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1st Test, Chattogram, Dec 9 - Dec 12 2011, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
(82.3 ov)135 & 275
594/5d
Pakistan won by an innings and 184 runs
player of the match
Younis Khan
Pakistan
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• The Report by Nitin Sundar

Another innings defeat for limp Bangladesh

Bangladesh crashed to their 35th innings defeat in 73 Tests, after Pakistan's spinners ran circles through the middle and lower order on the fourth morning in Chittagong

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
Bangladesh135/10(51.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Nazimuddin31 (79)
Abdur Rehman3/9(6.2)
Saeed Ajmal3/40(18)
Pakistan594/5(176.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Younis Khan*200 (290)
Mohammad Hafeez143 (237)
Elias Sunny3/123(47)
Mahmudullah1/94(30)
Bangladesh275/9(82.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Nazimuddin78 (186)
Abdur Rehman4/88(30)
Saeed Ajmal2/74(25)

Another innings defeat for Bangladesh, how can they stop their extended poor run in Tests? They did find an opener in Nazimuddin who seems like he can hang around a bit.

It was all too easy for Pakistan though. Rehman picked up four though he is still searching for his first five-for. Overall, a job well done by Pakistan, they can't have too many complaints about this game. Hang on for the presentation ceremony.

Andrew C from Australia, is looking for ways to cheer himself up: "I think that an innings victory should record the number of wickets left for the declaring side. Eg "an innings, 5 wickets and 150 runs victory". Since the number of wickets lost by the declaring side affects the degree of the victory. "

Andrew from New Zealand: "@Kazim: I didn't realise Kamran could 'keep... Maybe he did all the bowling."

Ahsan: "@Kazim, Akmal Brothers - They have four more brothers to bowl."

Here's the presentation:

Mushfiqur Rahim: "After I lost the toss, when you are 5 for 50, it's difficult to come back. But we fought back well in the second innings. All credit to Pakistan bowlers. Nazimuddin in his first Test showed how to play these guys, Shakib also. If we batted better in the first innings and took our catches. Sometimes we feel sorry for the crowd since they come and support us every time, though we haven't been able to win often."

Misbah: "The confidence the team has got from the wins, over the past year and a half is helping us. Our batsmen are experienced now, they know what the depends of Test cricket are. Rehman is our main spinner and he is performing well since the day he came into the side. We are not relying only on Rehman or Ajmal, Gul is bowling well, so is Cheema, Hafeez too. Everybody is friends in the dressing room, there are no seniors or juniors, we are enjoying ourselves. Younis has a terrific, every match he has been giving 110%, he has helped everyone."

The Man of the Match is Younis Khan. "As a senior guy, all the time I want to inspire the youngsters. The key is to enjoy cricket, we have a lot of travel, a lot of pressure, you need to enjoy the game. [About his fitness] Whenever I have a chance to play cricket, I just play. All the credit goes to the boys, every single player wants to perform."

It's on to Mirpur for the second Test starting on the 17th. Here's hoping for a tighter contest, do join us then.

82.3
W
Cheema to Shahadat, OUT

it's all over in Chittagong, Shahadat backs away and looks to power a short ball through the off side, hits low on the bat, and that loops towards Gul at cover, a massive win for Pakistan

Shahadat Hossain c Umar Gul b Aizaz Cheema 21 (28m 26b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.77
82.2
Cheema to Shahadat, no run

superb slower ball from Cheema, Shahadat shapes up for the big hit, then has to adjust his shot, chops it towards the bowler

82.1
Cheema to Shahadat, no run

shortish ball is forehanded back towards the bowler, who picks it up and pretends to throw the ball at the stumps, no timing on that shot from Shahadat

Aizaz Cheema is on as Pakistan look to finish this game off

end of over 827 runs
BDESH: 275/8CRR: 3.35 
Shahadat Hossain21 (23)
Elias Sunny20 (38)
Abdur Rehman30-7-88-4
Saeed Ajmal25-7-74-2

Kazim: "I dont understand one thing. If all three Akmal brothers can bat and keep and not bowl, how did they play together as kids :D"

81.6
1
Abdur to Shahadat, 1 run

clips the final ball of the over to midwicket

81.5
1
Abdur to Elias Sunny, 1 run

slides straight on, tucked it towards deep midwicket

81.4
1
Abdur to Shahadat, 1 run

big back lift as he crisply drives down to long-on

81.3
Abdur to Shahadat, no run

Doctrove says no, as he sees the big inside-edge, there was a massive appeal for lbw

81.2
Abdur to Shahadat, no run

length ball on off stump, defended off the back foot

New ball taken

81.1
4
Abdur to Shahadat, FOUR runs

length ball on middle and leg, wonderfully timed this time, clipped towards deep midwicket to pikc up another boundary

end of over 817 runs
BDESH: 268/8CRR: 3.30 
Shahadat Hossain15 (18)
Elias Sunny19 (37)
Saeed Ajmal25-7-74-2
Abdur Rehman29-7-81-4
80.6
1
Ajmal to Shahadat, 1 run

a yorker to end the over, dug out to cover for a single

80.5
Ajmal to Shahadat, no run

Ajmal screams "catch" in desperation as Shahadat punches that towards mid-off, lands short

80.4
4
Ajmal to Shahadat, FOUR runs

a wristy flick from Shahdat to pick up a boundary, to deep midwicket, nicely done

80.3
2
Ajmal to Shahadat, 2 runs

steers this towards point, a misfield by Cheema gives away an extra run

80.2
Ajmal to Shahadat, no run

the doosra which Shahadat had no idea about, was looking to deposit that out of the stadium, spins away a touch and bounces a lot, Adnan does well to collect

80.1
Ajmal to Shahadat, no run

spins in after pitching well outside off, defended to the bowler

end of over 805 runs
BDESH: 261/8CRR: 3.26 
Elias Sunny19 (37)
Shahadat Hossain8 (12)
Abdur Rehman29-7-81-4
Saeed Ajmal24-7-67-2
79.6
Abdur to Elias Sunny, no run

short of length ball outside off, more defence to end the over

79.5
Abdur to Elias Sunny, no run

spins in after pitching outside off, defended to the leg side

79.4
1
Abdur to Shahadat, 1 run

looks to block this one, inside-edged towards the leg side

79.3
Abdur to Shahadat, no run

defended off the front foot to the off side

Khurram: "@Hassan: Can't agree more. I don't about other options but what I have seen of Kamran, Umar, Adnan (Akmals) and Sarfaraz, Sarfaraz Ahmed seems most assured with the gloves. His first class batting stats and most importantly recent form is another highlight."

79.2
4
Abdur to Shahadat, FOUR runs

Shahadat decides to have some fun, launches this one towards long-on, that brings the deficit below 200

Best performances - batsmen
Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan
200 runs (290)
18 fours
3 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
leg glance
56 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez
143 runs (237)
14 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
28 runs
6 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman
O
30
M
7
R
88
W
4
ECO
2.93
Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman
O
6.2
M
2
R
9
W
3
ECO
1.42
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesPakistan tour of Bangladesh
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Younis Khan
Younis Khan
Series resultPakistan led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTEST No. 2022
Hours of play (local time)9.30am start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30
Match days9,10,11,12 December 2011 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Nazimuddin
Nazimuddin
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Shavir Tarapore
TV Umpire
Bangladesh Image
Enamul Haque
Reserve Umpire
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Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath