Bangladesh And Pakistan Share Day Two Honours
Bangladesh 338 (Shakib Al Hasan 144) v
Second Test, Dhaka, day two
Bangladesh produced a solid performance on the second day of the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dhaka to keep the match in the balance.
They were bowled out for 338 as Shakib Al Hasan led the way with a fine knock of 144 and Pakistan then closed on 87 for one in reply.
Mohammad Hafeez (14) fell to Nazmul Hossain's first ball but from 23 for one Pakistan were able to consolidate, Taufeeq Umar unbeaten on 44 and Azhar Ali on 26.
Shakib and Mushfiqur Rahim, who made 40, extended their sixth-wicket partnership to 82 before the final four wickets fell swiftly.
Shakib was run out by Taufeeq while Rahim fell the very next ball with the score on 305 when he was caught by Adnan Akmal off Umar Gul.
Saeed Ajmal then saw off Elias Sunny (12) and Robiul Islam (0) and Nazmul was run out without scoring, Bangladesh losing their final three wickets for just seven runs.
Gul (3-102), Aizaz Cheema (3-72) and Ajmal (2-64) shared the wickets.
Pakistan then made a bright start to their reply but were pegged back after Hafeez was caught by Rahim off Nazmul.
Pakistan lead the series 1-0 after an innings-and-184-run win in the opening Test in Chittagong.
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