Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, 2nd Test: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Dec 17-21, 2011
Pakistan won by 7 wickets
17,18,19,20,21 December 2011 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150
  • Overs 151-200

The Pakistan openers Mohammad Hafeez and Taufeeq Umar are walking out. Shahadat has the ball. Three slips to begin with, and a gully

0.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length outside off, pushed at that one away from his body, played to cover

0.2

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, good length outside off, moving away after pitching, came forward to defend, got a thick outside edge to gully, along the ground

0.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled shortish on leg stump, tried to work it square, struck high on the thigh

0.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, short and wide and he goes after it, plenty of width there, got a thick edge over the slips, Pakistan open their account

0.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled it full on the off stump, pushed it firmly back towards the bowler, Shahadat threatens to throw it back but doesn't

0.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, nipped back in, defended off the back foot towards cover

End of over 1 (4 runs) Pakistan 4/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 4 (6b 1x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 0 (0b)
    • Shahadat Hossain 1-0-4-0

Robiul to bowl. Has two slips

1.1

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, (no ball) 1 run, a no-ball, a big one, short of a good length outside off, playing away from his body past gully, who fumbles, for a single

Two slips and two gullys for Hafeez

1.1

Robiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, sliding down the leg side, tries to glance that one down fine, he's good at playing that shot, clips the pads on the way to the keeper

1.2

Robiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, bowled at 130.9kmph, short of a good length on the off, punched off the back foot to the bowler

1.3

Robiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it to cover

1.4

Robiul Islam to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, angling it on the pads and it's flicked away elegantly towards deep backward square leg for a single

1.5

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaving the left-hander, shoulders arms to allow it through

1.6

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, closer to the stumps this time, holds its line and he leaves it be

End of over 2 (3 runs) Pakistan 7/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 1 (3b)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 5 (10b 1x4)
    • Robiul Islam 1-0-3-0
    • Shahadat Hossain 1-0-4-0
2.1

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 run, inside edge, pitched up outside off, trying to drive it through the line, gets an inside edge down towards fine leg for a single, the bat turned a little in his hand

2.2

Shahadat Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, gets a thick inside edge this time, trying to stab it into the off side, edgy start for these two openers

2.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, 1 no ball, back of a length on middle, rocks back and turns it towards square leg, a no-ball from Shahadat, he's bowled a fair number of those recently

2.3

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, nicely timed by Hafeez, angling it towards the pads, driven towards midwicket but can't get it past the fielder

2.4

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, banged it short on the off and that's easy pickings, rocked on the back foot and dispatched it through midwicket

2.5

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR, bowled it full on the pads, a poor ball promptly dealt with, flicked away over square leg, easily done

2.6

Shahadat Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, dropped it short on middle, ducks under it, a touch too high there

End of over 3 (11 runs) Pakistan 18/0

    • Mohammad Hafeez 14 (16b 3x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 2 (4b)
    • Shahadat Hossain 2-0-15-0
    • Robiul Islam 1-0-3-0
3.1

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, rocks forward and defends it to cover

3.2

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length outside off, allows it through to the keeper

3.3

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, bowled at 135.1kmph, chops it tdown towards gully

3.4

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, shortish outside off, knocks it down towards point this time

3.5

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps and in the process, doles out a full delivery outside off, Taufeeq can free his arms and cream that through mid-off and extra cover

That's 1000 runs as an opening pair for these two

3.5

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone to the keeper

3.6

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pitched up on the off stump, driven straight towards mid-off

End of over 4 (5 runs) Pakistan 23/0

    • Taufeeq Umar 6 (11b 1x4)
    • Mohammad Hafeez 14 (16b 3x4)
    • Robiul Islam 2-0-8-0
    • Shahadat Hossain 2-0-15-0

A bowling change, Nazmul Hossain will bowl now.

4.1

Nazmul Hossain to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, gets a wicket off his first ball in Test cricket in seven years, the faintest of nicks to the keeper, good length outside off, just a hint of away movement, Hafeez got forward and played at it and edged it to the keeper

Mohammad Hafeez c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Nazmul Hossain 14 (22m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

A memorable return for Nazmul, the in-form Hafeez has to go back.

Two slips and a gully. Azhar Ali walks in

4.2

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and defends it into the off side

4.3

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, FOUR, misdirected, lands full on the pads and Azhar Ali gets off the mark, tickles it to the fine-leg boundary, no trouble at all

4.4

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and defends it into the leg side

4.5

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, beaten, teasing length in that channel outside off, gets it to nip away just a touch and that's enough to create some trouble for Azhar as he pokes at it

4.6

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, some away movement again, back of a length this time, takes his bottom-hand off that one and guides it to slip

End of over 5 (4 runs) Pakistan 27/1

    • Azhar Ali 4 (5b 1x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 6 (11b 1x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 1-0-4-1
    • Robiul Islam 2-0-8-0
5.1

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, turned into the leg side past square leg for a single

5.2

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, drops it short on leg stump, tries to work it square, is struck on the thighs

5.3

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, FOUR, beautifully timed, pitched up outside off and he eases that through extra cover, got to the pitch and just pushed it firmly

5.4

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and works it to midwicket

5.5

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, good length on the off, gets forward and across and punches that towards mid-on

5.6

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot to point

End of over 6 (5 runs) Pakistan 32/1

    • Azhar Ali 8 (10b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 7 (12b 1x4)
    • Robiul Islam 3-0-13-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 1-0-4-1
6.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, defended towards cover from the crease

6.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, risky and he gets away with it, pitched up outside off and he tries to cream that through the covers, that darts away to take the outside edge and it flies over the slips and gully

6.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, lets that go through to the keeper

6.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, lands on a good length outside off, shoulders arms and leaves that one through

6.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled it on a good length on the off, driven firmly towards extra cover

6.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off and that held its line, sees it through to the keeper

End of over 7 (4 runs) Pakistan 36/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 11 (18b 2x4)
    • Azhar Ali 8 (10b 2x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 2-0-8-1
    • Robiul Islam 3-0-13-0
7.1

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, at 135.1kmph, nipping away, left alone

7.2

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, bowled that on a good length on middle, gets front and across and turns it to midwicket

7.3

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length outside off, tries to crash it through the covers, gets an inside edge onto the pads

7.4

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, shaping away from the right hander, lands on a good length and nips away, he shoulders arms

7.5

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, slightly short on middle, pushed off the back foot to mid-on

7.6

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, shortish on the off, punched towards cover and that's tea

Pakistan's session, they've managed to bowl out Bangladesh by picking up five wickets and are batting in favourable conditions. The ball is moving about a little, there's no swing though. Join us in around 20 minutes for another extended session. Here's the tea report by Siddarth Ravindran.

End of over 8 (maiden) Pakistan 36/1

    • Azhar Ali 8 (16b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 11 (18b 2x4)
    • Robiul Islam 4-1-13-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 2-0-8-1

Welcome back, folks. This is meant to be a two-and-a-half hour session but let's see how long the light holds. Nazmul to kick things off. Two slips in place, and there's a gully

8.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pitched up outside off, bowled at 128.1kmph, driven firmly straight to mid-off

8.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off and this one holds its line, leaves it alone

8.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length on the off, knocks it down into the off side

8.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, short of a length outside off and that's in the slot for Taufeeq, who cracks it hard through point for a boundary

8.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, good length outside off, this one holds its line, he leaves it alone

8.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled on a good length, driven straight towards mid-on

End of over 9 (4 runs) Pakistan 40/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 15 (24b 3x4)
    • Azhar Ali 8 (16b 2x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 3-0-12-1
    • Robiul Islam 4-1-13-0
9.1

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, short ball outside off, Azhar weaves out of way after seeing the ball rise too high to hook

9.2

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, slants this on the pads, easy runs for Azhar, clips it towards deep backward square leg

9.3

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, short of length ball on middle and off, defended back towards the bowler

9.4

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, pitched up, on off and middle, punched past the bowler but can't beat mid-on

9.5

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, slips it towards the thigh pad, clipped to square leg

9.6

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, massive appeal for lbw, Mushfiqur is jumping up and down, utterly confident of getting the decision, and is dismayed as Tarapore doesn't raise the finger, it was a dangerous attempt at shouldering arms by Azhar, the ball nipped back after pitching short of length, struck the pad just outside off, doubt height was an issue, but that was very close, Azhar survives

End of over 10 (2 runs) Pakistan 42/1

    • Azhar Ali 10 (22b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 15 (24b 3x4)
    • Robiul Islam 5-1-15-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 3-0-12-1
10.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, well outside off, left alone

10.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, once again it is outside off, no interest shown by Taufeeq

10.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, fuller this time, on off and middle, shuffles across and tucks it behind square leg

10.4

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, a stifled lbw shout this time, this was heading down leg side though

10.5

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, length ball just outside off, defended solidly off the front foot

10.6

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, gifting runs here Bangladesh, helped along towards long leg

End of over 11 (3 runs) Pakistan 45/1

    • Azhar Ali 12 (25b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 16 (27b 3x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 4-0-15-1
    • Robiul Islam 5-1-15-0
11.1

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of length ball on the pads, defended to the leg side

11.2

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, outside off, length ball angling across, batsman raises the bat over his head to allow it to the keeper

11.3

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, full and wide, another poor delivery, slashed in front of point for four off the front foot, not very well timed, but it has the legs to beat the chasing fielder

11.4

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full and outside off, another leave

11.5

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball is pushed back towards the bowler

11.6

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length and on the leg stump, dabbed towards square leg but there isn't time to take a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Pakistan 49/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 20 (33b 4x4)
    • Azhar Ali 12 (25b 2x4)
    • Robiul Islam 6-1-19-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 4-0-15-1
12.1

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, nips in from back of length, defended towards the leg side

12.2

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended towards cover

12.3

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length ball on off stump, defended to the off side

12.4

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, length ball angling in towards middle stump, nudged behind square leg

12.5

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, another delivery that slides in, defended to the leg side

12.6

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short ball is pulled towards square leg, not much power behind that shot

End of over 13 (2 runs) Pakistan 51/1

    • Azhar Ali 14 (31b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 20 (33b 4x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 5-0-17-1
    • Robiul Islam 6-1-19-0
13.1

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it down the pitch

13.2

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length outside off, Taufeeq stays out of the way

13.3

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, nicely placed, short of a length and he bisected that gap between the slips and gully for a boundary

13.4

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off, defended solidly towards cover

13.5

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, turned towards square leg for a quick single, they scamper through, a direct hit at the striker's end and Azhar Ali has made it comfortably, he grounded the bat a little late there but he's made it

13.6

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length on the off stump, punched off the back foot to mid-off

End of over 14 (5 runs) Pakistan 56/1

    • Azhar Ali 14 (32b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 25 (38b 5x4)
    • Robiul Islam 7-1-24-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 5-0-17-1
14.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length outside off, sees it through to the keeper, that one held its line

14.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, not in control of that one, was given some width and he ended up slicing it towards deep point, was aiming more at extra cover

14.3

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets across to tap it towards square leg

14.4

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, worked past midwicket for a single

14.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length outside off, lets that through to the keeper

14.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, rocks forward and defends it into the off side

End of over 15 (2 runs) Pakistan 58/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 26 (42b 5x4)
    • Azhar Ali 15 (34b 2x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 6-0-19-1
    • Robiul Islam 7-1-24-0

Mahmudullah to bowl now, off-spin. There's a slip and a short leg

15.1

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, slow through the air, turned past short leg for a single, there's an overthrow as well thanks to a wayward throw at the non-striker's end

15.2

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, spinning down the leg side, landed outside leg and spun down further, left it alone

15.3

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, shortish on middle and spins down leg once again

15.4

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, 1 run, gets on the back foot and turns it past square leg for a single

Two slips and a short leg

15.5

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, turned towards square leg for a single

15.6

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, shortish on the off, rocks back to punch it towards the bowler

End of over 16 (4 runs) Pakistan 62/1

    • Azhar Ali 18 (39b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 27 (43b 5x4)
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-4-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 6-0-19-1
16.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, lovely drive down the ground, pitched on a good length and he crunched it past a diving mid-off, where Shahadat's dive is in vain

16.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down towards gully

16.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled it on a length outside off, mistimed a drive towards cover, there was a single on offer but Taufeeq slipped as he was running, got back in time

16.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves it alone to the keeper

16.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, nipped away, short of a good length and he allows that through to the keeper

16.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, playing loosely at that one, short of a good length and he was trying to guide that past the slips, missed as it moved away a hint

End of over 17 (4 runs) Pakistan 66/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 31 (49b 6x4)
    • Azhar Ali 18 (39b 2x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 7-0-23-1
    • Mahmudullah 1-0-4-0

A slip and a short leg

17.1

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, 1 run, turning in from the off stump, turned away behind square for a single

17.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, flirting with one outside off, landing just outside off and turning away, coming round the wicket, played at it and was beaten

17.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowls it short outside off and taufeeq chops it towards point

Two slips now

17.4

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, short and wide and he chases it, easy pickings as he's able to slash that behind point for a boundary

17.5

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, flighted on the off, gets to the pitch and drives it towards cover

17.6

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, played that one into the leg side towards short leg

End of over 18 (5 runs) Pakistan 71/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 35 (54b 7x4)
    • Azhar Ali 19 (40b 2x4)
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-9-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 7-0-23-1
18.1

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, pushed wide of mid-off for a quick single

18.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length, in the channel outside off, bowled at 122.5kmph, leaves it alone

18.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, drives it back to the bowler

18.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, shot of the innings, pitched on a length and he drills that down the ground past the bowler for a boundary, came off the meat, it also brings up the 50-stand

18.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended towards cover

18.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled on a good length on middle and off, gets across and defends it into the leg side

Both settling in well here, the assistance from the pitch for the newish ball is gradually withering away. The morning session, in foggy conditions, with plenty of moisture, is the most difficult for batsmen but once the sun is out, it gets significantly easier

End of over 19 (5 runs) Pakistan 76/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 39 (59b 8x4)
    • Azhar Ali 20 (41b 2x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 8-0-28-1
    • Mahmudullah 2-0-9-0

Shakib comes on, a slip and a short leg

19.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, gets forward and defends it into the off side

19.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, gets on the back foot and works it away to square leg

19.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, rocks back, slightly short, turns it past short leg once again

19.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, beaten, looping it towards the off stump and gets it to turn away sharply, Ali rocks forward and is beaten as he tries to defend

19.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, 3 runs, similar delivery and almost delivers a result, gets a thick outside edge as he comes forward to defend, gets it past slip for three runs

19.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, bowled it short on the off stump, turning in, worked away past short leg

End of over 20 (3 runs) Pakistan 79/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 39 (60b 8x4)
    • Azhar Ali 23 (46b 2x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-3-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 8-0-28-1

Mahmudullah to continue

20.1

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, bowled on a good length outside off, gets forward and defends it to point

20.2

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, shortish on middle, gets back and works it towards midwicket

20.3

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, turning in from outside off, moves back and presents the straight bat

20.4

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, slightly short on the off, rocks back and pats it back down the pitch

20.5

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, knocks it back down the pitch

20.6

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, pushed away towards cover

End of over 21 (maiden) Pakistan 79/1

    • Azhar Ali 23 (52b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 39 (60b 8x4)
    • Mahmudullah 3-1-9-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-3-0
21.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, floating it from over the wicket on the off stump, plays it back to the bowler

21.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, drives it down the ground to long-on for a single

21.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, shortish on the off, pushed away into the off side

21.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, big turn for Shakib, coming round the wicket to the right-hander, lands short on the off and spits away to beat the outside edge

21.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, stabs that one towards point

21.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted on the off, drives it back towards the bowler

End of over 22 (1 run) Pakistan 80/1

    • Azhar Ali 23 (56b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 40 (62b 8x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-4-0
    • Mahmudullah 3-1-9-0

The sun's not going to hang around for too long. Foodlights taking effect

22.1

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, ooh, seemed like he misjudged the line there, that went straight on, was close to the off stump and held its line, he left it alone, expecting it to turn

22.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, lunges forward and pushes it back to the bowler

22.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a good length outside off, turning away, left alone

22.4

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, gets forward and pushes it into the off side, gets an inside edge onto the pads

22.5

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short and wide, turning away and he lets it go

22.6

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, goodish length on the off, holding its line, pushed back

End of over 23 (maiden) Pakistan 80/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 40 (68b 8x4)
    • Azhar Ali 23 (56b 2x4)
    • Mahmudullah 4-2-9-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-4-0
23.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, 1 run, turn but from back of a length outside off, patted away carefully towards covers

23.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, shuffles across, gets outside the line and tucks it with the turn to fine leg

23.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, staying back to a length ball and pushes towards extra cover

23.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, lots of flight this time from Shakib, too full though, and driven back to the bowler

23.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, makes him drive on the off side now with another flighted one, straight to short extra cover though

23.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, flat delivery hurrying on towards middle from a length, he goes deep in the crease and pushes towards mid off

End of over 24 (2 runs) Pakistan 82/1

    • Azhar Ali 24 (61b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 41 (69b 8x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-6-0
    • Mahmudullah 4-2-9-0
24.1

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, sharp reaction from short leg, Taufeeq had left the crease after working this one on the leg side but short leg got a hand to it and patted it back towards the stumps, Taufeeq got back in time though

24.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pushed down the track off the front foot

24.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, gets some width now and cuts, but without timing, and the ball goes to backward point

24.4

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, too close to cut, and he gets back to push towards cover

24.5

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, angled in and worked through midwicket for a couple

24.6

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, flight this time, turns away after gripping the surface, he is well forward in defending it to the off side

End of over 25 (2 runs) Pakistan 84/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 43 (75b 8x4)
    • Azhar Ali 24 (61b 2x4)
    • Mahmudullah 5-2-11-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-6-0
25.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, sharp turn and bounce outside off stump as he tosses it up, Azhar pokes at it away from the body and is beaten

Two slips now

25.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, quicker and much fuller, he is able to get forward and block towards covers

25.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, too full again and he drives it softly towards the man at mid off

25.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, tossed up a bit further outside off this time, he watches it and lets it go in the end

25.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, quicker one pushed away towards covers

25.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, comes outside his crease, gets too close to the pitch, and pushes it to mid on

End of over 26 (maiden) Pakistan 84/1

    • Azhar Ali 24 (67b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 43 (75b 8x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-1-6-0
    • Mahmudullah 5-2-11-0
26.1

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short outside off, makes room to chop it to point

26.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, waits for it to turn away and plays it towards point

26.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, angling in towards middle from round the wicket, pushed back to the bowler

26.4

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short of a good length, punched wide of point for a single

26.5

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, short outside off, punched off the back foot through the covers for a couple of runs

26.6

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted on middle, gets front and across and plays it to midwicket

4.45pm Play has been called off on day two. Bad light playing spoilsport again. Pakistan have replied well, so far, to Bangladesh's 338 and take the day's honours after bowling the opposition out for a score that turned out to be much less than what Bangladesh promised to achieve at stumps on day one. Join us tomorrow for day three. Sid Ravindran's final report will be updated in a short while.

4.35pm No update yet, but given the way things panned out yesterday, it's futile to suspend play in such conditions. Might as well call it off. Mushfiqur could have continued with the spinners for a short while more, they were getting some turn, Shakib especially.

The umpires are speaking to Mushfiqur Rahim. Not sure they think they can continue if a fast bowler comes on. The floodlights are on, and now the players are walking off. Play hasn't been called off officially, but perhaps they would have continued had the spinners kept bowling. Let's see. The bails are still on. It's highly unlikely the light will improve, to me it's almost as good as over for the day.

Mark Kidger: "good to see Bangladesh putting up more resistance in this game. I don't think that too many people will back them to win, but there is at least a chance that the weather will help them to get an honourable draw."

End of over 27 (3 runs) Pakistan 87/1

    • Azhar Ali 26 (69b 2x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 44 (79b 8x4)
    • Mahmudullah 6-2-14-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 4-1-6-0

Azhar and Taufeeq are out there, both men in jumpers. Shahadat has the ball, no jumper, but I suspect with the grunt firmly in place. Three slips.

10.40 am Right, I can actually see Rameez Raja and Stuart Law on my tv screen, which suggests the fog has lifted. We are minutes away from Day 3.

Update from Mohammad Isam: Play to start at 10.45 am local time, in half an hour's time.

9.30 am I am told that the fog is worse today than it has been so far. We just got live pictures, and I can confirm that it is as hazy as it gets out there. Astoundingly, some people have still turned up nice and early on what can only be a freezing morning. No signs of a start on the horizon (pun intended).

Smudgeon: "It's -26 in my freezer. Not really. I just wanted to beat the person who lives in the awesomely named Yellowknife."

"It's -25 here in yellowknife in canada beating that penguin's city temperature." Simran, google says it is only -16 degrees in Yellowknife, but I'll take your word for it.

"Freezing morning? It's -2 here. I wonder from all the Cricinfo followers, who is in the coldest place?" We've done this before Amir. The last time we did, Tappy the penguin from the continent in the South Pole won wings down, with a reading of -24 degrees.

8.50 am Hello all! For the third day running, bad light and fog are set to delay play. Stay tuned for more.

27.1

Shahadat Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, gentle full toss to kick off the day on off stump, Taufeeq drives it through cover for a single.

27.2

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 no ball, he gets some seam movement away, but he's over-stepped by half a foot and delivered it wide of off stump.

27.2

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, (no ball) FOUR, angling down the leg side, Azhar gets a four off his first ball of the day with an easy fine glance to help the ball along. Poor start from Shahadat, another no-ball.

27.2

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, full pitched on off stump, Azhar leans forward and drives towards mid-off.

27.3

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, FOUR, an opening over straight from hell for Shahadat. A friendly half-volley on off stump now and Azhar flows through it with a lovely forward press and high elbow to pick up four through the covers.

One wide slip in place now and a gully.

27.4

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length outside off, Azhar hops back and defends to the off side.

27.5

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short ball on the stumps again, Azhar stays back and defends carefully.

27.6

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, the fog delay was for about 1 hour and 45 minutes, it feels like the opening over lasted even longer. Another back of length ball to end it, and Azhar defends from the crease.

End of over 28 (11 runs) Pakistan 98/1

    • Azhar Ali 34 (76b 4x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 45 (80b 8x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 3-0-26-0
    • Mahmudullah 6-2-14-0

Nazmul Hossain comes on now.

28.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, over-pitched from over the stumps, Taufeeq drives confidently towards mid-on.

28.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, angled across from over the stumps, Taufeeq leans out and lets it go.

28.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, another delivery slanted across, Taufeeq leaves.

"Dhaka is freezing! This smog,mist, cold and late unexpected starts can impact the players physically. Careful boys!" - You can almost hear Rameez Raja's teeth chattering as he makes this twitter update.

28.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, keeps it on a similar line, Taufeeq leaves again.

28.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller length, closer to off stump, defended off the front foot.

28.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, well bowled, prodigious swing away from Taufeeq, it curled away from leg and middle as he tried to steer, but eluded the outside edge.

End of over 29 (maiden) Pakistan 98/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 45 (86b 8x4)
    • Azhar Ali 34 (76b 4x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 9-1-28-1
    • Shahadat Hossain 3-0-26-0
29.1

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, bumper from Shahadat, he goes "urrrrghhhh" as he runs through the crease. Azhar ducks under.

29.2

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length outside off, Azhar stays on the crease and leaves.

29.3

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a good length again, he needs to make him come forward. Azhar defends to the off side.

29.4

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar can camp on the back foot again, as Shahadat keeps it short. Defended to the off side once more.

29.5

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, bangs it in, the ball barely rises from a short length. Azhar ducks under it laboriously.

29.6

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, stays put on the crease and steers square as Shahadat keeps it short.

End of over 30 (maiden) Pakistan 98/1

    • Azhar Ali 34 (82b 4x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 45 (86b 8x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 4-1-26-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 9-1-28-1

"Where's Sid Talya, Nitin?" The legend is taking a day off from this game, Pat. I miss him too. Round the stumps now.

30.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, angled in from wide of the crease, the ball straightens from outside off as Umar leaves.

30.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, nips in off the seam, tucked with the angle to the leg side.

30.3

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, well fielded at backward point. Short of a length outside off, Umar waits beside the line and steers dexterously. Nazimuddin does well to dive to his right and cut it off.

30.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller length, Umar tries to drive down the ground but can't time it.

30.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, FOUR, smack! Umar gets the shot right this time. Over-pitched on the stumps this time, Umar leans across and cracks it down the ground. It hit the middle of the middle of the bat, and mid-on stands no chance.

30.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Umar lets a length ball outside off go through to the keeper.

End of over 31 (4 runs) Pakistan 102/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 49 (92b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 34 (82b 4x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 10-1-32-1
    • Shahadat Hossain 4-1-26-0
31.1

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, Shahadat angles in from a touch wide of the stumps, and Azhar defends from the crease.

31.2

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, good short ball. 132 kph it is clocked at, but the length and direction were perfect. Azhar had to hop back and fend to the leg side, and it went off the glove. Well played in the end.

31.3

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, gets only half a step forward to a length ball, and defends to the off side.

31.4

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, FOUR, an average ball to follow up two good ones. Short and wide outside off, Azhar senses relief and throws his hands at it. Carved emphatically in front of point.

31.5

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length again. The morning assistance will be gone by the time he pitches one up. Azhar easily defends from the crease.

31.6

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 run, on the pads to end the over, helped along off the pads towards square leg.

End of over 32 (5 runs) Pakistan 107/1

    • Azhar Ali 39 (88b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 49 (92b 9x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 5-1-31-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 10-1-32-1

Light meters are out. Doctrove and Tarapore are having a world with Mushfiqur. They might be telling him the light is dodgy for fast bowlers to be operating, but spin is kosher. Rahim doesn't seem to be in agreement with what they are saying. I am just guessing here. Don't know what transpired in that conversation, but play will continue for now.

"It's Punter's Bday (Ponting). Don't forget to wish him. This is for all the Ponting Fans." Indeed, Ali. On an unrelated note, today is the World Spitting on the Palms Day, too.

32.1

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length on the stumps, forced from the crease to the leg side.

"People like Shahadat Hossain show how much talent the Bangladeshis really have. A huge grunt,a less than mediocre bowling speed out of that huge grunt, and a bad line. Even Brett lee, Shoaib Akhtar and Shaun Tait didn't have a grunt like this! Such a shame." Danish Ebad, you have me utterly confused.

32.2

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, fuller length ball on off stump, gets Azhar forward for a change, and he defends to the off side.

There's a silly mid-on in place. So silly that he is standing right in front of the non-striker.

32.3

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, a couple of feet wide of off stump and seaming away. Azhar lets it go.

32.4

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, well bowled. Nazmul hits the seam and gets the ball to nip away. Azhar is good enough to cover the deviation and defend down the track.

32.5

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 run, good delivery again, goes fuller and Azhar is late to get the front foot forward as he looked to drive the offcutter to the on side. The silly mid-on fielder was clearly in his mind as he tried to work it wide of him, and he gets an inside edge to square leg.

32.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, fifty for Taufeeq even as two men dive into the turf. He works a length ball to the leg side and takes off. Nazmul swoops in and has a go, Azhar dives in to his crease too. Taufeeq raises his bat to cheers.

End of over 33 (2 runs) Pakistan 109/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 50 (93b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 40 (93b 5x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 11-1-34-1
    • Shahadat Hossain 5-1-31-0

Nazmul seems to have done some damage to his hand while diving, and is going off for a bit. Shahadat continues.

33.1

Shahadat Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, tucks him up from round the stumps, and it is defended to the leg side.

For some reason, the floodlights are not on.

33.2

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 run, if Shahadat has a plan with the short length balls, I am not following it. Azhar stays back and steers it behind square for a single.

33.3

Shahadat Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, goes further up now, but not on a driving length. Taufeeq lets it go even as it swings in late.

33.4

Shahadat Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, full again, gets Umar forward and makes him play and he gets an inside edge to square leg.

The guy operating the lights must be reading our commentary. The lights comes on pronto.

33.5

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, (no ball) 1 run, Shahadat bowls another no-ball, this was a tight call - his heel was behind the crease. Azhar gets a single into the off side.

33.5

Shahadat Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, full length ball from round the stumps, Taufeeq gets forward and looks to drive, but gets another edgy single towards square leg.

33.6

Shahadat Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar hangs back and defends a length ball down the track.

End of over 34 (6 runs) Pakistan 115/1

    • Azhar Ali 42 (96b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 53 (97b 9x4)
    • Shahadat Hossain 6-1-37-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 11-1-34-1

"21°C, perfect weather conditions in Karachi, no fog but unfortunately no cricket." Not for long, Omer - the Bangladesh side is visiting your country soon. Here's Shakib. Looks like the bad light may have forced Bangladesh to try spin. Or may be just the average fare from their seamers. Over the stumps.

34.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot.

Slip and short leg.

34.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run

I wonder if the series' sponsor - Cool and Cool - has anything to do with this freezing weather.

34.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short of a length, forced down the track for a single.

34.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar defends a ball spinning in off the back foot.

34.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, tossed up, draws him out into elaborate defence.

34.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, slips down the leg side now, and Azhar misses the glance.

End of over 35 (1 run) Pakistan 116/1

    • Azhar Ali 42 (99b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 54 (100b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-7-0
    • Shahadat Hossain 6-1-37-0

Nazmul is back, with a dirty jersey thanks to that dive. Over the stumps to Umar.

35.1

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, length ball on the stumps, Umar defends from the crease.

35.2

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, fuller length on off stump, defended to the off side for a single.

We have spoken a lot about Bangladesh's batting worries, but not many focus on the fact that, barring Mashrafe Mortaza, they haven't produced a single fast bowler of international pedigree. That's a big worry.

35.3

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 1 run, full length ball on off stump, Azhar reaches out to meet it and push to the off side.

Silly mid-on in place again.

35.4

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Umar defends a full ball off the inner half to the leg side for a single.

35.5

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, no run, pitched up on off stump, driven solidly off the front foot towards mid-on.

35.6

Nazmul Hossain to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, well run. Umar drops a length ball to the off side and the duo scurries through for a single.

End of over 36 (3 runs) Pakistan 119/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 56 (105b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 43 (100b 5x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 12-1-37-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 5-1-7-0

Plenty of feedback suggesting not many Bangladesh fans are fond of Shahadat Hossain. A bit like Mohammad Sami in Pakistan, and Ajit Agarkar in India.

36.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on off, defended.

36.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run

36.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, appeal for a catch down the leg side, turned down. Oh Rahim, what have you done! In his eagerness to appeal, he forgot to effect a stumping! Umar was down the track as he tried to work to the leg side. Play and a miss as the ball spins, straight into Rahim's gloves and he had time to whip the bails off. But he didn't, he just kept appealing.

36.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run

36.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short of a length and spinning down the leg, Rahim is livid with himself and just slaps the ball away in disgust.

36.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, flighted outside off, Umar gets forward and defends.

End of over 37 (maiden) Pakistan 119/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 56 (111b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 43 (100b 5x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-2-7-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 12-1-37-1
37.1

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, big offcutter, jags in from outside off and hits Azhar on the move. Inside edge onto the pad flap, and he was outside the line too.

37.2

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, 2 runs, this one holds its line, Azhar spots it and steers through point for a single.

37.3

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, angled in from wide of the stumps at almost no pace. 114 kph - defended off the front foot.

37.4

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, back of a length on the stumps, defended to the off side.

37.5

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length and angling in, defended off the pads to the leg side.

37.6

Nazmul Hossain to Azhar Ali, no run, ends with a good length ball on off stump, and it is defended from the crease. Smooth sailing.

End of over 38 (2 runs) Pakistan 121/1

    • Azhar Ali 45 (106b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 56 (111b 9x4)
    • Nazmul Hossain 13-1-39-1
    • Shakib Al Hasan 6-2-7-0
38.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fired in on the stumps, defended solidly.

38.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Umar leans forward and defends off the front foot.

38.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, worked with the turn to the leg side.

38.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, tossed up again, Umar advances and whips to midwicket.

38.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, looped up on off stump, he gets forward and defends.

38.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar skips out now, the length is not there for the drive. He defends cautiously as it straightens.

End of over 39 (1 run) Pakistan 122/1

    • Azhar Ali 45 (108b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 57 (115b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-2-8-0
    • Nazmul Hossain 13-1-39-1

Mahmudullah comes on now. Slip and short leg. Round the stumps.

39.1

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defence.

39.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, that spins away extra, Umar opens the face and steers to the off side.

39.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, short of a length, Umar cuts square for the 100th run of the stand.

39.4

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, turning in from over the stumps, nudged to the leg side.

Shakib is wearing three hats at slip. Surely one of them is his thinking cap.

39.5

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, 1 run, worked with the spin to the leg side for one.

39.6

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, Umar defends solidly to end the over.

End of over 40 (2 runs) Pakistan 124/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 58 (119b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 46 (110b 5x4)
    • Mahmudullah 7-2-16-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 7-2-8-0
40.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, short of a length on the stumps, worked to the leg side.

40.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, gets forward now and defends a full ball.

40.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, tossed up again, draws him forward into the defensive.

40.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, opens the face as he leans forward and defends to the off side.

40.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, shortens the length, Azhar defends as he covers the line.

40.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, full ball on the stumps, defended off the front foot.

End of over 41 (maiden) Pakistan 124/1

    • Azhar Ali 46 (116b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 58 (119b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-3-8-0
    • Mahmudullah 7-2-16-0
41.1

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, Mahmud spins in towards Umar's pads and he leans out even as he falls out, worked down to fine leg for one.

41.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, full and straight on the stumps, defended off the front foot.

41.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, turns away from off stump, Umar dabs to the off side and considers a single.

41.4

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, appeal for lbw but I think there was an inside edge. Just about. Good ball, grip and pin at decent pace as Umar prods forward. Would have been plumb but for the edge.

41.5

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, turning away from off stump, defended to the off side.

41.6

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, needlessly risky single as Umar works it to the man at midwicket and scoots.

End of over 42 (2 runs) Pakistan 126/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 60 (125b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 46 (116b 5x4)
    • Mahmudullah 8-2-18-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 8-3-8-0

"Continuing on Azhar, I think he should work with a batting coach to increase his shot range and strike rotation. If he improves in those areas, he should really go ahead and make a name for himself in ODIs, too," says Karn.

42.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot to the off side.

42.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, 1 leg bye, slipping down the leg side, Azhar misses the glance and gets it away off the pad towards fine leg.

42.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on the stumps, driven down the track

42.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, worked with the wrists through square leg.

42.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short of a length ball on the pads, nudged square for a single.

42.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, slipping down the leg side, Umar can't get the nurdle away.

End of over 43 (3 runs) Pakistan 129/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 61 (128b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 47 (119b 5x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9-3-10-0
    • Mahmudullah 8-2-18-0
43.1

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, loopy ball on the stumps, worked to the leg side.

43.2

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side now.

43.3

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, stays in the crease and works to the leg side now.

43.4

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, 1 run, short ball now, easy single for Azhar as he pulls. Short leg jumps away for safety, and escapes the blow.

43.5

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on off stump, Umar defends down the track.

43.6

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, opens the face and defends to the off side to end the over. Bangladesh's aren't making much happen here.

End of over 44 (1 run) Pakistan 130/1

    • Taufeeq Umar 61 (130b 9x4)
    • Azhar Ali 48 (123b 5x4)
    • Mahmudullah 9-2-19-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 9-3-10-0

"What did karn continue from?" Come to think of it, I don't know, Jaggy.

44.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended.

44.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar dead bats to the man at silly point.

44.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, slips down the leg side, Rahim tries a stumping but the feet are safely inside the crease.

44.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run

44.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, armer, fired in on middle and off, defended off the front foot.

44.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, tossed up, draws him forward into the defensive.

End of over 45 (maiden) Pakistan 130/1

    • Azhar Ali 48 (129b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 61 (130b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 10-4-10-0
    • Mahmudullah 9-2-19-0
45.1

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, short ball outside off, Umar defends to the off side.

45.2

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended off the front foot.

45.3

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, no run

45.4

Mahmudullah to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, Umar opens the face and steers through off side.

45.5

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, spins in from outside off, sharp turn and it catches Azhar on the crease, but it is going down the leg side.

45.6

Mahmudullah to Azhar Ali, no run, carefully worked with the turn to the leg side to end the over.

End of over 46 (1 run) Pakistan 131/1

    • Azhar Ali 48 (131b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 62 (134b 9x4)
    • Mahmudullah 10-2-20-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 10-4-10-0
46.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, flighted on the stumped, worked with the wrists towards mid-on.

46.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, shorter length, Umar nudges it to square leg.

46.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 2 runs, slips down the leg side, Umar glances it fine and gets a couple.

46.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, loopy ball on the pads, worked to the leg side for a single.

46.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, back of a length, worked with the turn through square leg for one more.

46.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, Azhar slips out and defends as he skips out.

End of over 47 (3 runs) Pakistan 134/1

    • Azhar Ali 48 (132b 5x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 65 (139b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 11-4-13-0
    • Mahmudullah 10-2-20-0

Elias Sunny comes on now. Slip and short leg, over the stumps.

47 runs off 20 overs. This promises to be a long day, though curtailed. "What i fail to understand that these two batsmen are doing? i mean are they playing for Draw already. Pakistan needs to play positive cricket and score some runs quickly. if they keep on playing like this they will not get any where," says Shahid Malik.

47.1

Elias Sunny to Taufeeq Umar, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Umar defends off the front foot.

47.2

Elias Sunny to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, Umar works with the turn through mid-on for a single.

47.3

Elias Sunny to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Azhar kisses his glove and looks up to the sky after reaching his 12th Test 50. What a moment! Short ball outside off, he stays back and punches it between silly point and short cover.

47.4

Elias Sunny to Azhar Ali, no run, curled in on middle and leg, worked to the leg side off the inner half of the bad.

47.5

Elias Sunny to Azhar Ali, no run, full again, defends to the leg side off the front foot.

47.6

Elias Sunny to Azhar Ali, no run, pushes across and defends to the off side.

That's lunch on day three. Pakistan have crawled along against average bowling, and have avoided follow-on. Join us at about 12.45 pm for more.

End of over 48 (5 runs) Pakistan 139/1

    • Azhar Ali 52 (136b 6x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 66 (141b 9x4)
    • Elias Sunny 1-0-5-0
    • Shakib Al Hasan 11-4-13-0

The batsmen watch out. Athar Ali Khan wants Bangladesh to dry up the runs. Going by the morning session there hasn't been much drying up to do. But I suspect Pakistan will shift gears now. Robiul to run in with two slips. Over the stumps.

48.1

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, dropped first ball after lunch! Nazimuddin has clanged a total sitter. Short of a length, angled across and Umar goes for the cut. He plays it uppishly, straight to gully and Nazimuddin doesn't hold on.

48.2

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, no run, back of a length on the stumps, defended to the off side.

48.3

Robiul Islam to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, on a length and straightening down the leg side, tucked off the inner edge to the leg side for one.

Why does Robiul's action remind me of Heath Streak?

48.4

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, FOUR, Bangladesh have had a heavy lunch, and it looks like that want a nap. A drop followed by a misfield on the boundary. Short ball on the hips, Azhar nudges it away behind square and Shahadat waddles all over it instead of making a proper save. The ball runs along for four.

48.5

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, 1 no ball, a no-ball now. Not the best ball, either. On the pads and whipped to midwicket.

48.5

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, goes wide of off stump now, Azhar defends to the off side.

48.6

Robiul Islam to Azhar Ali, no run, this one ducks in, and searches for the lbw. Azhar works it from in front of the pads towards midwicket.

End of over 49 (6 runs) Pakistan 145/1

    • Azhar Ali 56 (140b 7x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 67 (144b 9x4)
    • Robiul Islam 8-1-30-0
    • Elias Sunny 1-0-5-0

"Bangladesh will be pleased with this position. Pakistan look good for a big first innings lead but if the bowlers can keep the scoring rate down there should be too little time left to force a win. For Bangladesh, a solid draw would feel like victory," says Mark Kidger. Shakib comes on. Slip, leg slip and short leg.

49.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, straightens from middle and leg, worked with the turn to the leg side.

49.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, fuller, driven back to the bowler.

49.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, nudged off the pads towards square leg.

49.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, no run, on the pads again, Umar nudges with the turn to the leg side.

49.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Taufeeq Umar, 1 run, back of a length on the pads, Umar gets the single at long last with a nudge.

Slip and silly point for Azhar.

49.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Azhar Ali, no run, flighted on off stump and defended solidly.

End of over 50 (1 run) Pakistan 146/1

    • Azhar Ali 56 (141b 7x4)
    • Taufeeq Umar 68 (149b 9x4)
    • Shakib Al Hasan 12-4-14-0
    • Robiul Islam 8-1-30-0
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