Pakistan are 450 runs ahead of Bangladesh © AFP
Pakistan are 450 runs ahead of Bangladesh © AFP

After an one-sided day of Test match cricket, Pakistan finished Day Two of the Dhaka Test, miles ahead of their opponent. First Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq almost batted Bangladesh out of the game, later the bowlers took five top-order Bangladeshi wickets and reduced them to at stumps 107 for 5. They are still 450 runs ahead and hosts need 251 to save the follow on. Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Day 1

In the early part of the day, 30 year old Azhar hit a maiden double-century and Shafiq scored his sixth ton in this format, as Pakistan reached 557 for eight by Tea. After losing Misbah ul Haq in the second over of the day, the fifth wicket stand between Azhar and Shafiq produced valuable 207 before Pakistan lost four wickets in the space of 27 runs just before Tea. Misbah decided to declare straight after Tea and his bowled proved his decision right. Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 2

I their reply Bangladesh lost their in-form opener Tamim Iqbal in the very first over of Junaid Khan. That was a body blow for Pakistan. Tamim was in a very good form and scored an attacking double hundred in the last Test. Ha had an upperhand over the Pakistan bowling, so this wicket gave the tourists a huge relief.

Mominul Haque was the next man to go, out caught behind. He became the second victim of Junaid. Mominul Haque was the next man to go, out caught behind. He became the second victim of Junaid. Imrul Kayes was scoring some flurry of boundaries from the other end but he also failed to last long. Yashir Shah went through his defense. That wicket reduced Bangladesh to 69 for three.

Wahab Riaz bowled a surprising bouncer to Mahmudullah who tried to fend but could only managed a simple catch to short-leg. Mushfiqur Rahim was bowled by Yasir Shah for 12 off the Day’s final delivery. It was an old-fashioned leg spinner’s dismissal. The Bangladesh captain misread a googly and tried to cut, but the ball rattled his stumps to leave Shakib Al Hasan unbeaten on 14 and Bangladesh trailing by 450 runs with five wickets in hand.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 557 for 8 decl (Azhar Ali 226, Younis Khan 148, Asad Shafiq 107; Taijul Islam 3 for 179, Mohammad Shahid 2 for 72) lead Bangladesh 107 for 5 (Imrul Kayes 32, Mahmudullah 28; Junaid Khan 2 for 26, Yasir Shah 2 for 15) by 450 runs.

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