sealed with a six! Final flourish left for the captain himself, steps down the track to a flighted delivery and that swirls over long-off
Pakistan make a clean sweep of all the matches on tour. On expected lines. They were pushed close in this game but Bangladesh just fell short of holding on to a draw.
The first session belonged entirely to the hosts but it all went downhill from there. Another session of domination would have firmly shut the match away from Pakistan and Bangladesh would have earned a respectable draw.
They can take heart from the partnership between Shakib and Nafees after they were 3 down for nothing. They managed to score 300-plus after a no-show in Chittagong. Nasir Hossain is a find, Elias Sunny posed a lot of questions with his left-arm spinners. There are positives.
Pakistan, if you ask me, are in a very good position to take the series against England if they continue this way. Lots to feel good about. It will be a competitive series no doubt, but I'd put my money on Pakistan to win. A lot has been said about their scoring rate in this Test, but I guess it's irrelevant. I'd still like to see Umar Akmal though. The presentation is coming up:
Shakib is the Man of the Match:Hopefully we will improve. We have two months to improve on many things before the Asia Cup. Personally I'm satisfied with my form."
Younis is the Man of the Series: It's hardto play back to back series but in the end it was a happy ending. Bangladesh are improving, all they need is to play more Tests and stick with the same guys."
Mushfiqur: "The bowlers did a very good job. This is one of the games in which we couldn't catch properly. After a bad defeat in the first Test the guys showed a lot of character. Nasir also batted really well."
Misbah: "The players are understanding their roles in Test cricket and that is helping us. The players, management is responding well. Bangladesh did well to put together partnerships and they gave us a tough time in this Test."
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chops it down to the off side
fires it full on the stumps, Azhar decides to go for broke, steps down the track but ends up yorking himself, clean bowled, too late though for Bangladesh
stays back and pats it down the pitch
tossed up on middle and leg, clipped to midwicket
almost there, Azhar makes a bit of room, gets well forward and shovels it away wide of long-on and midwicket
sweeps him down to long leg
comes well forward and defends
they're all but home, tossed up on middle and leg, Younis gets on his knee and slogs it down to cow corner
tossed up on middle and leg, he clips it down to fine leg
forces it down to gully
short again and clipped down to deep point, the scoreboard continues to tick
fullish on the leg stump, he clips it down to fine leg
steers this one down to third man
getting all too easy now, very unorthodox though, he makes room to slap it down to deep point but makes too much room, lunges his bat out and gets an under edge that beats gully and runs to third man
short and wide and he slaps it down to sweeper cover
taps it down to short extra cover
tossed up on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and sweeps on the full
gets forward and drives to extra cover, another couple