Wahab Riaz (right) took three for 55 during Bangladesh's first innings © AFP (File Photo)
Wahab Riaz (right) took three for 55 during Bangladesh’s first innings © AFP (File Photo)

Catch live cricket score and ball-by-ball commentary of Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2015, 1st Test, Day 4 at Khulna

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So, it’s stumps for Day 4 and Bangladesh have turned the tables with the bat as they finish on top. The openers have registered the all-time biggest partnership for any wicket in test cricket and Pakistan bowlers have been sent on to the back-foot as they were unable to get a single breakthrough in all the three sessions.

As of now it stands, the Test is poised for a draw. However, the first session promises to be interesting, as if Pakistan bowlers manage to get few wickets in a hurry during the early hours, it’s still a close call. We have to wait until then, as it me Ayush Gupta signing off. However, before you leave, take some time to read the day’s report here.


 

Bangladesh 259/0 | Overs 58

Tamim Iqbal 137 (175), Imrul Kayes 119 (175)

The 250 is up for Bangladesh, and this is the all-time best opening partnership for Bangladesh in Test cricket. Pakistan bowler need something out of the world now to get rid of this pair.


 

Bangladesh 236/0 | Overs 53

Tamim Iqbal 134 (167), Imrul Kayes 100 (153)

After Tamim, its time for Imrul to raise his bat as he reaches his third Test half-century. He brings it up in a similar fashion as that off tamim, but has played more balls than him. It’s just not going Pakistan’s way at the moment.


 

Bangladesh 210/0 | Overs 48

Tamim Iqbal 121 (150), Imrul Kayes 87 (140)

It keeps getting stronger for Bangladesh as both the openers have brought up the 200-run stand and they seem to be settled as Bangladesh are sailing through. van Pakistan get a breakthrough today?


 

Bangladesh 189/0 | Overs 43

Tamim Iqbal 109 (135), Imrul Kayes 78 (125)

It’s a century for Tamim and Bangladesh continue to steer on and unharmed, as Pakistan bowlers are cluless on how to get rid of this pair, that is getting to grow dangerous.


 

Bangladesh 158/0 | Overs 38

Tamim Iqbal 91 (119), Imrul Kayes 66 (110)

Bangladesh, after going off to a healthy start seem to have slowed down. It might be something strategical, or might be something from the Pakistan bowlers, that have been able to shut them down, but for how long? Meanwhile, Tamim is approaching his century.


 

Bangladesh 150/0 | Overs 33

Tamim Iqbal 88 (105), Imrul Kayes 61 (94)

The 150 is up for Bangladesh and it’s both the openers that have helped in doing so as Bangladesh continue to be in a strong position in their second innings. Pakistan bowlers need something from here that could break this partnership.


Tea Break. Read tea report here


 

Bangladesh 120/0 | Overs 25

Tamim Iqbal 80 (84), Imrul Kayes 39 (67)

Bangladesh are on a roll as the opening batsmen bring up the 100-run stand, followed by some powerful hitting by Tamim. Imrul seems to have joined the party as well as he too nears his half-century.


 

Bangladesh 90/0 | Overs 20

Tamim Iqbal 64 (70), Imrul Kayes 25 (53)

Bangladesh seem to be on a roll here as opener Tamim has scored his half-centuries and is smashing the ball all over the park, while Imrul continues to give good support on the other end as they near the 100-run mark. Pakistan desperately need to get rid of this partnership.


 

Bangladesh 57/0 | Overs 15

Tamim Iqbal 41 (57), Imrul Kayes 15 (34)

50 comes up for Bangladesh through the opening pair as they keep steering on the innings and make sure that they do not suffer early set back and reduce Pakistan’s lead to as low as possible.


 

Bangladesh 36/0 | Overs 10

Tamim Iqbal 28 (37), Imrul Kayes 7 (24)

A healthy start to the Bangladesh’s second innings as both the batsmen are playing good shots in order to steer the innings fast and reduce the lead as low as possible. No breakthrough by the Pakistan bowlers as of yet.


Bangladesh 6/0 | Overs 4

Tamim Iqbal 3 (15), Imrul Kayes 2 (9)

Trail by 290 runs for Bangladesh as lunch break kicks in. Read lunch and Pakistan’s innings report here


 

Pakistan 628 | Overs 168.4

Junaid Khan 0 (6)

OUT! Yasir Shah lbw b Taijul 13 (15), Zulfiqar Babar st Mahmudullah b Taijul Islam 11 (11)

GONE AGAIN!!!!! And it’s over for Pakistan as they are bowled out for 628, as they lead by 296 runs. A healthy lead, but how does Bangladesh come in from here, would be interesting to see.


 

Pakistan 617/8 | Overs 166

Yasir Shah 0 (6), Zulfiqar Babar 0 (3)

OUT! Asad Shafiq c & b Shakib Al Hasan 83 (158)

GONE!!!!!! And it seems to be the beginning of the end for the Pakistan innings. The last recognised batsman, in the form of Asad Shafiq is dismissed for a healthy 83 by star all-rounder Shakib, and they are down to the final three players.


 

Pakistan 596/7 | Overs 162

Asad Shafiq 76 (144), Yasir Shah 0 (6)

OUT! Wahab Riaz b Taijul Islam 0 (3)

GONE!!!!! Well, now it seems to be crumbling apart as the tail-enders start to sneak in following Sarfaraz’s dismissal, and they don’t seem to last long. Wahab is bowled by Taijul for a duck.


 

Pakistan 594/6 | Overs 160

Asad Shafiq 74 (139), Wahab Riaz 0 (2)

OUT! Sarfraz Ahmed c sub (Litton Das) b Mohammad Shahid 82 (88)

Good control from the Pakistan batsmen so far. 100-run stand comes up, but Sarfraz is dismissed for 82 by Mohammad Shahid. Shafiq is getting going and is looking good. Wahab Riaz comes in.


Pakistan 565/5 | Overs 154

Asad Shafiq 64 (125), Sarfraz Ahmed 63 (68)

Good start to the day by Pakistan as they start right from where they left. The batsmen continue to pile on runs, going for their shots as well, occasionally. Bangladesh bowlers are struggling right from the start.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Four of the opening Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday. This is Ayush Gupta, and I will present to you all the updates from the day’s play. READ: Mohammad Hafeez guides Pakistan to 205-run lead

Pakistan were clearly dominating at the end of Day Three, with Mohammad Hafeez‘s 332-ball 224 guiding the visitors to a score of 537 for the loss of five wickets, gaining a lead of 205 runs. Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed were batting on identical scores of 51 each, playing 103 and 54 deliveries respectively. It was an off-day for the home team bowlers, with Taijul Islam emerging the pick among the bowlers with figures of three for 116. Live Streaming: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 4 at Khulna (For Bangladesh users)

Hafeez had earlier added 227 runs for the second wicket with Azhar Ali, who was dismissed for a score of 83. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who had recently retired from the One-Day International (ODI) format following Pakistan’s quarter-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, chipped in with a valuable 59, that included four boundaries and a couple of sixes. Live Streaming: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 4 at Khulna (For Pakistan users)

Bangladesh began the Test positively by winning the toss and putting up a 332-run total. Mominul Haque top-scored for the hosts by scoring 80 runs, while Imrul Kayes (51) and Mahmudullah (49) made vital contributions with the bat.

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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