Pakistan in Bangladesh Test Series - 2nd Test

Bangladesh v Pakistan

Pakistan won by 7 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

Umar Gul will kick things off. Three slips and a gully.

There's a bit of grass on the track, and moisture as well due to the mist in the morning, and the fast bowlers, the experts reckon, should get some assistance early on.

10.40am 87 overs expected to be bowled today, though it might be difficult. The start has been delayed by more than an hour.

10.15am Pakistan have won the toss and decided to field, probably given the moisture all around. Pakistan are unchanged. Bangladesh have made two changes. Robiul Islam and Nazmul Hossain are in, replacing Ashraful and Rubel. Mohammad Isam tells us this about Nazmul: "Nazmul is playing after EXACTLY 7 years.. He played his last Test in 2004 against India..the match beginning on Dec 17 as well." He's played just one Test before this.

Hussain begins the day with a bit of sarcasm: "The toss is such a strenous exercise that it relies heavily on the ability of players to visually percieve the coin, which travels at the pace of Shuan Tait's searing yorkers. That is why, folks, we waited for some of the fog to subside before calling in the toss. It really isn't a waste of time at all."

10.10am We're still waiting for information about when the game will start, but they've started clearing the dew from the outfield now. The covers are being taken off. The game will begin at 10.45am. The toss will take place at 10.20am.

10.00am We should have an update soon. In the meantime, there's a children's choir singing a patriotic song.

9.35am: Well, it seems the improvement isn't good enough. The umpires have arranged another inspection at 10am local time.

9.25 It has brightened up slightly, the umpires say, but still not good enough it appears. They would ideally like to start the game with natural light. The outfield is drying up but it was very misty in the morning.

9.15am: You could just kill some time reading the preview before the inspection.

9.10am There will be an inspection at 9.30am local time. That's another 20 minutes away. Not the first time the toss has been delayed due to fog here.

9.00am The toss has indeed been delayed.

8.55am Just heard that there is a thick cover of fog at the ground. Will that delay the toss? The umpires may have an inspection soon. The toss is due at 9.00. One cover is still on.

8.50am local time Good morning and welcome to the coverage of the second Test between Pakistan and Bangladesh. We will give you news of the toss and teams as soon as possible.

0.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, slides it wide outside off at 133kmph, Tamim shoulders arms to that one

0.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goodish length outside off, in the channel outside off, at 134kmph, shoulders arms to that one

0.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goodish length on the off, rocks forward and taps it towards cover

A short square leg also in place

0.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angling it away from the left-hander, in the corridor again and Tamim leaves it be

0.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, angling it away from the left-hander, Tamim leaves that alone, too wide to chase that

0.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length outside off, rises up from a good length and he leaves that aloine

That appeared to come back in just a hint but no swing there in the first over, maybe a minimal amount of movement

End of over 1 (maiden) Bangladesh 0/0
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0
Nazimuddin    0* (0b)     

Aizaz Cheema runs in and facing him is Nazimuddin, who was impressive in the first Test

1.1

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a good length outside off, angling in and he leaves it alone

1.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, this one moved away after pitching, short of a good length and he left that alone

1.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, played it well did Nazimuddin, shortish on the off and moved away a little and he kept it down, playing it down with soft hands towards third slip on the bounce

1.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets across and defends it into the leg side

Three slips, a gully and a short leg

1.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, no run, angling in towards middle, coming on straight, gets across and works it to midwicket

1.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nazimuddin, OUT, Tarapore raises his finger, nipped back in sharply from outside off and Nazimuddin let it go, he didn't expect it to move in so sharply, the only issue there was height but the umpire had no problem, despite a very stifled appeal from the bowler Cheema but decibel levels were much higher behind the wicket. We need to take another look at the replay, to the naked eye it seemed it was going over but I may be wrong

Nazimuddin lbw b Aizaz Cheema 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Struck him on the thighs and it seems to me it would have gone over. The umpire, though, didn't think so

End of over 2 (wicket maiden) Bangladesh 0/1
     Aizaz Cheema    1-1-0-1
Tamim Iqbal    0* (6b)      Umar Gul    1-1-0-0

2.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets forward and plays it to cover

Shahriar Nafees is the new man

2.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run

2.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, ooh, almost dragged it on, in the channel outside off and he was looking to leave it but did so very late, was probably caught in two minds there, got an inside edge and was lucky he didn't chop it on

2.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, angling in towards middle this time, closes the face on that one and gets it past short leg for a couple of runs to open Bangladesh's account

2.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goodish length on the off, Tamim rocks forward and taps it towards mid-on

2.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, gets on the front foot and defends that good-length delivery into the leg side

End of over 3 (2 runs) Bangladesh 2/1
Tamim Iqbal    2* (12b)      Umar Gul    2-1-2-0
Shahriar Nafees    0* (0b)      Aizaz Cheema    1-1-0-1

3.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, struck on the pads but that was shortish, it pitched outside leg and struck him high on the pads

3.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it to cover

3.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length outside off, angling across, left alone

3.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, pitched up on the off, tries to drive it through the off side, gets a thick inside edge through midwicket for a couple of runs

Replays of the Nazimuddin lbw suggest there may have been some contact with the top of the front pad on its way to the thigh, but it's still hard to make out.

3.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short and wide and Shahriar chases that one, reached for it and missed

3.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Cheema gets that to move back in from a good length outside off, shoulders arms to that one, wasn't too far from the off

End of over 4 (2 runs) Bangladesh 4/1
Shahriar Nafees    2* (6b)      Aizaz Cheema    2-1-2-1
Tamim Iqbal    2* (12b)      Umar Gul    2-1-2-0

4.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goodish length outside off and he's beaten, nipping away from short of a good length and Tamim flirted with it, was beaten

4.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, goodish length outside off, gets forward and tries to punch it through the off, the bat turns and he ends up playing it to mid-on

4.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, back of a length on the off, gets all the way back and knocks it down on the pitch

4.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, Tamim drives, pitched up and he goes after that one, gets forward and drives it elegantly through the covers, came off the meat

Change of angle, comes round the wicket

4.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, FOUR, back of a length outside off, got it to move away and he played it with an open face, through the slips, not entirely deliberate there, four more

4.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, playing away from his body there, short of a good length outside off, stabs it to point

End of over 5 (8 runs) Bangladesh 12/1
Tamim Iqbal    10* (18b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-1-10-0
Shahriar Nafees    2* (6b)      Aizaz Cheema    2-1-2-1

5.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it to point

Four slips now and a gully

5.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goodish length outside off, keeping its line, gets forward and knocks it down towards gully

5.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length outside off, angling away and he leaves it be

5.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goodish length outside off, gets this one to nip away from a good length, he fishes for it and then withdraws

5.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowls it on a length on the off stump, gets forward and presents the straight bat while playing it back

5.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shortish on leg stump, turns it into the leg side in front of the bowler

End of over 6 (maiden) Bangladesh 12/1
Shahriar Nafees    2* (12b)      Aizaz Cheema    3-2-2-1
Tamim Iqbal    10* (18b 2x4)      Umar Gul    3-1-10-0

In the six overs we've seen, Cheema has been able to move the ball about off the pitch. Not so much the case with Gul. No swing, though

6.1

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, Gul angles in from round the wicket, driven on the up through the covers for a couple of runs

6.2

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, appeal for lbw, did that pitch outside leg? Yes, pitched outside leg and angled towards middle, struck in line, you can't give those, Tamim got forward to defend but missed

6.3

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, 2 runs, coming down a little late, closed face as he played forward and he got it past midwicket, a couple more runs though not convincing

6.4

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and taps it back to the bowler

6.5

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, no run, around the off stump, bowled at 130.4kmph, gets forward and taps it back down the pitch

6.6

Umar Gul to Tamim Iqbal, OUT, Tamim falls, the change in length does the trick, probably the first attempted bouncer of the day, banged in short on middle and Tamim went for the hook, didn't keep it down, got a top edge and Cheema judged it well at fine leg, tricky catch since he had to move backwards but he tackled it well

Tamim Iqbal c Aizaz Cheema b Umar Gul 14 (33m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Not showing much restraint there at all. It's fine to have an attacking approach but Bangladesh have enough reason to attempt a course-correction, as many of their top-order batsmen have fallen going for shots in many Test matches prior to this.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Bangladesh 16/2
     Umar Gul    4-1-14-1
Shahriar Nafees    2* (12b)      Aizaz Cheema    3-2-2-1

7.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, good length on middle, gets forward and plays it back to the bowler

7.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short and wide and gets the treatment, plenty of width on offer there and Shahriar slashes it over point for a boundary

7.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish on the off, pushed wide of point for a single

A promotion for Mahmudullah, at No.3

7.4

Aizaz Cheema to Mahmudullah, OUT, Pakistan are on top and the Bangladesh top order is rattled, nipped back in from a good length outside off, he's moved it about this morning and got enough nip on that one to beat him through the gate as he played back to it

Mahmudullah b Aizaz Cheema 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Also a promotion for Nasir Hossain, who's been a find for the hosts this home season

7.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, good length from slightly wide of the crease there, Hossain stabbed inside the line to that one and he missed

7.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, back of a length outside off, nipping away, Nasir thought of playing at it initially but then let it be

End of over 8 (5 runs) Bangladesh 21/3
Nasir Hossain    0* (2b)      Aizaz Cheema    4-2-7-2
Shahriar Nafees    7* (15b 1x4)      Umar Gul    4-1-14-1

8.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, beaten, pushing it on a good length and that slides away, bowled at 131.8kmph, left alone to the keeper

8.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, gets forward and pushes it to extra cover

8.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short outside off and it's struck well, gets back, there is enough width, and cracks it hard through gully for a boundary

8.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched into the leg side past midwicket for a single

8.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, nips back in and Doctrove just moved his finger to his shirt pocket, nipped back in and struck him high on the pads, would have gone over comfortably after beating him through the gate

8.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, beaten, this one came back in just hint, lands on a good length and he pushes at it inside the line to be beaten

End of over 9 (5 runs) Bangladesh 26/3
Nasir Hossain    0* (4b)      Umar Gul    5-1-19-1
Shahriar Nafees    12* (19b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    4-2-7-2

9.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, back of a length on the off, rocks back and punches it past cover for a single

9.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, nips back in from outside off, knocks it into the leg side, a slight thick inside edge there

9.3

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, firing it short of a good length on middle, 133.4kmph, gets back to defend into the leg side, gets a bit of a leading edge and it drops into the off side

9.4

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, Nasir's not completely confident out there, yet, angling in and he pushes at it loosely back towards the bowler

9.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, 2 runs, in the channel outside off and he pushes it past extra cover for a couple of runs

9.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, punches it to extra cover off the front foot

End of over 10 (3 runs) Bangladesh 29/3
Nasir Hossain    2* (9b)      Aizaz Cheema    5-2-10-2
Shahriar Nafees    13* (20b 2x4)      Umar Gul    5-1-19-1

10.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, slightly short of a good length on the off, gets forward and defends it to point

10.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, turned away towards fine leg for a single

10.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, drops it short on middle, struck in the mid-riff as he tries to knock it down into the leg side, is feeling the pain now, calling for help

Angling in and that struck him hard. Getting some medical attention, nothing very serious, he's got back on his feet

10.4

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, plays that good length delivery from the crease, pushes it by closing the face towards mid-on

10.5

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, FOUR, Nasir times that very well, on a driving length outside off and he rocked forward and square-drove it through point

10.6

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, no run, back of a length outside off, sways out of the way and lets it go

End of over 11 (5 runs) Bangladesh 34/3
Nasir Hossain    6* (13b 1x4)      Umar Gul    6-1-24-1
Shahriar Nafees    14* (22b 2x4)      Aizaz Cheema    5-2-10-2

11.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, pitched on a length and Nafees eases that past mid-off, in the slot for the left-hander with a bit of width as well and he tackled it well

11.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length outside off, shoulders arms to that one

11.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, goodish length on the off, pushes it with a slightly closed face to mid-on

11.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short ball outside leg and it's whipped away towards fine leg for a single

11.5

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

11.6

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, no run, short of a good length outside off, nips away and he lets it through

End of over 12 (5 runs) Bangladesh 39/3
Nasir Hossain    6* (15b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    6-2-15-2
Shahriar Nafees    19* (26b 3x4)      Umar Gul    6-1-24-1

12.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back of a length outside off, pushes at it away from his body, stabs it to gully

12.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, fullish on middle, clipped past mid-on for a quick single

12.3

Umar Gul to Nasir Hossain, 1 run

12.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, ooh, superb delivery, that snorter took off from back of a length and Nafees did well swaying it out of the way, dropped his hands on that one as well

12.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back of a length outside off, a touch wider and he leaves that alone

12.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, pushed it wide of mid-off for a quick single

End of over 13 (3 runs) Bangladesh 42/3
Shahriar Nafees    21* (31b 3x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-27-1
Nasir Hossain    7* (16b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    6-2-15-2

13.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, firmly struck, pitched on a length outside off, struck towards mid-off where a dive keeps them to a single

13.2

Aizaz Cheema to Nasir Hossain, OUT, another one goes! Cheema takes three, a hint of movement, just a hint and that's enough to snare Nasir. Short of a good length outside off and he flirts with it, can't resist, gets a thin nick and Adnan makes no mistake, promising start, a not too unpredictable end

Nasir Hossain c †Adnan Akmal b Aizaz Cheema 7 (29m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

Shakib comes in

13.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length outside off, sees that through to the keeper

13.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angling it towards middle, gets forward, closes the face and knocks it down into the leg side

13.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pushed it on a good length on middle and the difficulty there for the batsman would have been the away movement, gets forward and defends it with a slightly open face towards point

13.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, pitches it full outside off and he slices that towards point, no run on offer there

End of over 14 (1 run) Bangladesh 43/4
Shakib Al Hasan    0* (4b)      Aizaz Cheema    7-2-16-3
Shahriar Nafees    22* (32b 3x4)      Umar Gul    7-1-27-1

14.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, knocked it into the off side past mid-off for a quick single

14.2

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, banged in short on leg stump and it's a touch too high, ducks under it

14.3

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goodish length on the off, drops it down in front of point for a quick single

14.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back of a length on the off, rocks back and punches it to cover

14.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, dropped it short on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it into the off side

14.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, round the wicket, back of a length and Nafees chases that but can't reach it, best to leave those alone

End of over 15 (2 runs) Bangladesh 45/4
Shahriar Nafees    23* (36b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-29-1
Shakib Al Hasan    1* (6b)      Aizaz Cheema    7-2-16-3

15.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched towards off on the back foot

15.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, slightly short on middle and he turns the face on that one to work it through square leg for a well-run two

15.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish on middle, rocks all the way back and defends him into the off side

15.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drops it short on middle, gets front and across and jabs it into the leg side

15.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, fires it full on middle, almost yorker length and Shakib digs it out comfortably

15.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowls it full on the off stump and that's driven firmly to mid-off

End of over 16 (2 runs) Bangladesh 47/4
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (12b)      Aizaz Cheema    8-2-18-3
Shahriar Nafees    23* (36b 3x4)      Umar Gul    8-1-29-1

Mohammad Hafeez to bowl an over before the lunch break. A slip in place

16.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, round the wicket, tossed up outside off stump, pushed it towards cover

A silly point in place

16.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, floating it on middle, rocks forward and plays it into the leg side

16.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, drops it off the front foot into the off side wide of silly point

16.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, floating it on middle, gets a stride out and pushes it back down the pitch

16.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up on the off stump, drives it towards point

16.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tweaking it on the off stump, rocks forward, a big stride and defends it into the leg side, not much turn there

End of over 17 (maiden) Bangladesh 47/4
Shahriar Nafees    23* (42b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-1-0-0
Shakib Al Hasan    3* (12b)      Aizaz Cheema    8-2-18-3

Two slips and a short leg, Ajmal comes on

17.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slightly short on the off, rocks back and pushes it to point

17.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, plays that well, a bit of width and he chops it behind point for a couple of runs

17.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up on the off, gets forward, to the pitch, and defends it to cover

17.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted on middle, gets to the pitch and turns the face, plays it to midwicket

17.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish outside off, waits for it to turn away and chops it to point

17.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short and wide, holds its line this time, cut straight to point

End of over 18 (2 runs) Bangladesh 49/4
Shakib Al Hasan    5* (18b)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-2-0
Shahriar Nafees    23* (42b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-1-0-0

A slip, silly point and a short leg

18.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run

18.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish and fired in quick on middle, turned away past short leg for a single to raise their half-century

18.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angling in from round the wicket and got a bit of away turn, defended solidly into the leg side

18.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower through the air, rocks forward and pushes it back down the pitch

18.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, that one held its line, he moved back and defended it, but got a slight inside edge on that one

18.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, short outside off and he's slashed that hard past a diving point where the fielder dived over the ball, four to the score but Pakistan's session all the way

Bangladesh will be disappointed. The day began in overcast conditions due to the foggy weather and there was assistance to the bowlers, but the Bangladesh batsmen could have handled them better. Nazimuddin was probably unlucky, Tamim played a needless shot, Nasir flirted with one outside off while Mahmudullah was cleaned up by one that nipped back in and he had no clue about. Shakib, yet again, has to rescue them. How far can he go? Join us in half an hour. See you.

End of over 19 (5 runs) Bangladesh 54/4
Shakib Al Hasan    9* (22b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-5-0
Shahriar Nafees    24* (44b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    1-0-2-0

We are back, and ready for the resumption. The sun is out. Three slips

19.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, raps him on the pads and that came off the inside edge, rocked forward and played with bat close to pad

19.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goodish length on the off, pushed towards mid-off, not forcefully

19.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish on leg stump, gets across and defends it towards short leg

19.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, pushed off the front foot towards cover

19.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowled it full on the off, gets to the pitch and drives it straight to extra cover

19.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on the off, stabbed towarda a slightly deepish cover for a single

End of over 20 (2 runs) Bangladesh 56/4
Shakib Al Hasan    10* (27b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    9-2-20-3
Shahriar Nafees    25* (45b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-5-0

Hafeez to bowl from the other end

20.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up, was a full toss on the off stump, driven straight to mid-off

20.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, steps out this time does Shakib, gets to the pitch and drives it past mid-off for a single

A slip and a silly point in place

20.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, floating it on middle and off, drives it straight back to the bowler

20.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, tossed up on leg stump, driven through midwicket for a single

20.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled it slightly flat on the off, landed on a length, gets a stride out and defends it back to Hafeez

20.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled it flat on middle, gets front and across and knocks it to short leg

End of over 21 (3 runs) Bangladesh 59/4
Shahriar Nafees    27* (49b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-8-0
Shakib Al Hasan    11* (29b 1x4)      Aizaz Cheema    9-2-20-3

21.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length outside off, rocks back to cut it through point, saw some width and was immediately tempted to go after it, missed

21.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowled it full on the off, gets forward and drives it towards extra cover

21.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, replicates that shot this time and connects, short and wide and he chopped it hard to the point boundary

21.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, edged and four, that was bowled much fuller and Shakib pushed at it off the front foot, angling way and he got a thick outside edge through the slips, though not in the air, for four more

21.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets a stride out this time, gets to the pitch and defends that fullish delivery towards cover

21.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, three boundaries in the over, pitched up and he presented the full face while driving it past a diving mid-off, well timed and it fetches him a boundary

End of over 22 (12 runs) Bangladesh 71/4
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (35b 4x4)      Aizaz Cheema    10-2-32-3
Shahriar Nafees    27* (49b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-8-0

The asistance from the conditions for the bowlers would have reduced significantly. It's quite bright now and we might see the two spinners assuming a greater role now

22.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler

22.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, a bit of width on that one and turns away, leaves it be

22.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets forward and across and defends it into the leg side

22.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back and defends him in front of cover

22.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, floating it on middle and off, gets forward and pushes it back down the pitch

22.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, quicker through the air, gets back and defends it into the leg side for a quick single

End of over 23 (1 run) Bangladesh 72/4
Shahriar Nafees    28* (55b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-1-9-0
Shakib Al Hasan    23* (35b 4x4)      Aizaz Cheema    10-2-32-3

Abdur Rehman, who picked up seven wickets in the first Test, comes on

23.1

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, some effect straightaway, turning in from a good length outside off, gets an inside edge onto the pads and drops well short of short leg

23.2

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, spun in a fair bit from outside off and struck him high on the pads before going to short leg, stifled appeal

23.3

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 leg bye, turning in and struck on the pads once again and shoots off short leg for a single

23.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, Azhar Ali at short leg has been struck hard on the hand, Shakib fetched it from outside off and swept it powerfully, smacked hard on the hand as he tried to evade, and was in pain, hope it's nothing serious

The PCB chief Zaka Ashraf is at the ground, sitting with the BCB chief Mustafa Kamal. Azhar Ali is walking off the field.

A slip and a short leg

23.5

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, a bit of extra bounce there, turned in from outside off as he tried to paddle that, took the glove and landed in the short fine leg area

23.6

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets forward, turns the face and defends that into the leg side

End of over 24 (2 runs) Bangladesh 74/4
Shahriar Nafees    28* (59b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-1-0
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (37b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-1-9-0

24.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angling in towards middle from round the wicket, gets on the back foot and plays it back

24.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward, lands on a length and pushes it into the off side

24.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker, on a good length, rocks back and taps it onto the pitch

24.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower through the air, holds its line after landing on middle, defended to short leg

24.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back and punches it towards cover, firmly but straight

24.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, some away turn there, angling in towards leg stump and then turning away, defended off the back foot

End of over 25 (maiden) Bangladesh 74/4
Shakib Al Hasan    24* (43b 4x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-2-9-0
Shahriar Nafees    28* (59b 3x4)      Abdur Rehman    1-0-1-0

A leg slip, slip and a short leg

25.1

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, playing to the trap, you'd think, but he got it away from that leg-slip fielder as that turned in

25.2

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, stepped out of the crease, bowled quicker through the air, defended into the off side after he held back the length

25.3

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tossed up outside off, reaches forward and defends towards cover

25.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, turning in, gets across and closes the face to play it past short leg for a single

25.5

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, sweeps it hard, gets across and smacks it towards deep backward square leg for a single

25.6

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, wasn't very well timed but has enough on it to take it to the boundary, tossed up, Nafees stepped out and dragged it past midwicket for a boundary

End of over 26 (7 runs) Bangladesh 81/4
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (47b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-8-0
Shahriar Nafees    30* (61b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-2-9-0

26.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowling from slightly wide of the crease, reaches forward and defends it into the off side

26.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, sliding on the pads, gets back and tickles it down towards the fine leg region for a couple of runs

26.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shortish on the leg stump, gets back and drops it to short leg

26.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flighted on the off, gets a stride out and plays it to cover

26.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, quicker delivery, bowled it flat on the off, gets an inside edge onto the pads when playing forward

26.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, turning away from a good length outside off, cuts it towards point

End of over 27 (2 runs) Bangladesh 83/4
Shahriar Nafees    32* (67b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-2-11-0
Shakib Al Hasan    29* (47b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    2-0-8-0

27.1

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, appeal for a catch, quicker delivery from Rehman,turned in from the off, came off the pad as he tried to turn the face, caught at short leg but doubt there was any contact with the bat there

27.2

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets forward and turns it into the leg side

27.3

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drops it short on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it with soft hands into the leg side

27.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, drops it short on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it wide of silly point

27.5

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted on the off, turning in from a good length, defended towards short leg

27.6

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish on the off, whipped past square leg for a single

End of over 28 (1 run) Bangladesh 84/4
Shakib Al Hasan    30* (53b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-9-0
Shahriar Nafees    32* (67b 3x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-2-11-0

28.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, driven towards mid-off for a quick single

28.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, floating it on the off stump, rocks forward and taps it wide of the bowler

28.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, nicely swept, fine leg is in place but that was played firmly, that pitched outside leg and full and he helped it on its way

28.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run

28.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up on the off stump, pushed it back to the bowler

28.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, Shahriar latches onto the length early, that was bowled short on middle, he got back and pulled it hard, there's no midwicket in place and that was an easy boundary

End of over 29 (9 runs) Bangladesh 93/4
Shahriar Nafees    40* (72b 5x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-2-20-0
Shakib Al Hasan    31* (54b 5x4)      Abdur Rehman    3-0-9-0

A leg slip, a slip, a short leg

29.1

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he likes to sweep, plays it down to deep backward square leg for a single

29.2

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Rehman's getting some turn, gets it to turn in, gets outside the line and hides his bat behind the pad though the umpire probably reckoned he was offering a shot, a light appeal turned down

29.3

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, appeal for a catch, goes for the sweep and misses, it strikes the forearm and pops up towards slip, not out

29.4

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, gets a single in front of square on the leg side

29.5

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, good recovery from Bangladesh, that was tossed up and he drove it hard through extra cover, mid-off gives chase but that was timed well, can't cut it off

29.6

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, looping it on the off stump, rocks forward and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 30 (6 runs) Bangladesh 99/4
Shakib Al Hasan    36* (57b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-15-0
Shahriar Nafees    41* (75b 5x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-2-20-0

Ajmal comes on now, replacing Hafeez

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flighted on the off, driven through the line towards mid-off

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, nicely played, use the pace of the ball there, quicker through the air and he just opened the face to guide it past slip

A good recovery this, the pair has taken their team past three-figures. A positive approach, some nervy moments but overall, quite solid

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside off, gets to the pitch and stabs it into the off side

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, angling it towards middle, gets front and across and plays it to short leg

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled it full outside off, defended towards point

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length outside off, gets back and punches it to cover

End of over 31 (4 runs) Bangladesh 103/4
Shahriar Nafees    45* (81b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-6-0
Shakib Al Hasan    36* (57b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    4-0-15-0

31.1

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, turning down the leg side, can't get his bat to that, there is a leg-slip prowling

31.2

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, worked that one away through square leg for a single

31.3

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish on middle, rocks back and whips it towards deep square leg for a single

31.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted on the off, gets forward, to the pitch, and defends it to short leg

31.5

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, a leg-stump line even with a leg-slip has its risks, shortish outside leg and he whips it between the keeper and leg slip for a boundary

31.6

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted on the off, much slower, turning in, defended behind short leg

End of over 32 (6 runs) Bangladesh 109/4
Shakib Al Hasan    41* (62b 7x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-0-21-0
Shahriar Nafees    46* (82b 6x4)      Saeed Ajmal    2-0-6-0

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up quickish one around middle and leg, defended off the front foot

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, goes for the sweep yet again, the line encouraging him to play that shot from leg stump, gets it down to long leg

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, better line, pitchep up off and middle and bit of turn away, Shakib plays from the crease as usual and stabs it away on the off side

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tucked off the pad towards square leg, Shakib wants the run but Shahriar is not interested and sends Shakib back

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, punched towards extra cover from the crease

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 leg byes, worked fine off the pads and long leg has some work to do

End of over 33 (3 runs) Bangladesh 112/4
Shakib Al Hasan    41* (66b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-7-0
Shahriar Nafees    47* (84b 6x4)      Abdur Rehman    5-0-21-0

Umar Gul comes back. The spinners have been negotiated safely by this pair. Two slips for Gul

33.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, a looser outside off that's been dispatched, Shahriar Nafees drove thaat firmly through the covers to raise his half-century, a shaky innings to begin with but has smoothed since then, has settled in nicely now

33.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that's what made it shaky initially, flirting with deliveries outside off, short of a good length and his hung his bat out at that one and missed

33.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that's better, in the channel outside off stump and that's left alone to the keeper

33.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish on leg stump, turned through midwicket for a single

33.5

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on the off stump, drove that on the up towards mid-off

33.6

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length outside off, punched towards point off the front foot

End of over 34 (5 runs) Bangladesh 117/4
Shakib Al Hasan    41* (68b 7x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-34-1
Shahriar Nafees    52* (88b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    3-0-7-0

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched towards extra cover

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, angling in towards middle, rocks forward and defends it into the leg side

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fired it quick outside off, short and wide and Nafees chased it, tried to chop it through point, missed and the keeper fumbled

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, shortish outside leg, whipped to deep backward square leg for a single

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, pushed towards cover

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, played that fullish delivery off the back foot, defended into the off side

End of over 35 (1 run) Bangladesh 118/4
Shakib Al Hasan    41* (70b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-8-0
Shahriar Nafees    53* (92b 7x4)      Umar Gul    9-1-34-1

35.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length outside off, shaping its line, leaving it alone

35.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, holds its line again, defended towards extra cover

35.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and punches it to extra cover

35.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, pushed it full on the off, eased through the off side and there's a misfield at cover, allowing them a couple of runs

35.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, that was a short ball outside leg stump, Shahriar got out of the way there

35.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length on middle, rocks back and defends it to the bowler

End of over 36 (2 runs) Bangladesh 120/4
Shahriar Nafees    55* (98b 7x4)      Umar Gul    10-1-36-1
Shakib Al Hasan    41* (70b 7x4)      Saeed Ajmal    4-0-8-0

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, nicely done, waited for that one to turn away, rocked back and then made some room to punch it through point and cover

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angling in towards middle, reaches forward with a lunge and defends it into the leg side

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, misjudged the length there, a good length ball on leg stump and angling down, Shakib decided to play that off the back foot, was struck on the pads

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, reached forward, got to the pitch and pushed it back to the bowler

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, eased it towards point off the front foot

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, flighted on the off, crunched towards cover from the crease

End of over 37 (4 runs) Bangladesh 124/4
Shakib Al Hasan    45* (76b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-12-0
Shahriar Nafees    55* (98b 7x4)      Umar Gul    10-1-36-1

A nice tidbit from Mohammad Isam: "Here's a bit on Shahriar Nafees: On Thursday, he walked from Bangabandhu National Stadium to the team hotel (Ruposhi Bangla) in the middle of the town after completing his club transfer from Gazi Tank to Prime Doleswar. The distance is around 2 miles... Probably moving his feet at the crease as a result."

37.1

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, good length on the off, drops it towards point from the crease and steals a single

37.2

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, firing it on middle, bowled at 131.8kmph, turns the face, played it into the leg side for a single

37.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, A confident pull from Nafees, banged in short on middle and he pulled it hard over square leg, there is a deep square leg in place but it's well wide of him

37.4

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, smartly done, Gul bangs in another short one outside off and he restrains himself this time, allows it to go through to the keeper

37.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short ball down the leg side, tries to help it down to fine leg, can't make contact

37.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Gul isn't happy, that was a snorter and Nafees was lucky he didn't lob a catch as he tried to fend that away, took his eyes off it and somehow managed to knock it away safe

End of over 38 (6 runs) Bangladesh 130/4
Shahriar Nafees    60* (103b 8x4)      Umar Gul    11-1-42-1
Shakib Al Hasan    46* (77b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    5-0-12-0

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, rocks back and turns that ball away towards short leg

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, quicker through the air, bowled on a good length outside off, pushed to extra cover

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, bowled it flat on leg stump and turning away slightly, played it down into the off side

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, angling in towards middle, comes down the track and knocks it away into the off side

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish on the off, gets back, it holds its line and he taps it to point

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, floating it full on the off, comes down the track and pushes it to mid-off for a quick single

End of over 39 (1 run) Bangladesh 131/4
Shakib Al Hasan    47* (83b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-13-0
Shahriar Nafees    60* (103b 8x4)      Umar Gul    11-1-42-1

Saad: "This is some real gritty stuff from Bangladeshi batsmen and I can feel that Pakistan would be missing Mohammad Talha on this deck now!"

39.1

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, tickled through square leg for a single

39.2

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 2 runs, slower ball bowled full outside off, steers it wide of gully for a couple in the deep

A short leg in place

39.3

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, ooh, dropped it short and Shahriar was tempted into playing the pull again, struck it straight to deep square leg but that got to the fielder on the bounce

Sandeep: "Shakib is all-in-one man for Bangladesh, just like Vettori for New Zealand. Those teams need to find some other good players before they can break into the top 5 test cricket teams."

39.4

Umar Gul to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, goodish length on the off, pushed it past the bowler for a single wide of mid-off

39.5

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, banged in short on middle, Nafees got out of the way there, took his eyes off it and that was a tad risky but evades it in the end

39.6

Umar Gul to Shahriar Nafees, no run, appeal for a catch, Nafees is drawn into playing the pull again but it's a half-hearted attempted, stifled appeal from the keeper as Nafees misses but the umpire is not interested

End of over 40 (5 runs) Bangladesh 136/4
Shahriar Nafees    63* (107b 8x4)      Umar Gul    12-1-47-1
Shakib Al Hasan    49* (85b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    6-0-13-0

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, no run

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, Shakib continues to rescue Bangladesh, short ball outside off and it turns away, he steps back to punch it past extra cover to reach another half-century

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR, that's his best shot of the day, tossed up and he sensed a chance, danced down the track and got to the pitch and just eased it past mid-off for a boundary, a century stand is up between these two, a solid fightback from the hosts

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, tapped in front of point for a quick single

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, no run, was there some drift on that one? pitched on a good length and he got outside the line to play it

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short on leg stump, worked past square leg for a single

End of over 41 (10 runs) Bangladesh 146/4
Shahriar Nafees    64* (109b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-23-0
Shakib Al Hasan    58* (89b 10x4)      Umar Gul    12-1-47-1

Cheema has been brought back

41.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, pulled away elegantly through square leg for a single

41.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, another loose shot outside off, short of a good length and he looks to chop it square, Adnan Akmal is the only player who appeals

41.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, goodish length on middle, gets forward and defends him towards cover

41.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slides that one full down the leg side and Nafees fails to make contact

41.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and defends it to the bowler

41.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, shortish outside off, cut away and there is protection in the deep, a single to deep point

End of over 42 (2 runs) Bangladesh 148/4
Shakib Al Hasan    59* (94b 10x4)      Aizaz Cheema    11-2-34-3
Shahriar Nafees    65* (110b 8x4)      Saeed Ajmal    7-0-23-0

Abdur Rehman to bowl now, slip and short leg

42.1

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short outside off, makes room and chops it towards point

42.2

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, floats it on a good length, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

42.3

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short outside off, coming onto it nicely as he's bowling it flat and quick, moves awaya nd cuts it for the umpteenth time

42.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, gets front and across and works it away to midwicket

42.5

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, nudges that behind square after waiting for it to turn in

42.6

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, flighted on the off, turning in, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 43 (1 run) Bangladesh 149/4
Shahriar Nafees    65* (111b 8x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-0-22-0
Shakib Al Hasan    60* (99b 10x4)      Aizaz Cheema    11-2-34-3

43.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle, jabbed pull past deep square leg for a couple of runs, brings up 150

43.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended towards cover

Shakib's having some trouble with his eye, washing his face now to clear the dust perhaps.

43.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, good length on middle, gets front and across and defends it to mid-on

43.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, back of a length outside off, rocks back and chops it to point

43.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, back of a length on middle, gets back and tucks it away for a single on the leg side

43.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, dropping it short on leg stump, tucks it away behind square this time for a single to end Bangladesh's session

Bangladesh have turned things around this session, recovering to 153 for 4 after losing those first four fairly early. Shakib, again, rose to the occasion and supported Nafees well. The track may have eased out but these two batted solidly, resisting the spinners and scoring at a fair clip. Both are stroke-makers and like to play their shots and they would have kept the fielders interested, but by and large they applied themselves well and showed restraint when they had to. Join us again in about 15 minutes from now for an extended final session.

End of over 44 (4 runs) Bangladesh 153/4
Shahriar Nafees    66* (112b 8x4)      Aizaz Cheema    12-2-38-3
Shakib Al Hasan    63* (104b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    6-0-22-0

The players are walking out now. Still 43 overs remaining in the day, though I doubt they'll get in that many by the close. This is an extended session, two and a half hours, but will the light hold? Let's hope it does. A healthy crowd today.

44.1

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shortish on the off, turned away to short leg, short leg picks it up and throws down the stumps at the striker's end but he's well in

44.2

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, tossed up outside off, turning in, gets outside the line and offers the pad

44.3

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, there is a deep square leg in place, sweeps it hard from outside off for a single

44.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, again, taking it from outside off stump and sweeping it down to deep backward square leg

A slip and short leg

44.5

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and punches to cover

44.6

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, closes the face on that one and works it wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 45 (3 runs) Bangladesh 156/4
Shahriar Nafees    68* (117b 8x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-0-25-0
Shakib Al Hasan    64* (105b 10x4)      Aizaz Cheema    12-2-38-3

45.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, banged in short on leg stump and he ducks under that one well

They have a leg-slip in place, or rather a short fine leg

45.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, drops it short outside leg stump and Nafees goes for the pull, had shaped himself up for it, pulled it between deep square leg and fine leg for a boundary

45.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another bouncer, this time it's outside off and Nafees lets it go

45.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, bowled short of a good length on middle, gets back and taps it to cover

45.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short ball outside leg stump, tries to pull it again but it's down the leg side and he can't connect

Round the wicket

45.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, mistimes a pull off another short ball, gets it behind square, into the deep, for a single

End of over 46 (5 runs) Bangladesh 161/4
Shahriar Nafees    73* (123b 9x4)      Aizaz Cheema    13-2-43-3
Shakib Al Hasan    64* (105b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    7-0-25-0

46.1

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, pushed it back to the bowler

46.2

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, 1 run, uppish but wide of mid-off, chipped wide of Ajmal there and he covers it well to keep them to a single

46.3

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, shortish outside off, makes room to chop it down to point

46.4

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, turning in from outside off, rocks back to play it down the pitch

46.5

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, short, waiting for it to turn in, cuts it down towards point

46.6

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, pushed it into the off side

End of over 47 (1 run) Bangladesh 162/4
Shakib Al Hasan    64* (109b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-0-26-0
Shahriar Nafees    74* (125b 9x4)      Aizaz Cheema    13-2-43-3

Just one slip

47.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and guides it to point

47.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, banged in short, Cheema senses a chance with Nafees with that shot, Nafees went for the pull but didn't connect

47.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, FOUR, short and wide and Nafees goes after it, slashes hard, went at it really hard and got a thick edge over the slips, was aiming at gully but he'll take that

A deep point, a deep square leg, a fine leg and a catcher standing square not far from deep square leg

47.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run

47.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, another short delivery, way down the leg side and it's a wasted effort

47.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, back of a length outside off, lets that go, another short one and it's left alone

End of over 48 (4 runs) Bangladesh 166/4
Shahriar Nafees    78* (131b 10x4)      Aizaz Cheema    14-2-47-3
Shakib Al Hasan    64* (109b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    8-0-26-0

48.1

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, tucked towards short leg with the turn

48.2

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, appeal for caught behind, a loud one from Adnan, but there was not bat on that, shakib had missed the cut completely

48.3

Abdur Rehman to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, bunted down to the man at long-on for one

48.4

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, gets well forward and across to smother one that spins in from outside off

48.5

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, touch fuller but smothered off the front foot on the off side

48.6

Abdur Rehman to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Rehman appeals, with a touch of theatre, knees bent and one hand emphatically in the air, now if the ball had only struck the batsman in line with the stumps, it hit him comfortably outside off

End of over 49 (1 run) Bangladesh 167/4
Shahriar Nafees    78* (134b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-0-27-0
Shakib Al Hasan    65* (112b 10x4)      Aizaz Cheema    14-2-47-3

49.1

Aizaz Cheema to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Shakib plays a half-hearted check-slap in front of point, he was probably expecting a ball shorter than this back of a length ball which seemed to surprise him

49.2

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, very slow, loopy full toss angled wide across the left-hander, the attempted offcutter, he stays in the crease and plays it towards point

49.3

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, Cheema still has the energy to crank it up to 141 kph and finds enough bounce to beat him as he prods across from the crease outside off

49.4

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, now he puts in tremendous effort and digs it in way too short, the line is a foot down leg though and it's wasted on the batsman

49.5

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, fine line, ending just outside off from a length, he is content to push it away from the crease

49.6

Aizaz Cheema to Shahriar Nafees, no run, excellent take from the chirpy Adnan who goes flying to his right to take a shortish ball, but that seems to have come off the thigh pad

End of over 50 (1 run) Bangladesh 168/4
Shahriar Nafees    78* (139b 10x4)      Aizaz Cheema    15-2-48-3
Shakib Al Hasan    66* (113b 10x4)      Abdur Rehman    9-0-27-0
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Dec 21, 2011

Azhar Ali made a handy 34, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 5th day, December 21, 2011

Azhar Ali made a handy 34

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Mohammad Hafeez lofts one down the ground, Bangladesh v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Mirpur, 5th day, December 21, 2011

Mohammad Hafeez lofts one down the ground

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