BAN vs PAK | 2nd Test | Day 1: Babar Azam, Azhar Ali put Pakistan in commanding position

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Dec 4, 12:14 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Pakistan ended the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka in a commanding position as the visitors put 161/2 on the board before bad lights forced an early conclusion of the final session. Pakistan had a decent start to the proceedings as the openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique scored 59 runs for the first wicket. 

The partnership was eventually broken as Taijul Islam cleaned up Shafique for a personal score of 25 and then removed Abid in the same manner for 39. 

But Azhar Ali who had come in at number three and captain Babar Azam rebuilt the innings as the two batters stitched an unbeaten stand of 91 runs on Day 1. While Azhar remained unbeaten at 36, Babar struck 60* before the end of day’s play. 

For Bangladesh, it was only Taijul Islam who was among the wickets as he ended the day with figures of 2/49 in 17 overs. 

Pakistan presently lead the two-match Test series by 1-0 after they clinched a comprehensive 8-wicket win in the first encounter. 

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