Monday 12 December 2011 

Pakistan Thump Bangladesh By An Innings In Chittagong

Pakistan Thump Bangladesh By Innings In Chittagong
Pakistan Thump Bangladesh By Innings In Chittagong
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Pakistan 594-5 dec. (Younus Khan 200no) beat
Bangladesh 135 & 275 by an innings & 184 runs
First Test, Chittagong
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Left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman picked up four wicket as Pakistan completed an innings-and-184-run win over Bangladesh in the first Test in Chittagong despite half-centuries from Nazimuddin and Shakib Al Hasan.

Debutant Nazimuddin stroked 75 and Shakib 51 before the home side were dismissed for 275 in their second innings as Aizaz Cheema and Saeed Ajmal contributed a brace of wickets apiece.

Nazimuddin and Shakib put on 78 for the fifth wicket and Nazimuddin added a further 47 with Mushfiqur Rahim (49) but Pakistan were then quick to crush their hosts' resistance.

The final five wickets fell for 70 runs to hand Pakistan a 1-0 lead in the two-match series with a day to spare.

Bangladesh were bowled out for 135 on the opening day, to which Pakistan replied with 594 for five declared, an innings in which Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq scored centuries and Younus Khan made 200 not out.

The second and final game begins in Dhaka on 17th December.

© Cricket World 2011