim Ashraf 36, Hasan Ali 12, Babar Azam 10; Taizul Islam 8/116, Ebadat Hossain 2/48).
Bangladesh 1st innings: 330/10 (Liton 114, Mushfiqur 91, Mehid Hasan Miraj 38; Hasan Ali 5/51, Fahim Ashraf 2/54, Shahin Shah Afridi 2/60).
And 2nd innings: 39/4 (Saif Hasan 18, Mushfiqu Rahim 12 *, Yasir Ali 6 *).
At the end of the third day’s play, Bangladesh’s lead was only 63 runs.