Mirpur: Dec 17, 2011
Pakistan paceman Aizaz Cheema took three early wickets to leave Bangladesh struggling at 54-4 in their first innings at lunch on the opening day of the second and final Test in Dhaka on Saturday.
Cheema dismissed opener Mohammed Nazimuddin and Mohammad Mahmudullah for no score, and Nasir Hossain for seven runs in a sharp opening spell after the tourists won the toss and elected to field.
Fast bowler Umar Gul was the other wicket-taker in the morning session, removing Tamim Iqbal for 14.
Shahriar Nafees was unbeaten on 24 at the break with his partner former captain Shakib Al Hasan on nine.
Cheema and Gul exploited the conditions well after a delayed start due to fog, reducing Bangladesh to 21-3 in the opening eight overs.
Nazimuddin, who scored 31 and 78 on his debut in the last Test in Chittagong, failed to open his account this time as he was trapped leg-before by Cheema in the second over of the day.
Tamim hit two successive fours off Gul before falling to the same bowler, caught hooking at fine-leg by Cheema, while Mahmudullah was bowled by a delivery that cut in sharply.
Pakistan retained the side that won the opening Test by an innings and 184 runs, while Bangladesh brought in pacemen Robiul Islam and Nazmul Hossain in place of Mohammad Ashraful and Rubel Hossain. (AFP)
Brief Scores: Bangladesh 54 for 4 (Shahriar Nafees 23*, Tamim Iqbal 14; Aizaz Cheema 3 for 18) vs Pakistan