Pakistan in Bangladesh Test Series - 1st Test

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by an innings and 184 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

The players are ready. Well I was proved wrong completely! Hafeez is indeed opening the bowling #spoketoosoon

Mohsin: 'Where is Umar Akmal? I think he should get a chance and he can be in place of Younis Khan."

Toss: Pakistan have won the toss and they will bowl first. The teams are above. Nazimuddin is making his Test debut for Bangladesh.

As you can see, Aizaz Cheema is playing today. Misbah said that the pitch is a little damp. Hafeez opening the bowling? I wouldn't bet on it.

Hamza: "Bangladesh have two left-handed openers, right? What's the odds of Hafeez opening the bowling?" I hope not, to be honest. Nothing like seeing fast bowlers charging in on the opening morning of a Test.

Emad: "In the ten test matches Pakistan have played since Misbah took over as Captain they have NEVER batted first, and yet they have never lost a series under him."

Good morning everyone and welcome to the coverage of the first Test in Chittagong. The toss is not too far away. In the meantime you can read the preview by Siddhartha Talya.

0.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays back and clips it down to forward short leg, slip also in place

0.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, oh well he's brave enough to come down the pitch., checks his shot and defends

3 men around the bat, silly point in

0.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays back, the ball straightens, he stays back and pushes it to cover

0.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, appeal for a caught behind! Turned and very close to the edge, Tamim shakes his head

0.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, angles it wide of slip and the series is off the mark

0.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, no run, gets well forward and defends his first ball in Test cricket

End of over 1 (1 run) Bangladesh 1/0
Nazimuddin    0* (1b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (5b)     

Here's Umar Gul. 3 slips in place

1.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 1 leg bye, tries to nudge it to the on side, it lobs off his thigh pad wide of short leg

3 slips and a gully for Nazimuddin. James: "nothing like seeing a brand new red ball coming out of a two step run up! Greatest morning feeling. #Missthegoodoldays"

1.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, strays wide down the leg side, tries to run it down to fine leg

1.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, gets a touch forward and shapes to drive square but ends up chopping it to the off side

Saud disagrees: 'Utter rubbish from Misbah. New bowlers should get the first shot in Test Match. I hope he's not planning to do the same against better opponents."

1.4

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, lands it outside off and he lets it go to the keeper, bit of away movement after pitching

1.5

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, makes him play this time, the ball nips in and hits his thigh pad, short leg's on the prowl

1.6

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, lands it a touch wide outside off and he's happy to let it go to the keeper

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) Bangladesh 2/0
Nazimuddin    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (6b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes well forward and pushes it towards cover

2.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards mid-off

Hafeez is the first Pakistan spinner to open the bowling in a Test

2.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays back and cuts it down to point

2.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

2.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, defends on the front foot, doesn't cover the line so the ball just sneaks past silly point

2.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run

End of over 3 (maiden) Bangladesh 2/0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (12b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-1-0
Nazimuddin    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0

3.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, that's well left by Nazimuddin, the ball fizzes past him and the off stump, good carry to Adnan Akmal

3.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, similar delivery on the off stump and he defends it well on the front foot

3.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, gets it to come back in and make him play, he gets down just in time to defend

3.4

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, that really fizzed past the batsman, short ball he bent down and evaded it, well left

3.5

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, good length outside off and left alone

3.6

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward and steers it towards point and he's keen on getting off the mark but Tamim sends him back

End of over 4 (maiden) Bangladesh 2/0
Nazimuddin    0* (12b)      Umar Gul    2-2-0-0
Tamim Iqbal    1* (12b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-1-0

4.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, 1 run, gets forward and defends, but the ball takes the inside edge rolls towards short fine leg

4.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Nazimuddin, 1 run, pushes it softly towards cover and he's off the mark finally

4.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, SIX, that's a statement of intent! Tamim decides enough is enough so he gives Hafeez the charge and lofts him over long-off

4.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward and defends

4.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, stays back and cuts it down to cover

4.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Tamim Iqbal, no run, tosses it up and he gets well forward and defends

End of over 5 (8 runs) Bangladesh 10/0
Tamim Iqbal    8* (17b 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-9-0
Nazimuddin    1* (13b)      Umar Gul    2-2-0-0

Mohammad Isam sends me this interesting fact about the debutant Nazimuddin: "He's a local boy and the news is that he has has asked his wife not to turn up at the ground on the first day of the Test."

5.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, he slashes at it outside off, keen to get going here

5.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, FOUR, this time he connects and great to watch! Gets on the front foot, gets width to work with and he cracks that square, past point and cover

5.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, 1 run, a defensive push, confident shot and it goes wide of mid-off, they take a single

5.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, that sliced him completely in half! How did that miss everything? The ball squeezed past the inside edge, the body and the stumps

5.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, (no ball) 1 run, he oversteps, gets a half stride forward and the inside edge sneaks past short leg

5.5

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, defends down the pitch and Umar Gul nearly flings the ball back to the batsman, aggression from the bowler

5.6

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, inside edge onto his boot, the ball rolls to the off side

End of over 6 (7 runs) Bangladesh 17/0
Nazimuddin    6* (18b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-2-7-0
Tamim Iqbal    9* (19b 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-9-0

That six has prompted a change. Here's Cheema

6.1

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets beside the line and softly steers it down to gully, slight fumble

6.2

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, good defence, stays right behind the line and defends wide of the bowler

6.3

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets forward and drives off the full face of the bat down to mid-off

6.4

Aizaz Cheema to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, so that's another failure for Tamim! Cheema gets it to angle across slightly and pitches it on a good length, Tamim tries to drive straight but couldn't quite cover the angle of the ball, thin edge to Adnan

Tamim Iqbal c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 9 (29m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 39.13

6.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets behind the line and defends

6.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, nervy moment for Nafees as he gets forward to defend but gets an inside edge down to gully

Shahzad: "Big game for asad shafiq bcz he's been getting starts and not building on them and little akmal def. has a chance for the next game if shafiq doesn't get it right this time."

End of over 7 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 17/1
Shahriar Nafees    0* (2b)      Aizaz Cheema    1-1-0-1
Nazimuddin    6* (18b 1x4)      Umar Gul    3-2-7-0

7.1

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, Nazimuddin just about manages to get behind the line to defend , exposes the off stump

7.2

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, short delivery and he's alert enough to swerve back and evade it

7.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, Nazim's feet stay rooted to the crease as he defends, shows the full face of the bat though

7.4

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, 1 run, just taps it with soft hands down to cover and sets off

7.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, stays back and he pushes it softly down towards cover point

7.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, stays back and pushes it towards cover

End of over 8 (1 run) Bangladesh 18/1
Shahriar Nafees    0* (4b)      Umar Gul    4-2-8-0
Nazimuddin    7* (22b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    1-1-0-1

8.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, zips back in after pitching and Nazim defends but gets an inside edge onto the pads

8.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, 1 run, stays beside the line and punches it towards point and sets off quickly

8.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, OUT, Cheema gets rid of both left-handers! This was a quicker delivery, similar to the one that got Tamim, angles it across the left-hander, perhaps Nafees was better off staying on the backfoot, the outside edge flies to second slip

Shahriar Nafees c Younis Khan b Aizaz Cheema 0 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

8.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

8.5

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it just outside the off stump and he safely lets it go to the keeper

We apologise for the loss of commentary due to technical problems.

8.6

Aizaz Cheema to Mohammad Ashraful, 1 run

End of over 9 (2 runs) Bangladesh 20/2
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (3b)      Aizaz Cheema    2-1-2-2
Nazimuddin    8* (24b 1x4)      Umar Gul    4-2-8-0

9.1

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

9.2

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

9.3

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he safely lets it go to the keeper

9.4

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run

9.5

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, bangs it in short and he just about avoids the bouncer down the leg side

9.6

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, softly pushes it down the track

End of over 10 (maiden) Bangladesh 20/2
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (9b)      Umar Gul    5-3-8-0
Nazimuddin    8* (24b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    2-1-2-2

10.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, he lets that go outside off expecting a bouncer but it was a slower ball

10.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run

10.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, nips back in and angles towards his body, he taps it to the off side

10.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he allows that to fizz through to the keeper

10.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, taps it towards cover and sets off very quickly but is sent back

10.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, rushes on him as he tries to flick it to the on side, the ball clips his thigh and rolls down the pitch

End of over 11 (maiden) Bangladesh 20/2
Nazimuddin    8* (30b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    3-2-2-2
Mohammad Ashraful    1* (9b)      Umar Gul    5-3-8-0

11.1

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, no run, lets a whippy ball go outside off.

11.2

Umar Gul to Mohammad Ashraful, OUT, Ashraful came back. Ashraful went back. Gul has removed him with a steady away seamer that landed outside off and bent away. Ashraful plonked the front foot forward and threw his hands at it. Mistake. Outside edge goes into the keeper's hands.

Mohammad Ashraful c †Adnan Akmal b Umar Gul 1 (16m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09

Match State: Drinks

One wonders what must be going through the England bowlers' minds when they see Tamim batting this poorly. He flayed them to all corners last summer. Here's Rahim now. Three slips, gully and short leg.

Apologies for the technical glitch that is delaying these updates. If you can read this, the problem has been solved. Thankfully. Meanwhile, Bangladesh have walked into a hole once again. Poor batting, and steady bowling have combined to leave them gasping at 20 for 3. Top-order batting on the first morning of a Test can't get any worse. Drinks in Chittagong.

11.3

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length and nipping away, it defends to the off side.

11.4

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, short of a length and nipping in towards the pads at 135 kph, Rahim defends with the angle.

Rameez Raja is surprised that Shakib isn't batting higher in this shambles.

11.5

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, back of a length outside off, polite away movement. Rahim gets back and across before shouldering arms.

11.6

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, FOUR, lovely stroke! Gul pitches this up at 138 kph in search of the dream away swinger, but it swings right into the middle of Rahim's bat. He leans into a pleasing off drive and picks up a boundary.

End of over 12 (4 runs) Bangladesh 24/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (4b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-3-12-1
Nazimuddin    8* (30b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    3-2-2-2

Cheema continues.

12.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a length outside off, good heavy ball at 136 kph and Nazimuddin leaves.

12.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, sharp inward angle from Cheema, Nazimuddin gets the front foot inside the line and defends to the leg side.

12.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short ball outside off, Nazim steers it comfortable towards point. This guy looks quite organised.

12.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, half-cock forward press and defence from Nazimuddin as Cheema angles it in from outside off.

12.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, whoa, pacy bouncer from Cheema. Whips it in back of a crease from wide of the stumps and has Nazim swaying away, and Adnan flying to collect it in front of his face.

12.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, angled into the pads again, nudged to the leg side with the angle.

End of over 13 (maiden) Bangladesh 24/3
Nazimuddin    8* (36b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    4-3-2-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (4b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-3-12-1

Nathan, from Jo'burg: 'Believe me I want Bangladesh to do well but I am losing patience with them. They just don't seem to learn. How is it that Zimbabwe after a couple years out show huge improvement without any test cricket. Meanwhile Bangladesh haven't improved over I think 60 odd tests, it's infuriating, they make the same mistakes time and time again."

13.1

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, defends but gets an inside edge onto the pads, the ball rolls to the off side

4 slips in place

13.2

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, nearly shaves that outside edge, phew that was close! Comes forward and the ball holds its line

13.3

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, this one bounces a bit more and clips him on the body as he tries to defend

13.4

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, lands it outside off and he leaves it alone

13.5

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, confident shout for an lbw but the ball nips in and hits him high on the pad

13.6

Umar Gul to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, keeps it a shade outside off and he lets it go

End of over 14 (maiden) Bangladesh 24/3
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (10b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-4-12-1
Nazimuddin    8* (36b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    4-3-2-2

14.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward and beside the line, taps it towards cover

14.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, another beauty, angles it inwards from wide of the stumps, gets him forward and he pokes at it, very close to the outside edge

14.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, bends this one back in and he punches it on the front foot down to mid-on

14.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, FOUR, we're seeing a confident shot after a while, overpitched outside, gets a good stride across, drives square off the front foot and finds the gap at point perfectly

14.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, bangs it in short and he lets the bouncer sail over his head

14.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards cover

Ken: "Why do they continue to select Ashraful, with a batting average of 23? ODI is even worse at 22 at only a strike rate of 70. 20/20 is worse again at 18, but at a healthy strike rate of 141."

End of over 15 (4 runs) Bangladesh 28/3
Nazimuddin    12* (42b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    5-3-6-2
Mushfiqur Rahim    4* (10b 1x4)      Umar Gul    7-4-12-1

Saeed Ajmal now

15.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, no run, turn and bounce down the leg side, Adnan fumbled the take

15.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mushfiqur Rahim, OUT, trapped in front! Lands it just wide of the off stump, turns back in, he stays back at the crease and the ball hits him in line with middle, couldn't get his bat behind the line, Doctrove gives him out

Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Saeed Ajmal 4 (24m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Shakib walks in. Bangladesh in familiar trouble

15.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays back and defends to the off side

15.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, waits for it to turn and defends again

15.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, gives it more air, he gets forward and works it off his pads

15.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, gets well forward and defends

Ali has this trivia: Since 1910 (in nearly 100 years), only three other spinners have bowled the first over of a Test. They are Aubrey Faulkner (1912), Polly Umrigar (1955) and Motganhalli Jaisimha twice (1964 and 1969)."

End of over 16 (1 run) Bangladesh 29/4
Nazimuddin    12* (43b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-1-1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (3b)      Aizaz Cheema    5-3-6-2

16.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets away with a loose delivery down the leg side, Shakib tries to work it fine, lost an opportunity there

16.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays right behind the line and defends down the track

16.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, strays a bit on the pads and he clips him down towards fine leg who's a bit square

16.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, in the meantime the debutant has shown more patience, he's happy to leave this one outside the off stump to the keeper

16.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, well left again, Cheema shapes this one inwards even more from slightly wide of the crease

16.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, good looking shot but straight to mid-on, angles towards the pads and he pushes it through the line, perhaps he should have closed the face of the bat

Zeeshan: "Seeing the debutant Nazim survive so far makes me wonder if there is any record of a player on debut staying not out on first innings or both."

End of over 17 (1 run) Bangladesh 30/4
Nazimuddin    12* (46b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    6-3-7-2
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-1-1

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays back, waits for the turn and defends

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, punches it to the off side

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, continues round the wicket with two slips, punches it towards cover

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up slowly, he's content stayin on the backfoot to defend

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, defends close to the off stump again

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays back and punches him down to cover

End of over 18 (maiden) Bangladesh 30/4
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (12b)      Saeed Ajmal    2-1-1-1
Nazimuddin    12* (46b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    6-3-7-2

18.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, gives him a bit of width outside off for a change, the ball holds its line before reaching the keeper

18.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, FOUR, he pitches it up and invites the shot and Nazim obliges, good looking shot, he gets on his knee and stylishly drives it in the air and straight into the gap at cover, quite a massive gap

18.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, lands it outside off and he safely shoulders arms

18.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, tests him out with a short one and Nazim is alert as ever to sway away from it

18.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, 1 run, very cleverly disguised slower ball, 98.5 kph, and well played too as he watched it closely and gently taps it to the on side, reminds of Chris Cairns bowling Chris Read at Lord's 1999 - best slower ball I've seen

18.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

End of over 19 (5 runs) Bangladesh 35/4
Shakib Al Hasan    2* (13b)      Aizaz Cheema    7-3-12-2
Nazimuddin    17* (51b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-1-1-1

19.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, 1 run, taps it towards point and they scamper through for a single

19.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stays right back and pushes it to cover

19.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, stays back at the crease and clips it to the on side

19.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, tossed up slowly on the of stump and defended to the off side

19.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, 3 runs, rare lapse in the fielding, he pushes it towards short extra cover and sets off quickly, Farhat throws wide at the bowler's end and they take overthrows

19.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, big appeal from Adnan but I think there was a thick inside edge

End of over 20 (5 runs) Bangladesh 40/4
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (16b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-6-1
Nazimuddin    21* (54b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    7-3-12-2

20.1

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run

20.2

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, gets well forward and defends

20.3

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, exposes his stumps but he defends well on the front foot

20.4

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, pushes it softly towards mid-off

20.5

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, pushed through much quicker, flatter too, defended on the front foot

20.6

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, that's a risky leave! The ball straightens and misses the pad and the stumps

Priyashrav: "@Zeeshan Jacques Rudolph & Brendon Kuruppu both scored unbeaten Double-tons in 1st innings of their debut,so I guess that answers your question!"

End of over 21 (maiden) Bangladesh 40/4
Nazimuddin    21* (60b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-1-0-0
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (16b)      Saeed Ajmal    3-1-6-1

21.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turns it to the on side for a single

21.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, drives firmly down the pitch back to the bowler

21.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, Ajmal continues round the wicket, Nazim just manages to get behind the line to defend

21.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, 1 run, turns it behind square and they scamper a single, the throw to the keeper was a shade late as he removed the stump

21.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed it firmly back to the bowler

21.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, A touch risky though! The ball skidded through outside off but he adjusted well and sliced it wide of slip, runs to third man

End of over 22 (6 runs) Bangladesh 46/4
Shakib Al Hasan    8* (19b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-12-1
Nazimuddin    22* (63b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-1-0-0

22.1

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward and drives on the up towards cover

22.2

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, exposes his stumps and defends

22.3

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward to a quicker one and defends

22.4

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, no run, defends in front of the leg stump

22.5

Abdur Rehman to Nazimuddin, 1 run, stays back and clips it wide of short leg with soft hands wide of forward short leg

22.6

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, caught at square leg would you believe it! With the ring of close catchers around him he manages to find square leg, gets down to sweep, he intended to slog I suppose but didn't get the elevation to clear Hafeez, easy catch

Shakib Al Hasan c Mohammad Hafeez b Abdur Rehman 8 (32m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

All he had to do was play till lunch. That was another give-away

End of over 23 (1 run) Bangladesh 47/5
     Abdur Rehman    2-1-1-1
Nazimuddin    23* (68b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-1-12-1

23.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, FOUR, nice timing, he reads the doosra early, stays back and punches it crisply wide of point, Rehman gives the chase, pulls it back on the dive but the ball rolls back towards the rope

23.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward and drives to mid-off

23.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, defends softly to the on side

23.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, gets forward and smothers the spin

23.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, Dropped Nazim gets forward to defend and gets a thin edge, the ball clips Adnan's gloves and drops just short of Younis at slip

23.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, gets well forward and defends

End of over 24 (4 runs) Bangladesh 51/5
Nazimuddin    27* (74b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-1-16-1
Mahmudullah    0* (0b)      Abdur Rehman    2-1-1-1

Last over before lunch

24.1

Abdur Rehman to Mahmudullah, no run, gets forward and defends

24.2

Abdur Rehman to Mahmudullah, no run, makes just a hint of room and defends

24.3

Abdur Rehman to Mahmudullah, no run, slower through the air and defended

24.4

Abdur Rehman to Mahmudullah, no run, stays back and defends softly

24.5

Abdur Rehman to Mahmudullah, no run, tossed up slowly, he lunges forward and defends

2 slips and a silly point

24.6

Abdur Rehman to Mahmudullah, 1 run, quicker through the air and he squirts it out to midwicket for a quick single

11.30: That's lunch. It says something when the debutant stays unbeaten after a two-hour session while his more senior colleagues fail. A familiar scene for Bangladesh on the first morning of a Test. The top order struggled against the new ball and the spinners exploited the brittle confidence of the batsmen to sneak in two wickets. We will be back in 40 minutes.

Shahzad: 'if only there wasn't a cricinfo censor board i would have loved to translate what ajmal just said to akmal on dropping that catch for u guys."

End of over 25 (1 run) Bangladesh 52/5
Mahmudullah    1* (6b)      Abdur Rehman    3-1-2-1
Nazimuddin    27* (74b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-1-16-1

Right, Kanishkaa is away to meet his banker. Anyone of you sent him a wad of banknotes? This is Nitin Sundar on commentary for a bit. Gul has the ball from the Ispahani End. Not the one in Nungambakkam. Three slips and short leg.

25.1

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, no run, full length ball at 125 kph, defended by Mahmud carefully.

Mahmud and Nazim in BBB descriptions. Hope that is Ok. Gives me a little more time to work with.

25.2

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, FOUR, edged but safe for a change. Mahmudullah did better than his predecessors, soft hands even as he realised the seamwork was going to induce an edge. It drops short of Younis in the slips and speeds away.

25.3

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, no run, straighter ball, lands on middle and leg and straightens, Mahmud defends off the front foot.

25.4

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, on the pads now, and Mahmud turns it away with a neat working of the wrists, just out of Shafiq's reach at short leg .... Close!

25.5

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 4 leg byes, angled into the pads, he is well inside the line now as he looks to glance, and it goes off the pad for four freebies.

25.6

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 1 run, stays beside the line and defends to the off side for a single.

End of over 26 (11 runs) Bangladesh 63/5
Mahmudullah    8* (12b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-4-19-1
Nazimuddin    27* (74b 4x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-1-2-1

26.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, appeal for a catch but no bat on that as Ajmal turns this towards leg from round the stumps. Straight off the pad.

26.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, full on middle and leg, defended carefully off the front foot.

26.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, even fuller, Mahmud carefully smothers the turn.

That enduring request, again, from Anees: "Yes Nitin. I sent him the cash but he has not yet sent me Pak Team group Photo WITHOUT Malik."

26.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, stays back and steers a short ball straightening down the line to the off side.

26.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, 1 run, goes past short leg again. Ajmal's posing a lot of headaches with the round the stumps line. Mahmud pushes with hard hands as this one turns and bounces. Inside edge onto the pad and just past Shafiq's leap to his right.

26.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nazimuddin, no run, Nazim covers the line off the front foot and defends.

End of over 27 (1 run) Bangladesh 64/5
Nazimuddin    27* (75b 4x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-1-17-1
Mahmudullah    9* (17b 1x4)      Umar Gul    8-4-19-1

27.1

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, no run, bumper from Gul, and Mahmud ducks under it quickly.

27.2

Umar Gul to Mahmudullah, 3 runs, on the pads now, Gul has done this a few times today, and it is worked away square for three. Good wristwork from Mahmud, and he keeps it down now.

Kanishkaa is back and he is smiling wide. Ask him about it.

27.3

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, back of a length outside off, Nazim leaves as well as he has all day.

27.4

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a length on off stump, Nazim stays behind the line and defends.

27.5

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, FOUR, edged, but safe! Probably Nazim's worst shot all day, but this was a good ball. It was back of a length on off stump and nipped off the seam. Nazim had to play at it, but he needn't have pushed so hard in front of the body. The ball squared him up and burst through the gap between slip and gully.

27.6

Umar Gul to Nazimuddin, OUT, all over for Nazimuddin. He battled so hard before lunch, but two bad shots on the trot end his stay. He's late to get forward to this one and again props the bat at it for some good old slip catching practice. The edge was dying on Hafeez in the slips, but Nazim walked off quickly. Or did he? He's stopped at the boundary edge. Hang on, they are looking at replays now. No change in decision, Nazim's debut innings is over.

Nazimuddin c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 31 (132m 79b 5x4 0x6) SR: 39.24

End of over 28 (7 runs) Bangladesh 71/6
     Umar Gul    9-4-26-2
Mahmudullah    12* (19b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-1-17-1

28.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, full ball on the stumps from Ajmal, defended to the leg side.

28.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, 2 runs, short and wide, Mahmud cuts it away behind square for a couple.

Nasir Hossain is the new man in.

Mazher sends in a Wonder Stat: "Taufeeq Umar and Mohammad Hafeez, when open batting in this Test, they will become the first pair in history of Pakistan Cricket to open the batting in 11 consecutive Tests. They will leave behind pairs of Saeed Anwar and Aamir Sohail in 1994-95, Ramiz Raja and Muddasir Nazar in 1987-88; both opened the innings in 10 consecutive Tests."

28.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, short of a length just outside off from round the stumps, and it is chopped towards the point area.

28.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, fuller on the stumps, defended well off the front foot.

28.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, full length again on middle and off, and he defends off the front foot.

28.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, FOUR, boundaries are coming exclusively in edges. Floater outside off, Mahmudullah doesn't pick it and gets a thick outside edge that runs away.

Right, over to Kanishkaa now.

End of over 29 (6 runs) Bangladesh 77/6
Mahmudullah    18* (25b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-1-23-1
Nasir Hossain    0* (0b)      Umar Gul    9-4-26-2

Thanks Nitin. I can assure you all I went to an actual bank, and not a pub called The Bank

29.1

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, keeps it just outside off and he's happy to leave it to the keeper

29.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, lands it on middle and leg, he shuffles and clips it to the on side

29.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, wide and asking to be slapped, Nasir stays at the crease and confidently cuts square, minimal effort, races towards the rope

29.4

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, bangs it in short and he just manages to leave it down the leg side

29.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, another bouncer but this is too short for him to play, safely left alone

29.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays right back at the crease and defends, fends it off rather

End of over 30 (4 runs) Bangladesh 81/6
Nasir Hossain    4* (6b 1x4)      Umar Gul    10-4-30-2
Mahmudullah    18* (25b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-1-23-1

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, bowls it flat, he gets forward and defends to the on side

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, comes well forward and smothers the spin

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, defends softly wide of forward short leg

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, strays down the leg side and Adnan fumbles

slip, leg slip and forward short leg on the prowl

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, no run, pushes it to the on side

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Mahmudullah, OUT, trapped on the back leg and the slide gets worse! He bowls from round the wicket, lands on middle and leg and holds its line, Mahmudullah wasn't sure with his defence, the ball hits his back leg in line with the stumps

Mahmudullah lbw b Saeed Ajmal 18 (34m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.06

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 81/7
     Saeed Ajmal    8-2-23-2
Nasir Hossain    4* (6b 1x4)      Umar Gul    10-4-30-2

31.1

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, confident punch off the backfoot

We haven't seen any kind of resilience from Bangladesh all morning

31.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, cuts hard but finds point, slight fumble by the fielder

Asad: "Bangladesh two recent best batsmen are batting at no. 7 and 8 ... sorry guys that won't work ... push them up the order. Would love to see Mahmudullah bat at 3, Shakib at 4 and Nasir at 5."

31.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, lands on the off stump line and holds its line, he safely defends

31.4

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays beside the line and defends softly towards mid-off

31.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, Nasir wanted to whack that out of here, quick bouncer, perhaps a bit too late on the hook, swished at thin air

31.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, confident push off the front foot but there's a fumble by the fielder at extra cover so that costs two

End of over 32 (2 runs) Bangladesh 83/7
Nasir Hossain    6* (12b 1x4)      Umar Gul    11-4-32-2
Elias Sunny    0* (0b)      Saeed Ajmal    8-2-23-2

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, spins away from the left-hander, he shoulders arms

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, stays beside the line and dabs it wide of silly point

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, he watchfully lets it go to the keeper

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, comes forward and defends softly to the on side

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, closes the face of the bat and nearly lobs it to Azhar Ali at silly point

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, comes well forward and defends

Gav: "The problem with Bangladesh's batting is that the best batsmen are at 7 and 8! Drop Rahim down to 7 and push Mahmud up there. Not to sure what to do about Ashraful."

End of over 33 (maiden) Bangladesh 83/7
Elias Sunny    0* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    9-3-23-2
Nasir Hossain    6* (12b 1x4)      Umar Gul    11-4-32-2

33.1

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, keeps it on the off stump and he gets forward and defends softly

33.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes forward and pushes it towards mid-off

33.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, mixes it up by bowling the yorker, Nasir does well to keep his eyes on it and squirt it out

33.4

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets his front foot across and defends, closes the face of the bat and pushes it down the track

33.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, comes forward to defend, inside edge onto his pads

33.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, Gul probes on that off stump, can't see much seam movement at this stage, Nasir safely defends

End of over 34 (maiden) Bangladesh 83/7
Nasir Hossain    6* (18b 1x4)      Umar Gul    12-5-32-2
Elias Sunny    0* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    9-3-23-2

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it towards cover, I think I heard Adnan saying "another wicket" while Ajmal was delivering

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, stays back and clips him down to short fine leg

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers him wide of slip

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, bowls it flatter, Sunny stays back and defends with soft hands

Adeeb: 'i think Shakib Al Hasan shoud bat at No.3 as he is a good player of pace and spin and can see off the new ball he comes under pressure when the wickets are tumbling and looses his wicket."

End of over 35 (2 runs) Bangladesh 85/7
Elias Sunny    1* (11b)      Saeed Ajmal    10-3-25-2
Nasir Hossain    7* (19b 1x4)      Umar Gul    12-5-32-2

35.1

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, looked like the slower ball, Nasir watched it through and defended it softly

35.2

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, hits the deck hard and Nasir ducks under that bouncer

35.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, bowls it fuller, probably searches for some swing, it comes straight and full and Nasir defends

35.4

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, stylish drive off the front foot off a full delivery but straight to short extra cover

Tariq: 'Nasir Hussain's batting style is the best I have seen in Bangladesh cricket even for the last 10 years or so. In my openion he is best suited at No.3 position. He has the potential to do something in the future for B'Desh cricket."

35.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, short and wide, he slaps it in the air but there's protection in the deep

35.6

Umar Gul to Elias Sunny, no run, hits the deck hard and he lets that go over his head

End of over 36 (1 run) Bangladesh 86/7
Elias Sunny    1* (12b)      Umar Gul    13-5-33-2
Nasir Hossain    8* (24b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    10-3-25-2

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, stays back and clips him wide of forward short leg

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, comes well forward and defends

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, comes forward and smothers the spin

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, goes back and defends softly

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, beats the outside edge on the forward drive

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, he bravely shoulders arms, that held its line and missed the stumps

End of over 37 (1 run) Bangladesh 87/7
Elias Sunny    1* (17b)      Saeed Ajmal    11-3-26-2
Nasir Hossain    9* (25b 1x4)      Umar Gul    13-5-33-2

Cheema returns

37.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, shot of confidence, he fetches a short ball from the off stump, swivels and pulls wide of midwicket

There's a deep backward square leg

37.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, lands on a good length on the off stump, he stays back and defends

37.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, a touch too wide outside the off stump, in the length to drive, he decides to leave it alone

37.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, holds the length back outside the off stump, he stays back and punches it to mid-off

37.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, Cheema strays on the pads, fine leg was far away, easily done by Nasir as he turns at the crease and works it down to fine leg

37.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets beside the line and tries to steer it wide of gully but plays it straight to him

Saad: "BD batsmen have lost it.. they could do much much better than this, atleast they should have tried to stay at crease and bat out one full day. I am sure this is the minimum target their coach wanted to achieve. This Pakistan attack is good but remember... its WITHOUT their 4 frontline test bowlers (Kaneria, Amir, Asif and Wahab)."

Mehedi: "As a Bangladeshi fan, I don't think we should blame only the players. It is the non-cricketers (administrators+fans) who wanted to take a shortcut by getting test status without even having any First Class structure at all. Bangladesh is probably the only country who got test status because of "potential" (read big fan-base = more money) rather than cricketing ability."

End of over 38 (8 runs) Bangladesh 95/7
Nasir Hossain    17* (31b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    8-3-20-2
Elias Sunny    1* (17b)      Saeed Ajmal    11-3-26-2

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, tucks it to the on side off his hip

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, gets well forward and defends to the off side

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, 1 run, comes over the wicket, tosses it on the pads, turns it just wide of forward short leg

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, round the wicket to the right-hander again, clipped to the on side

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, fires it full, he squirts it back to the bowler

End of over 39 (1 run) Bangladesh 96/7
Nasir Hossain    17* (33b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    12-3-27-2
Elias Sunny    2* (21b)      Aizaz Cheema    8-3-20-2

39.1

Aizaz Cheema to Elias Sunny, no run, angles across the left-hander, Sunny thinks about playing at it but changes his mind

39.2

Aizaz Cheema to Elias Sunny, no run, slants it across the left-hander again, this time a bit too wide to chase

39.3

Aizaz Cheema to Elias Sunny, no run, stays right behind the line and defends back to the bowler

39.4

Aizaz Cheema to Elias Sunny, no run, slants it across again, Sunny gets his foot across and leaves it alone, well left

39.5

Aizaz Cheema to Elias Sunny, no run, bangs it in short and down the leg side, Sunny's happy to let it go

39.6

Aizaz Cheema to Elias Sunny, no run, fires the yorker wide outside the off stump, he leaves it alone, the ball rolls quickly to the keeper

End of over 40 (maiden) Bangladesh 96/7
Elias Sunny    2* (27b)      Aizaz Cheema    9-4-20-2
Nasir Hossain    17* (33b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    12-3-27-2

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays back and defends with soft hands

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, Dropped Too tough for Adnan, Nasir cuts, gets a thick edge and too quick for the keeper, deflects off his glove and lands short of slip

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, shapes to cut again but misses

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, 1 run

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, no run, gets forward and angles it just wide of slip

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Elias Sunny, OUT, good reflexes by Younis! Ajmal comes over the wicket, Sunny comes forward to defend, fails to cover the line, Adnan wisely opts not to go for it and leaves it for Younis who falls to his right and cups it

Elias Sunny c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal 2 (43m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.89

End of over 41 (1 run) Bangladesh 97/8
     Saeed Ajmal    13-3-28-3
Nasir Hossain    18* (37b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    9-4-20-2

Shahadat walks in

41.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, bangs it in short outside off and he safely lets it go

41.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, 1 run, swings it in and he clips it just wide of midwicket

41.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, FOUR, Shahadat takes Bangladesh past 100, overpitching on the off stump, uses the pace of the ball to push it through the line down to long-off

41.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, he tries a forehand slap past the bowler but mistimes it, it's in the air but mistimed, mid-on picks it up

41.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, 4 leg byes, Cheema struggling here, strays on the pads, Nasir tries to work it off his bat but the ball clips his pad and races to fine leg

41.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, chops it to cover point, tells his partner to wait

Samad: "This is 83rd catch by Younis Khan crossed Inzi 81 catches and now only behind Javid Miandad who has most catches for PAK 93 catches"

End of over 42 (10 runs) Bangladesh 107/8
Nasir Hossain    19* (41b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    10-4-26-2
Shahadat Hossain    5* (2b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-3-28-3

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, no run, big appeal for a stumping! Comes round the wicket, the ball straightens and beats the outside edge and the stumps, Adnan whips off the bails and the shrill of the appeal could be heard back in Pakistan, third umpire takes a look but he's safe

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, no run, comes well forward and defends

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, no run, another doosra and beaten, the two slips are waiting

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tossed up even slower, he tries to work it with the turn but the ball clips the pads and rolls away

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, no run, gets well forward and defends

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, spoons it in the air but just beats Ajmal, runs to long-on

End of over 43 (1 run) Bangladesh 108/8
Shahadat Hossain    6* (8b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-3-29-3
Nasir Hossain    19* (41b 3x4)      Aizaz Cheema    10-4-26-2

43.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, makes room and tries to slap it away wide of midwicket, mistimes it and the ball drops wide of mid-on

43.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, says behind the line and defends to the off side

43.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, nips back in and he awkwardly defends it, gets an inside edge onto the pads

43.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, nips back in off a good length, he stays back and defends with soft hands

43.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, shot of intent there! Pitched up outside the off stump, drive on the up through the line and he lofts well wide of mid-off

43.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, three outcomes were possible there, he hooks a bouncer, didn't seem in full control at first glance, Ajmal tries to cacth it close to the rope at fine leg, the ball just drops short of the rope

End of over 44 (9 runs) Bangladesh 117/8
Nasir Hossain    27* (46b 5x4)      Aizaz Cheema    11-4-35-2
Shahadat Hossain    7* (9b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-3-29-3

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, no run, comes forward and defends it

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shahadat Hossain, 1 run, gets forward and drives just wide of cover

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays back and softly clips it to forward short leg

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, goes back and defends softly to the off side

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets good turn and bounce, tries to cut but misses

End of over 45 (1 run) Bangladesh 118/8
Nasir Hossain    27* (50b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-3-30-3
Shahadat Hossain    8* (11b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    11-4-35-2

Here's Abdur Rehman

45.1

Abdur Rehman to Shahadat Hossain, no run, tosses it up outside off, he gets forward and defends

45.2

Abdur Rehman to Shahadat Hossain, no run, squares him up on that off stump, just manages to defend it

45.3

Abdur Rehman to Shahadat Hossain, no run, chips down the track to smash it but he inside edges it onto the pads

45.4

Abdur Rehman to Shahadat Hossain, no run

45.5

Abdur Rehman to Shahadat Hossain, OUT, through the gate, a bit too good for Shahadat, the quicker one which zips through, hardly any time for the batsman to get behind and defend, through off and middle

Shahadat Hossain b Abdur Rehman 8 (22m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

45.6

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, nearly finishes it off, the ball sneaks past the outside edge as he shapes to defend

Mazher (not Majeed): "Saeed Ajmal, with 44 wickets in 7th Test, is leading wicket taker of year 2011 in Tests and there is one more Test for him. Only Ishant Sharma (41 Wickets in 11 Tests) can beat him in this race but he will have to do all in the Boxing Day Test."

End of over 46 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 118/9
Rubel Hossain    0* (1b)      Abdur Rehman    4-2-2-2
Nasir Hossain    27* (50b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-3-30-3

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, defends to the off side

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, defends to the on side

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, watchfully defends to the off side

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, stays back and defends

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, bowls the quicker one, manages to get behind the line to defend

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, the quicker one, stays back and defends to the on side

End of over 47 (maiden) Bangladesh 118/9
Nasir Hossain    27* (56b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-4-30-3
Rubel Hossain    0* (1b)      Abdur Rehman    4-2-2-2

47.1

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, bowls it flatter, he stays back and defends

47.2

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, 2 runs, stays back, waits for the turn before clipping him down to midwicket

47.3

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, comes well forward and defends

47.4

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, quicker delivery and safely defended

47.5

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, comes forward early and smothers the spin

47.6

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, quicker through the air, honing in on leg stump, defends down the track

End of over 48 (2 runs) Bangladesh 120/9
Rubel Hossain    2* (7b)      Abdur Rehman    5-2-4-2
Nasir Hossain    27* (56b 5x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-4-30-3

48.1

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, SIX, shows his confidence, stays at the crease, bends down on his knee and tonks it cleanly over wide long-on, really is a find for Bangladesh

48.2

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, tries to pull but mistimes it

48.3

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, gets well forward and defends

48.4

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, quicker delivery, manages to defend it

48.5

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, that's a lovely shot, full and wide outside off, he leans forward, gets behind it and caresses it wide of mid-off and cover

48.6

Saeed Ajmal to Nasir Hossain, no run, steers it to the off side but can't get the single to keep the strike

End of over 49 (10 runs) Bangladesh 130/9
Nasir Hossain    37* (62b 6x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    17-4-40-3
Rubel Hossain    2* (7b)      Abdur Rehman    5-2-4-2

49.1

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, no run, defends to the off side, wide open spaces on the on side to take a single though

49.2

Abdur Rehman to Rubel Hossain, 1 run, like this one - gently tucked towards short fine leg to get off the strike

49.3

Abdur Rehman to Nasir Hossain, no run, fuller delivery and defended softly to the off side

49.4

Abdur Rehman to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, slogs but just manages to clear square leg, well actually it was quite high and the fielder really had to leap for that one

49.5

Abdur Rehman to Nasir Hossain, no run, appeal for an lbw but the ball hit him high on the back leg

49.6

Abdur Rehman to Nasir Hossain, no run, Nasir pokes it towards short extra cover and tries to steal a single, he's sent back, the bowler gathers and takes aim and misses at the bowler's end, nearly an overthrow

End of over 50 (5 runs) Bangladesh 135/9
Nasir Hossain    41* (66b 7x4 1x6)      Abdur Rehman    6-2-9-2
Rubel Hossain    3* (9b)      Saeed Ajmal    17-4-40-3
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
Series Results
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka - Dec 17-21, 2011
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong - Dec 9-12, 2011
Pakistan won by an innings and 184 runs
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Dec 12, 2011

Misbah-ul-Haq's men have won five Tests out of nine in 2011, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Chittagong, 4th day, December 12, 2011

Misbah-ul-Haq's men have won five Tests out of nine in 2011

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Dec 12, 2011

Younis Khan was Man of the Match for his unbeaten double-century, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 1st Test, Chittagong, 4th day, December 12, 2011

Younis Khan was Man of the Match for his unbeaten double-century

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