Tamim needs to play a vital if Bangladesh want chase down this target © AFP
Tamim needs to play a vital if Bangladesh want chase down this target © AFP

Bangladesh, while chasing a mammoth victory target of 550 runs, were 63 for one in their second innings at stumps on the third day of the second and final Test against Pakistan on Friday. Tamim Iqbal was unbeaten on 32 and Mominul Haque was on 15 with Bangladesh needing to bat out six sessions over the last two days or chase down remaining 487 runs to avoid defeat in this two-match series. Live Updates: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 4

Imrul Kayes was the only batsman to get out for Bangladesh in second innings. He was  bowled by Yasir Shah for 16. The ball turned mile and batsman didn’t has any clue of the ball. That was not a very good sign of the Bangladesh batsmen who will bat on this track in Day Four and Five. Live Scorecard: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 2nd Test Day 4

Earlier Pakistan declared their second innings at 195 for six. Misbah ul Haq played a knock of quick fire 89 of 91 balls which took Pakistan’s lead past 500-run mark. before that, Bangladesh were bowled out for 203 in their first innings just before lunch, With a huge lead of 354, it was expected Pakistan would ask Bangladesh to bat again. But surprisingly he opted not to enforce the follow-on at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium on Friday.


Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim(c & wk), Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Shahid

Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(wk), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan

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) & 195 for 6 decl. (Misbahul Haq 89, Younis Khan 39; Mohammad Shahid 2 for 23) lead Bangladesh 203 (Shakib al Hasan 89*, Imrul Kayes 32, Mahmudullah 28; Wahab Raiz 3 for 73, Yasir Shah 3 for 58) and 63 for 1 (Tamim Iqbal 32, Yasir Shah 7 for 1 ) by 487 runs.