Following a rocky start, Bangladesh recovered well to breach the 300-run mark in the first Test against Pakistan. Gritty knocks from Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das saw the hosts put up an impressive total of 330. The duo stitched a 174-run stand to wear down the Pakistan bowlers as Bangladesh now have a chance to fight back.
Liton top-scored as he brought up an impressive century as Rahim perished for 91 as he missed out on a well-deserved ton having done all the hard work. Among others, Mehidy Hasan chipped in with a 38 run knock as he remained unbeaten. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali emerged as the weaker in chief as he bagged a five-wicket haul.
Pakistan’s impressive review sends Liton Das packing
Liton Das walked in as Bangladesh were reeling at 49 for four wickets. The wicketkeeper-batsman stepped up when his team needed the most and brought up his maiden Test ton. Batting with the veteran Mushfiqur Rahim, the duo not only stabled the ship but made sure that the Bangladeshi bowlers had something to defend.
Liton Das looked solid as he played a crucial 114 run knock. Das was a rock in the middle and it took a brilliant review from Babar Azam and Co to get rid of him. The 27-year-old perished on the last ball of the 87th over as Hasan Ali broke the century stand. In real-time it looked like the ball might go over the top as the umpire was unmoved. But a stunning review from the visitors shows that it crashed into the bails sending Liton Das back.
In reply to the hosts’ first innings total, Pakistan has got off to a great start. As the second day of the opening Test draws to an end, the visitors stand at the score of 145 without losing a wicket. Openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique are looking in sublime touch having brought up their half-centuries.