Pakistan U-19 v Bangladesh U-19 Test, Karachi, 4th day

Ayub, Talukder help Bangladesh to easy draw

Cricinfo staff

November 24, 2007

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Bangladesh U-19 343 and 273 (Ayub 59, Talukder 53) drew with Pakistan U-19 328 (Amin 112, Shehzad 104, Hossain 3-70) and 70 for 1 (Shehzad 46*)
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Bangladesh U-19 overcame a top-order wobble on the final day to draw their only Test against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi.

Having eked out a narrow first-innings lead of 15, Bangladesh found themselves struggling at 80 for 5, Mohammad Rameez continuing his impressive form and picking up two wickets. At that point, Bangladesh were effectively 95 for 5, with much of the day still remaining.

But Marshall Ayub and Rony Talukder organised the fightback, steering the lower order into adding another 190 runs and essentially saving the game. Ayub's 59 came in a little over two and a half hours, while Talukder added to his hundred in the first innings with another fifty.

Rameez, who took four wickets in the first innings, added another three as Bangladesh were finally dismissed, setting Pakistan an improbable 289 from 23 overs. Ahmed Shehzad used the time for further batting practice, adding to his first-innings century, an unbeaten 46 as the sides agreed to call off the match with seven overs remaining. Still enough time, however, for opener and vice-captain Shan Masood to bag a pair.

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