Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    26.6 and as lunch approaches, Yasir strikes, inside edge on to pad as he plays a hurrying delivery from the crease, short leg dives to take it, but replays are very tight on the no-ball check, arguably he does not have anything behind the line as he lands, but third umpire goes with the bowler 52/1
    40.2 and he falls next ball after reaching fifty, Hafeez angles it even more into the pads, Kayes looks to work it on the leg side, leading edge loops back to the bowler, first wicket for Hafeez with his remodelled action 92/2
    89.5 oh oh, Mominul has gone leg before in the last over of the day, Bangladesh review, that looked plumb, pitching off and middle, and ball tracker says that is hitting middle, that gripped a bit and spun, Mominul pushed outside the line as he tried to defend 236/4
    73.6 when you have been dropping so many chances, need something extraordinary to produce a wicket, Riaz induces the edge as Mahmdullah pushes from the crease, the left-armer's angle working, but the line was spot-on around off too, it was dying on first slip, but Sarfraz goes flying to his right to take a one-handed blinder 187/3
    93.1 Babar strikes! What was that, Shakib? Tossed up outside leg, Shakib nips down the track and aims to go over the leg side. All he manages is an inside edge that is grasped smartly by Shafiq, diving to his left at leg-slip. Sharp, low catch 243/5
    112.4 how soft was that? two wickets in two overs for Pakistan. Shortish and spinning away outside off, Mushfiq does not go for a full-blooded cut, checks his shot and spoons it to the covers. No mistake from Misbah, Mushfiq throws his head back in despair 310/7
    111.2 Soumya holes out! Another sharp catch from Shafiq. He aims to go straight down the ground, manages a sliced hit, which swirls in the air. Asad Shafiq runs across to his left from cover, tumbles and takes a brilliant catch. The catching has improved today 305/6
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    114.4 bowled'em! Wrong'un from Yasir, it works this time. Taijul shuffles across a bit, does not meet with the sweep after sinking to one knee. He did not read the wrong'un. Yasir rattles the leg stump 312/8
    117.6 Shahid swings again, picks out mid-off. He steps away outside leg, Wahab is wary of it as he chases the batsman with a short ball. It gets too big on Shahid as he flat-bats it without any timing into the hands of Misbah. The captain comes up and pats Wahab 329/9
    119.6 and Rubel has nicked off! Fuller and outside off at 142.2ks, he does not move his feet and throws his bat at it. Gets a thick edge, Sarfraz dives across to his right to pouch it 332/10
    12 (lb 5, nb 7)
    332 all out (120 Overs, RR: 2.76)
    Fall of wickets: 1-52 (Tamim Iqbal, 26.6 ov), 2-92 (Imrul Kayes, 40.2 ov), 3-187 (Mahmudullah, 73.6 ov), 4-236 (Mominul Haque, 89.5 ov), 5-243 (Shakib Al Hasan, 93.1 ov), 6-305 (Soumya Sarkar, 111.2 ov), 7-310 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 112.4 ov), 8-312 (Taijul Islam, 114.4 ov), 9-329 (Mohammad Shahid, 117.6 ov), 10-332 (Rubel Hossain, 119.6 ov)
    Junaid Khan1624002.5002
    Wahab Riaz2675532.1101
    Mohammad Hafeez1854722.6100
    Zulfiqar Babar3239923.0900
    Yasir Shah2848633.0700
    111.3 taken at leg-slip. Sharp catch from Mahmudullah. This was a harmless delivery down leg, Hafeez seeks to help it away with a sweep. The ball pops off the glove, Mahmullah dives across to his left and snaps up a smart catch. End of a brilliant knock from Hafeez 402/4
    11.5 Mushfiq belts out an appeal for a catch down the leg side. Drifting down leg, Aslam aims to tickle it away but misses. Mushfiq moves quickly to his right and collects the ball. The on-field umpire does not agree with Mushfiq. Bangladesh opt for a review. Did the ball graze the bottom glove on its way to Mushfiq? I guess it may have brushed the bottom thumb as the zoomer comes in. Successful review for Bangladesh. Aslam has to depart for 20 50/1
    71.5 bowled'em. Hom shoots through the defence of Azhar. Quicker offbreak at 90ks, spins in, Azhar prods feebly with no feet movement, the ball sneaks through to crash into the middle stump. It gets uprooted. No hundred for Azhar 277/2
    91.5 top ball from Taijul. Tossed up, pitched on middle, grips in the surface and turns away, Younis goes on the back foot and has a lazy push at it. The ball beats the outside edge and hits the off stump. Kayes applauds from behind the wicket 339/3
    132.1 Taijul exults! Tossed up from round the stumps, Misbah hunts for a sweep and skews it in the air off a top edge. Rubel pouches it at deepish backward square leg, he was about 15 metres inside the boundary 468/5
    165.3 Shakib finally has some success. Shafiq shows his ace early, skips down the track. Shakib is wary of it as he shortens his length. Shafiq looks to flick it to leg side but ends up chipping a return catch off a leading edge 617/8
    159.4 chipped to mid-on! Shahid finally has his maiden Test wicket. No big celebrations, he is just relieved. Sarfraz steps down the track, Shahid pulls his length back a bit to foil Sarfraz's airy flick. He can only lob it to Litton Das and that's a dolly catch 594/6
    160.3 Taijul has his man now. Fourth wicket for him and Wahab departs for a duck. Tossed up on middle and off from round the stumps, Wahab has a nervy poke at it, the ball spins away past the bat to rattle the top of off. The crowd finds its voice again 595/7
    166.2 given out lbw, Yasir wants a review. Did he manage an inside edge on that? This was quite full and angled in to strike Yasir on the knee-roll in front of middle. It would have crashed into middle and leg. There is no conclusive proof as to weather he had edged it before being rapped on the pad. The TV umpire has a close look at it and vindicates on-field umpire Nigel Llong's decision. Taijul has a five-wicket haul. 617/9
    168.4 Taijul ends the Pakistan innings. This was looped up on middle, he steps out, has a wild swipe at it and loses his balance. The ball rolls off the batsman's pad behind the wicket. Mahmudullah then deflects it onto the stumps off his pad. Yes, Mahmudullah has a stumping to his name 628/10
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    20 (b 5, lb 8, nb 4, w 3)
    628 all out (168.4 Overs, RR: 3.72)
    Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Sami Aslam, 11.5 ov), 2-277 (Azhar Ali, 71.5 ov), 3-339 (Younis Khan, 91.5 ov), 4-402 (Mohammad Hafeez, 111.3 ov), 5-468 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 132.1 ov), 6-594 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 159.4 ov), 7-595 (Wahab Riaz, 160.3 ov), 8-617 (Asad Shafiq, 165.3 ov), 9-617 (Yasir Shah, 166.2 ov), 10-628 (Zulfiqar Babar, 168.4 ov)
    Rubel Hossain2238203.7203
    Mohammad Shahid1945913.1001
    Taijul Islam46.4416363.4900
    Shuvagata Hom34112023.5220
    Shakib Al Hasan37414613.9400
    Soumya Sarkar10202.0000
    Mominul Haque501302.6000
    98.2 Tamim has been stumped. They go to the TV umpire and he confirms it. Hafeez pats Tamim on the back. Misbah, Wahab are among the Pakistan players to congratulate Tamim. This was nicely looped up by Hafeez, he advances down the track, gets beaten in flight, this ball turns away. Beaten by spin as well. He turned back but did not drag his bat in. Tamim's bat was in the air by the time Sarfraz had whipped the bails off. So, one double-centurion takes out the other.... 399/3
    75.4 finally, finally, Pakistan find a way past this mammoth opening stand. Kayes holes out. Babar has a smile on his face, more out of relief rather than joy. Tossed up, Kayes charges down the track and mistimes the lofted stroke. Long-off runs across to his left and takes the sliced hit comfortably 312/1
    88.3 Junaid strikes! Pitched up and swings in, Mominul pushes without much footwork. The ball zips in, sneaks through the gate to rattle middle and off. The bowler exults 345/2
    115.5 Mahmudullah has been give out lbw by umpire Martinesz. He goes for a referral straightaway. Fuller and on off, he takes a step forward and does not connect with the flick. Struck on the front pad below the knee-roll. No inside snick. Impact in line and that would have cannoned into off. The on-field call stays and Mahmuduulah has to depart 463/4
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    116.5 and another lbw. Mushfiq has shouldered arms and is given out by umpire Llong. He has a chat with Shakib but does not review the call. Hafeez is pleased. Pushed fuller on middle and spins in, Mushfiq shoulders arms and takes it on the thigh. It would have clipped the leg stump 464/5
    130.2 short, drifting outside leg, Soumya transfers his weight on the back foot and looks to pull. Hafeez runs in from deep midwicket, dives forward and snaps up a smart catch. Maiden wicket for Shafiq in Tests 524/6
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    9 (lb 4, nb 3, w 2)
    555/6 (136 Overs, RR: 4.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-312 (Imrul Kayes, 75.4 ov), 2-345 (Mominul Haque, 88.3 ov), 3-399 (Tamim Iqbal, 98.2 ov), 4-463 (Mahmudullah, 115.5 ov), 5-464 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 116.5 ov), 6-524 (Soumya Sarkar, 130.2 ov)
    Junaid Khan2158824.1913
    Zulfiqar Babar32112513.9000
    Mohammad Hafeez2008224.1000
    Wahab Riaz2037503.7510
    Yasir Shah30212304.1000
    Azhar Ali612604.3300
    Asad Shafiq703214.5700

Match Details


Bangladesh , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

28,29,30 April, 1,2 May 2015 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 28 Apr - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 236/4 (Shakib Al Hasan 19*, 89.5 ov)
  • Wed, 29 Apr - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 227/1 (Mohammad Hafeez 137*, Azhar Ali 65*, 58 ov)
  • Thu, 30 Apr - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 537/5 (Asad Shafiq 51*, Sarfraz Ahmed 51*, 148 ov)
  • Fri, 01 May - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 273/0 (Tamim Iqbal 138*, Imrul Kayes 132*, 61 ov)
  • Sat, 02 May - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 555/6 (136 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • '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

  • Bangladesh 887, Tamim 231

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

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

312Tamim IqbalImrul Kayes
33Tamim IqbalMominul Haque
54MahmudullahTamim Iqbal
64MahmudullahShakib Al Hasan
1Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
60Shakib Al HasanSoumya Sarkar
31Shakib Al HasanShuvagata Hom