Bangladesh are in good position vs Pakistan in 1st Test at Khulna © AFP (File Photo)
Bangladesh are in good position vs Pakistan in 1st Test at Khulna © AFP (File Photo)

Catch live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary of Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test, Day 2 at Khulna

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So, Pakistan undoubtedly end Day 2 on a high, following a mixed opening day and bouncing back strong the following day to restrict Bangladesh early and gain early control over the hosts. Although they still trail by 105 runs, but it should not be problem for Pakistan to earn a healthy lead, unless and until they give their wickets away owing to horrible game-play or Bangladesh pull out some extra-ordinary bowling.

It would be an interesting Day 3 as we await until tomorrow. Till then, it’s good-bye from Ayush Gupta. And before leaving, read the day’s report here.


 

Pakistan 227/1 | Overs 58

Mohammad Hafeez 137 (179), Azhar Ali 65 (136)

Another slow four overs as the players choose not to be aggressive and save the rest for tomorrow as the umpires call for the end of day’s play.


 

Pakistan 216/1 | Overs 54

Mohammad Hafeez 133 (165), Azhar Ali 61 (125)

Brilliant game-play by Pakistan in the next nine overs as Mohammad Hafeez is on a roll, while Azhar Ali scores his 19th half-century as the bangladesh bowlers are clueless to get a breakthrough.


 

Pakistan 172/1 | Overs 45

Mohammad Hafeez 112 (138), Azhar Ali 38 (98)

Good five overs from both the teams as Bangladesh, despite unable to get breakthrough continue to bowl in good line, while Md. Hafeez scores his eighth century in Test cricket.


 

Pakistan 145/1 | Overs 40

Mohammad Hafeez 92 (119), Azhar Ali 32 (86)

Another slow five overs as both the teams are playing it tight and close. Pakistan meanwhile are approaching the 150-run mark, while Hafeez is near to his eighth Test century.


 

Pakistan 130/1 | Overs 35

Mohammad Hafeez 80 (101), Azhar Ali 29 (74)

Another steady six overs for Pakistan as they are steering their innings well enough. Mohammad Hafeez is batting brilliantly and so is Azhar Ali, whi is standing as a pillar and a support to Hafeez. Azhar has been dropped twice on 11 and 28 so far.


 

Pakistan 105/1 | Overs 29

Mohammad Hafeez 66 (82), Azhar Ali 19 (56)

The 100 comes up for Pakistan as Mohammad Hafeez scores his 11th half-century in Tests. Bangladesh bowlers seem to struggle, following the only breakthrough in the form of Sami Aslam.


 

READ tea report here

Pakistan 75/1 | Overs 23

Mohammad Hafeez 43 (63), Azhar Ali 12 (39)

No harm done so far as both the batsmen continue to bat safe and sound and also look to play a steady innings, although bangladesh bowlers in the form of Taijul and Shakib tend to give a hard time to the batsmen, not allowing them to score so often.


 

Pakistan 62/1 | Overs 17

Mohammad Hafeez 37 (50), Azhar Ali 5 (16)

pakistan playing a slow and safe innings now, following the dismissal of Sami Aslam. Bangladesh bowlers seem to have applied a break in their run flow, but the question is, for how long? Just 12 runs added in the last five overs.


 

Pakistan 50/1 | Overs 12

Mohammad Hafeez 30 (35), Azhar Ali 0 (1)

OUT! Sami Aslam c Mushfiqur Rahim b Taijul Islam 20 (36)

Barely they brought up their opening 50-run stand, Bangladesh have their opening brekthrough as well as Sami Aslam is caught behind off Taijul. Initially given not out, the DRS helps it in favour of the hosts.


 

Pakistan 42/0 | Overs 10

Mohammad Hafeez 13 (16), Sami Aslam 12 (14)

So Paksitan are steadily progressing good in their first innings as both the openers have given a healthy start and near the 50-run stand. Bangladesh have so far used four bowlers, but none have been able to get the breakthrough.


 

Pakistan 25/0 | Overs 5

Mohammad Hafeez 13 (16), Sami Aslam 12 (14)

Paksitan too are off to a slow and steady start unlike the Bangladesh. The fourth over witnessed a scare as Hafeez was given caught behind off Taijul Islam, but the DRS saved him.


 

Read Bangladesh’s innings report here

Bangladesh 332 | Overs 120

Shuvagata Hom 12 (11)

That’s it, Bangladesh have been bowled out for 332. Good comeback by the Pakistan bowlers as Wahab and Hafeez claim three wickets each. How does Pakistan fair with the bat now? Let’s see.


 

Lunch break READ lunch report here

Bangladesh 325/8 | Overs 117

Shuvagata Hom 11 (9), Mohammad Shahid 6 (9)

So, they are down to their final three pair. Good comeback from the Pakistan bowlers as they look to rstrict them to a moderate total, as the lunch break kicks in.


 

Bangladesh 310/5 | Overs 113

Shuvagata Hom 3 (3), Taijul Islam 0 (1)

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Hafeez 33 (55), Mushfiqur Rahim c Misbah-ul-Haq b Yasir Shah 32 (71)

Both the batsmen have brought up the 50-run stand for the sixth wicket, and also score 300, as Pakistan bowlers fail get another break through, with Soumya departing for 33 of Md. Hafeez, while Rahim falls for 32 to leg-spinner, Yasir Shah.


 

Bangladesh 276/5 | Overs 105

Mushfiqur Rahim 19 (49), Soumya Sarkar 15 (34)

Bangladesh are slowly steering on despite losing an early wickets. The bowlers in the form of Yasir Shah and Babar are too bowling in good line, thus allowing hardly any room to play the strokes for the batsmen.


 

Bangladesh 261/5 | Overs 100

Mushfiqur Rahim 8 (31), Soumya Sarkar 11 (22)

A steady start to the day by Bangladesh batsmen, having lost the only, but all important wicket of Shakib, the two new batsmen, Mushfiqur and Soumya are making sure that they don’t mess things up anymore and steady the innings from here on.


 

Bangladesh 237/5 | Overs 94

Mushfiqur Rahim 2 (14), Soumya Sarkar 1 (3)

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 25 (61)

GONE! It’s a good way to start the day for Pakistan as Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan falls for 25 to off-spinner, Zulfiqar Babar as he edges it to Asad Shafiq at first slip. Soumya Sarkar walks in as debutante as both new men are on the crease.


 

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two of the First Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Khulna. I am Ayush Gupta and I will bring you all the updates from the day’s play.

Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match Test series, at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna. Bangladesh are on a high after they whitewashed Pakistan in the three On-Day International (ODI) series and followed it up with a comprehensive win in the one-off T20I as well. READ: Bangladesh have the edge over Pakistan at the end of Day 1

Bangladesh batsmen, in the form of opener, Imrul Kayes and Mominul Haque scored their respective half-centuries to ensure Bangladesh stayed at top on Day 1 as they finished on 236 for the loss of four wickets. Bangladesh lost the only wicket of opener, Tamim Iqbal as they finished on 60 for the loss of a wicket at lunch, while at tea, they were 150 for the loss of two, losing Imrul Kayes for 51. READ: Bangladesh in good position vs Pakistan in 1st Test at Khulna

Earlier, Bangladesh skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and elected to bat first on a flat batting track at Khulna. Bangladesh had two debutantes in the form of Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Shahid and Sami Aslam. Pakistan, on the other hand, dropped their start leg-spinner, Saeed Ajmal. READ: Mominul Haque joins elite group of Test batsmen

Teams:

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

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

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