Sunday 11 December 2011 

Younus And Shafiq Punish Bangladesh

	Younus And Shafiq Punish Bangladesh
Younus And Shafiq Punish Bangladesh
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Bangladesh 135 & 134-4 (Nazimuddin 41no) v
Pakistan 594-4 dec. (Younus Khan 200no)
First Test, Chittagong, day three
| | Day Two

Younus Khan scored an unbeaten double-century and Asad Shafiq notched his maiden Test century as Pakistan continued to control the first Test against Bangladesh on the third day in Chittagong.

Replying to Bangladesh's meagre 135 all out, Pakistan declared on 594 for four with Younus on 200 not out and Bangladesh closed on 134 for four.

Younus and Shafiq added 259 runs for the fourth wicket, during which Shafiq reached three figures for the first time in 13 attempts having previously hit three half-centuries.

He fell for 102 when he was caught by Shahriar Nafees off Elias Sunny having faced 235 deliveries while Younus stood firm, hitting his 19th Test century and going on to make it a double as he faced 290 balls, hitting 18 fours and three sixes.

Unbeaten on six when the declaration came was Adnan Akmal.

Batting again, Bangladesh started solidly and made it to tea without losing a wicket but Tamim Iqbal (15) was bowled by Mohammad Hafeez early in the final session.

Shahriar Nafees was trapped by Saeed Ajmal for 28, Mohammad Ashraful failed to score and Nasir Hossain made three before both players were caught by Hafeez off Abdur Rehman as Bangladesh's struggles against Pakistan's spinners continued.

Nazimuddin impressed once again at the top of the order, making 41 not out in 109 balls while Shakib Al Hasan scored a much quicker 41 in 44 balls as a late counter-attack saw the pair put on 54 runs for the fifth wicket.

They still trail, however, by 325 runs and will need to produce one of the great rearguard performances of all time merely to save the game with two days remaining.

© Cricket World 2011

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