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Day 5

724dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Fantastic Tamim, Kayes slam doors on Pakistan

The incredible opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes broke past the 300-run mark, setting newer records along the way, and making short work of what had seemed like a match-winning lead 24 hours ago

724dShiva Jayaraman

Bangladesh 887, Tamim 231

Stats highlight from the fifth day of the first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Khulna

724dMohammad Isam in Khulna

'A very big turning point for Bangladesh cricket'

Mushfiqur Rahim has said that drawing the first Test in Khulna was as big as a win for Bangladesh, while the coach Chandika Hathurusingha believes the result was proof of the team's competitiveness in the longest format

724dUmar Farooq in Khulna

Misbah calls for better plans on slow pitches

With a lead of 296 runs against Bangladesh, who are ranked No. 9, there were questions over whether the Khulna draw was as bad as a loss, but Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq dismissed the notion

Day 4

723dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Record opening stand stuns Pakistan

An unbeaten 273-run opening stand between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes almost wiped off the entire Pakistan lead of 296 in just over two sessions

723dMohammad Isam in Khulna

Tamim's aggression revives Bangladesh

A deficit of 296 could have been reason to be bogged down, but Tamim Iqbal led Bangladesh into a fighting position in the Khulna Test by reprising his firebrand approach to batting

723dUmar Farooq in Khulna

Shaken Pakistan look for a do over

Pakistan conceded they were stunned by Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes' aggression, but added that they would be looking to break the stand soon and create some "panic"

Day 3

1171dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Hafeez 224 builds commanding lead

Mohammad Hafeez's maiden double-century helped Pakistan strengthen their hold on the Test with a lead that had swelled to 205, with two days to go

723dMohammad Isam in Khulna

Bangladesh and Shakib toil without reward

Shakib Al Hasan had asked for more practice bowling long spells ahead of the first Test against Pakistan, and his mediocre performance on Thursday showed why

Day 2

723dESPNcricinfo staff

Bhatti to replace injured Rahat

Fast bowler Bilawal Bhatti has been picked by Pakistan's national selection committee as a replacement for the injured Rahat Ali for the ongoing Tests against Bangladesh

723dMohammad Isam in Khulna

Mushfiqur suffers finger sprain

X-rays have revealed that Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has suffered a sprain on his injured right ring finger on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan

723dUmar Farooq in Khulna

Mushtaq hails 'flawless' day for Pakistan

Making sound plans and sticking to them was how Pakistan overcame their fielding lapses and an unresponsive pitch in the first Test against Bangladesh

Day 1

723dThe Report by Devashish Fuloria

Mominul leads stable batting performance

Half-centuries from Mominul Haque and Imrul Kayes on the opening day of the Test series extended Bangladesh's advantage over Pakistan on the current tour by another day

723dUmar Farooq in Khulna

Fielding lets Pakistan down again

Pakistan started the day by losing the toss on a track that had nothing to offer for the bowlers. Still, the bowlers created opportunities, but they were not grabbed by the fielders

723dMohammad Isam in Khulna

Mominul rues 'lapse in concentration'

Mominul Haque has admitted that his dismissal off the last ball of the day was due to a lapse in concentration, and that it offered Pakistan a way back into the game


724dESPNcricinfo staff

Shakib, Wahab fined for altercation

Shakib Al Hasan and Wahab Riaz have been fined 30 per cent of their match fees for breaching Level 1 of the ICC code of conduct during the final day's play of the drawn first Test between Bangladesh and Pakistan in Khulna

724dMohammad Isam

Tamim, Imrul showed you can think big - Mushfiqur

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said he was happy that Tamim Iqbal overtook his individual highest Test score but added that Imrul Kayes deserved more recognition because he did it under physical and circumstantial pressure

723dMohammad Isam in Khulna

Captain Mushfiqur looks to continue Mashrafe's success

For a man who has always batted for the team's cause, Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim can now count on the team's stronger mentality, a result of limited-overs captain Mashrafe Mortaza's approach

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

1st312Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
2nd33Tamim IqbalMominul Haque
3rd54MahmudullahTamim Iqbal
4th64MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
5th1Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
6th60Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
7th31Shakib Al HasanShuvagata Hom