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Bangladesh wrapped up in morning session

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:37 PM, 27 November 2021   Updated: 03:24 PM, 27 November 2021

Photo: BCB

Photo: BCB

Bangladesh's hope of racking up a substantial total was dashed after being bowled out for 330 in their first innings of the first Test against Pakistan.

Resuming the day two on 253-4, they could add just 77 runs for the rest of the six wickets in an otherwise a good batting track at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Saturday.

Fast bowler Hasan Ali claimed 5-51 to wreck havoc on Bangladesh's batting and wrapped up the hosts in the morning session.

Hasan Ali's sixth five-for was well complemented by his new ball partner Shaheen Shah Afridi who returned figures of 2-70 and medium pacer Faheem Ashraf, 2-54.

For Bangladesh, Liton Das top-scored with 114 after hitting his maiden century and Mushfiqur Rahim added 91. Mehidy Hasan Miraz was not out on 38.

As Bangladesh appeared to extend their domination after a good first day, Hasan Ali gave them a setback in second over, dismissing Liton, who came to the crease with an aim to make his score bigger.

Liton, starting the day with 113, could add just one run before Hasan had him leg-before, which umpire disagreed, only for the decision be overturned on review.

Debutant Yasir Ali spent some nervy moments in the crease and survived a leg-before review by Pakistan. He however got off the mark in International cricket with a cover-drive four off Shaheen Shah Afridi in the 14th ball he
faced.

But Hasan who tested him with short balls, finally rattled his stump with a delivery that jagged in sharply.

Bangladesh relied on overnight unbeaten batter Mushfiqur to take the side to the safety and he grew with confidence, hitting Afridi for a boundary through backward point.

He though survived some testing spells of Afirdi and Hasan Ali in the morning session, couldn't make it count.

Medium pacer Faheem Ashraf moved the ball nicely to coax an edge from him as Mushfiqur who reviewed the decision in vain fell short nine runs for his eighth century.

After losing three wickets for just 23 runs, the much-needed resistance came from Mehidy Hasan who guided lower order astutely amid the well directed short ball barrage of Afridi and Ali.

But Hasan Ali cleaned up the tail in the extended morning session and made sure that Pakistan would have a lunch after dismissing Bangladesh.  

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