Pakistan have a strong hold in the game at this moment © AFP
Pakistan have a strong hold in the game at this moment © AFP

The 30-year-old Azhar Ali, who had been rescued by a no-ball early on the first day after being caught in the slips off seamer Mohammad Shahid, hit 20 boundaries and two sixes during his knock of 226 against Bangladesh. Having twice fallen for 157 in his 41-Test career, Azhar moved past that score by edging off-spinner Shuvagata Hom for a boundary. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd Test at Dhaka, Day 3

He brought up his 200 by lofting Shakib for a six, while Shafiq quietly moved to his sixth Test century with a single off left-arm spinner Taijul Islam. Speaking to reporters later, Azhar chose to focus on the team’s performance rather than his own milestone.  “The best thing is that we performed well as a batting unit and applied ourselves,” he said. “Our target was to get a big score, but picking up five wickets was really the icing on the cake. The wicket played easy on the first day, but today it began to take turn and the bounce was also awkward.”

Bangladesh’s Imrul said the hosts were capable of fighting back against Pakistan despite being pushed on the backfoot. “Anything can happen in cricket,” he said. “Our first target is obviously to avoid the follow-on and see how far we can go. If two or three batsmen get runs, the momentum can change quickly.” Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd Test at Dhaka, Day 2

Bangladesh were hampered by a depleted attack, with seamer Shahadat Hossain sidelined with a knee injury after bowling just two balls in the match’s first over on Wednesday. Of the nine bowlers used by the hosts — skipper Rahim and Tamim Iqbal were the only ones who did not turn their arms over — Shahid was the most impressive with figures of two for 72 in 31 overs. Taijul was hammered for 179 runs for his three wickets and left-arm spinner Shakib went for 1-136 runs in 30 overs.

Pakistan are seeking their first win at the end of the month-long tour, after they were routed 3-0 in the one-day series and also lost a Twenty20 international for the first time against Bangladesh, AFP reported.

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