Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.6 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 16/2
    1.6 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 0/1
    64.2 Nafees has to walk back, misses out on a well-deserved ton, agony in the crowd, banged in short by Gul and Nafees, while trying to sway out of the way, gloved it to the keeper. Excellent delivery from Gul, was quick and surprised Nafees but a sad end to an excellent knock 223/5
    7.4 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 21/3
    13.2 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 43/4
    94.4 run-out, Shakib has to go, turned towards the midwicket region and Mushfiqur calls for the single, Shakib responds and then Mushfiqur backs out and by the time Shakib turned and tried to make it back, Taufeeq Umar had picked it up running in from mid-on and thrown down the stumps at the non-striker's end, Shakib was fuming at the indecision in the middle but he has to head back 305/6
    94.5 Mushfiqur goes and Pakistan will now bowl at the tail, short outside leg stump and Mushfiqur tried to turn that fine, gloved it to the keeper 305/7
    105.5 Tarapore raises his finger, was the doosra, turned in from a good length outside off, Sunny got forward to defend, got an thin inside edge and Sunny walks back to the pavilion shaking his head. It seemed to me initially that the impact may have been outside the line of off stump, but the replays showed the deflection off the bat 331/8
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    106.2 run-out, driven wide of long-on and they decide to come back for the second, Gul returns a throw on the bounce to the non-striker's end, Rehman collects and takes off the bails, Nazmul is short, another one down, a bit of indecision on that second run 332/9
    107.2 Bangladesh have been bowled out, tossed up, landed on leg stump, was the doosra, moved towards middle and off and Robiul was struck on the back pad while playing forward to that one 338/10
    3 (lb 3)
    338 all out (107.2 Overs, RR: 3.14, 486 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Nazimuddin, 1.6 ov), 2-16 (Tamim Iqbal, 6.6 ov), 3-21 (Mahmudullah, 7.4 ov), 4-43 (Nasir Hossain, 13.2 ov), 5-223 (Shahriar Nafees, 64.2 ov), 6-305 (Shakib Al Hasan, 94.4 ov), 7-305 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 94.5 ov), 8-331 (Elias Sunny, 105.5 ov), 9-332 (Nazmul Hossain, 106.2 ov), 10-338 (Robiul Islam, 107.2 ov)
    Umar Gul28110233.6400
    Aizaz Cheema2647332.8000
    Mohammad Hafeez932703.0000
    Saeed Ajmal24.236422.6300
    Abdur Rehman1906603.4700
    Younis Khan10303.0000
    4.1 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 23/1
    83.3 edged, and taken! Well bowled Nazmul, he's worked Umar over with his relentlessness. A spark of excellence this from Bangladesh. Pitched well up on middle and off, once again lands on the threadwork and angles across sharply. Umar was forward and had to play at it. He got a low outside edge that shot across towards second slip, who held on at shin height. Very well taken. 245/3
    51.4 a beauty from the Bangladeshi Superman! Shakib gets the runs, Shakib gets the wickets. Tossed up from wide of the stumps, it drifts in towards middle and off and spins away sharply. Azhar was prodding forward in hope, but he wasn't to the pitch and the ball took a thid outside edge into Rahim's gloves. Yet another 50+ sub-100 effort for Azhar Ali. Is he Pakistan's Shane Watson? 150/2
    97.2 thin edge and Sunny gets his man! Nice delivery there, tossed up outside off, draws Younis forward to defend, perhaps a bit more bounce than he expected, Mushfiqur juggles and takes the catch 293/4
    120.1 some relief for Bangladesh! Misbah was shaping for a powerful sweep, he tried to fetch that from around the off stump, the ball flew off the top edge of the bat and Mahmudullah Riyad, who's been alert all morning, took it easily 359/5
    129.3 reward for Robiul! He bowls a delivery similar to the previous one, aims for a fuller length and gets it to swing in, Shafiq tries to whip it away but fails to cover the movement, hit on the pads pretty much in line with the leg stump 389/6
    154.5 Pakistan are finally dismissed and Shakib takes six! Floated wide of the leg stump, Adnan made room and chipped down the track, the ball kept low and beat the bat, he didn't bother trying to make his ground, Mushfiqur tried whipping off the bails but at first attempt failed to break the stumps, did it in the second attempt though! They can all afford a laugh 470/10
    140.1 this one sticks! Good reflexes from Mahmudullah, Rehman tries to slash it wide of slip down to third man, rocks back, bit of extra bounce and the ball flies off the top edge and Mahmudullah cups it to his left, makes up for the catch he spilled earlier in the opening session 430/7
    152.2 Gul goes for the big swing, top-edges it towards mid-on, the ball swirls high, Gul was certain that skier was going to be taken, turns out he's right as it is safely pouched, relief for Shakib, Mushfiqur sports a huge grin 464/8
    152.5 Shakib gets two in the over, and that's five in the innings, Ajmal looking for the sweep, gets a bottom-edge onto the stumps, what a match this is for Shakib, his highest score and then a five-for 465/9
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    19 (lb 3, nb 16)
    470 all out (154.5 Overs, RR: 3.03, 655 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Mohammad Hafeez, 4.1 ov), 2-150 (Azhar Ali, 51.4 ov), 3-245 (Taufeeq Umar, 83.3 ov), 4-293 (Younis Khan, 97.2 ov), 5-359 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 120.1 ov), 6-389 (Asad Shafiq, 129.3 ov), 7-430 (Abdur Rehman, 140.1 ov), 8-464 (Umar Gul, 152.2 ov), 9-465 (Saeed Ajmal, 152.5 ov), 10-470 (Adnan Akmal, 154.5 ov)
    Shahadat Hossain1618205.1206
    Robiul Islam2337813.3906
    Nazmul Hossain2456122.5400
    Shakib Al Hasan40.578262.0000
    Elias Sunny2749513.5100
    Nasir Hossain902402.6600
    4.5 Tamim is flabbergasted at the decision but Doctrove isn't changing his mind, Gul responds with a bouncer, Tamim tries to hook but the ball hit his helmet and lobbed to Misbah at first slip, Tamim doesn't even glance at the umpire while Pakistan celebrate, he's stunned when Doctrove sends him off. I need to see another replay of that 24/1
    15.3 trapped at the crease! Rehman bowls it flat and straight, the ball skids off the surface, Nazimuddin is stranded at the crease, the ball breaches his defenses 54/3
    4.6 Gul's on a hat-trick! This was more straightforward, lands on a good length on middle and leg and straightens, Nafees is trapped at the crease and the ball clips him on the top flap of the pad in line with the off stump 24/2
    22.1 that was needless to say the least, the crowd is stunned, Mahmudullah decides to chase a delivery wide outside off, he tries to loft it straight, presumably, and ends up getting a top edge down to deep point, a hush around the stadium, a set batsman goes 76/4
    69.4 finally some relief for Pakistan! Nasir's bowled through the gate, the arm ball from Rehman lands on middle and goes through straight, breaches Nasir's defenses, a hush around the ground. Nevertheless, a wonderful knock by Nasir, he has a bright future as a Test batsman 212/6
    28.2 probably the biggest blow for Bangladesh and they're not yet past the deficit, Cheema continues round the wicket, angles it inwards, Shakib tries to steer it down to third man, Azhar judges it well diving to his right at gully 95/5
    75.5 I'm not too sure why he did that! An anti-climax considering how well had been concentrating, he decides to give Rehman the charge, the bowler bowls it flatter, Mushfiqur miscues the loft completely and the ball lands safely in Ajmal's hands at mid-off 221/7
    80.5 the doosra was too good for him! Comes round the wicket, Sunny who was quite solid in defense before this decided to drive, the ball sneaked through the gap between bat and pad and took the off stump 228/9
    77.5 Superman Younis takes a blinder! One for the gallery! Tossed up outside off, Shahadat can't resist a swish, the ball takes the bottom half of the bat and flies to Younis' right at first slip, Younis's anticipation made the catch possible, stretched every sinew and muscle to reach out for it and plucked it mid-air 226/8
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    82.1 That's his 50th wicket of 2011, certainly one of the easier ones, Robiul gives the charge, fails to pick the doosra from round the wicket, easy stumping for Adnan 234/10
    18 (b 9, lb 8, w 1)
    234 all out (82.1 Overs, RR: 2.84, 325 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Tamim Iqbal, 4.5 ov), 2-24 (Shahriar Nafees, 4.6 ov), 3-54 (Nazimuddin, 15.3 ov), 4-76 (Mahmudullah, 22.1 ov), 5-95 (Shakib Al Hasan, 28.2 ov), 6-212 (Nasir Hossain, 69.4 ov), 7-221 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 75.5 ov), 8-226 (Shahadat Hossain, 77.5 ov), 9-228 (Elias Sunny, 80.5 ov), 10-234 (Robiul Islam, 82.1 ov)
    Umar Gul1343422.6110
    Aizaz Cheema1526124.0600
    Abdur Rehman27125141.8800
    Saeed Ajmal23.165522.3700
    Mohammad Hafeez30802.6600
    Azhar Ali10808.0000

Match Details


Pakistan , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

9.00am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

17,18,19,20,21 December 2011 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 17 Dec - day 1 - Bangladesh 1st innings 234/5 (Shakib Al Hasan 108*, Mushfiqur Rahim 5*, 68 ov)
  • Sun, 18 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 87/1 (Taufeeq Umar 44*, Azhar Ali 26*, 27 ov)
  • Mon, 19 Dec - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 292/3 (Younis Khan 48*, Misbah-ul-Haq 26*, 96 ov)
  • Tue, 20 Dec - day 4 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 114/5 (Nasir Hossain 30*, Mushfiqur Rahim 7*, 35 ov)
  • Wed, 21 Dec - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 107/3 (20.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • I let my team down - Mushfiqur

    Mushfiqur Rahim said poor shot selection hindered Bangladesh's chances of saving the second Test

  • Rehman's best sets up clean sweep

    Pakistan capped off a fruitful year in cricket by completing a clean sweep against Bangladesh on a day that showcased the unpredictability of Test cricket

  • No excuse for Bangladesh's fielding - Law

    Stuart Law has demanded higher standards from his fielders after a series of dropped catches left the team struggling to save the second Test

  • Pakistan in charge despite Shakib's six-for

    Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test, but that wasn't enough to stop Pakistan from taking charge

  • Taufeeq defends Pakistan's cautious batting

    Taufeeq Umar, the Pakistan batsman, defended his side's cautious batting approach on the third day of the Mirpur Test, saying that the plan was to first get close to Bangladesh's 338 without losing too many batsmen

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st7Taufeeq UmarMohammad Hafeez
2nd63Azhar AliMohammad Hafeez
3rd31Younis KhanAzhar Ali
4th6Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq