Tamim Iqbal scored his 18th Test half-century in 63 deliveries including seven boundaries © AFP (File Photo)
Tamim Iqbal scored his 18th Test half-century in 63 deliveries including seven boundaries © AFP (File Photo)

Bangladesh were off to a good start in their second innings as they are unharmed without the loss of a wicket, against Pakistan at tea on Day 4 of the first Test of the two-match Test series, at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday. Bangladesh are 142 for no loss with openers, Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes scoring respective half-centuries, as they trail by 154 runs. LIVE Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test at Khulna, Day 4

Earlier, Pakistan started the day with the score of 537 for the loss of five, as Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed continued after scoring their respective half-centuries on Day 3. However, as it seemed that Pakistan would continue to pile runs and misery over the Bangladesh bowlers, all of a sudden wickets continued to tumble at regular intervals, while the tail-enders failed to contribute much to the innings, as a result they were bowled out for 628, with a healthy lead of 296. Taijul Islam claimed six wickets for 163. Bangladesh began their innings and finished with six for no loss in four overs, with openers, Tamim and Imrul starting proceedings for second innings, as the lunch break kicked in.

The post-lunch session saw the openers continue their proceeding, but it seemed that they were out their on a mission to steer the innings as fast as possible, as Tamim was going for his shots and was after the Pakistan bowlers. He was hardly sparing anyone and played some good strokes that resulted in boundaries. Both put-up the 50-run stand. LIVE Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test, Day 4 at Khulna

Following the stand, Tamim scored his 18th Test half-century in 63 deliveries including seven boundaries. They also managed to put up the 100-run stand, and just before the tea-break kicked in, Imrul scored his third Test half-century off 80 balls with seven boundaries and a six.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 332 & 142 for 0 (Tamim Iqbal 85*, Imrul Kayes 56*; Junaid Khan 0 for 21) trail Pakistan 628 (Mohammad Hafeez 224, Azhar Ali 83; Taijul Islam 6 for 163, Shuvagata Hom 2 for 120) by 154 runs.

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