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1st Test, Khulna, Apr 28 - May 2 2015, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh
332 & 555/6
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
25 & 206
tamim-iqbal
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• The 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

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh332/10(120 overs)1st INNINGS
Mominul Haque80 (162)
Imrul Kayes51 (130)
Wahab Riaz3/55(26)
Yasir Shah3/86(28)
Pakistan628/10(168.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Mohammad Hafeez224 (332)
Asad Shafiq83 (158)
Taijul Islam6/163(46.4)
Shuvagata Hom2/120(34)
Bangladesh555/6(136 overs)2nd INNINGS
Tamim Iqbal206 (278)
Imrul Kayes150 (240)
end of over 1365 runs
BAN: 555/6CRR: 4.08 
Shuvagata Hom20 (25)
Shakib Al Hasan76 (104)
Zulfiqar Babar 32-1-125-1
Mohammad Hafeez 20-0-82-2

Many thanks for tuning in over the last five days. Do come back and join us for the second and final Test. Until then, goodbye and good luck.

Tamim Iqbal, Man of the Match: I am very pleased. Whatever I planed came off nicely. It was a much-needed innings for me and my team as well. I was in an attacking mode, he [Kayes] was controlling the innings. It was a great combination. I think Taijul bowled brilliantly on this wicket. 296 runs behind and it was a tough task. I played my role, Imrul played his role, Shakib and Mahmudullah did their job. It was a team effort. We have done well in ODIs are we are proving it in Tests. We have a big summer coming up.

Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladesh captain: It [the injured finger] is getting better. It is a great achievement. All the credit to the boys. The way Tamim and Imrul batted, it was unbelievable. It was difficult to take 20 wickets on the pitch. The top order took the responsibility. Imrul was not in the ODI squad but he played well. I am privileged to be the captain of this team. We have three more days for the next Test. Hopefully, we get a good pitch and take 20 wickets.

Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan captain: It was a slow wicket and was good for batting. Hafeez played really well. Tamim and Imrul enjoyed their batting. The wicket was very slow and difficult for the bowlers. We need to improve our performance with the ball. We also dropped a few catches in the first innings, which made a difference. After getting a 300-odd lead, we could have put them under pressure on any surface. All credit to Bangladesh. They saved the game, especially with the opening partnership. That opening partnership was the game-changer. Wahab and Junaid bowled well with the old ball.

4:55pm: The umpires converge. Tamim makes a gesture from the change room, perhaps asking Shakib to bat on. He shakes hands with the Pakistan players, though. Mushfiq is out, he shakes his left hand with the Pakistan players. Bangladesh earn their first draw against Pakistan. What a comeback from the hosts.

Facing a 296-run deficit, Bangladesh came out counterattacking, Tamim leading the way with a magnificent double-century - one of the best innings by a Bangladesh batsman in Tests. After a slow-ish start, Kayes cranked up the tempo and caught up with his opening partner. Shakib, Mahmudullah and Soumya also pitched in as the hosts piled on the runs and smashed several records, before the players called it a draw. Read Devashish's report for a full recap. Do stick around for the presentation, folks.

Khairul: "BD need to master consistency."

Deemi Zafar: "Hafeez is my MoM. he scored the same amount of runs in one innings as Tamim did in two. To boot, he took 4 wixkets and took a catch.

Sharif As-Saber: "Crossing 550 - first time for Bangladesh in a second innings! "

135.6
1
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run

skiddy ball on off at 86.4ks, he hangs back and punches it down to long-on

135.5
1
Babar to Shakib, 1 run

veering onto the pads, swept though backward square leg

135.4
1
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run

flighted from Babar, he goes for the lofted hit Long-on (Aslam) dives to his left and makes a good stop

135.3
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, no run

snakes in with the angle on off, punched to mid-on

135.2
1
Babar to Shakib, 1 run

full and fired on middle, jammed to long-off

135.1
1
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run

looped up on off, pressed in front of point for one

end of over 1351 run
BAN: 550/6CRR: 4.07 
Shuvagata Hom17 (21)
Shakib Al Hasan74 (102)
Mohammad Hafeez 20-0-82-2
Zulfiqar Babar 31-1-120-1
134.6
1
Hafeez to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run

fuller and on middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket. 550 up for the hosts

134.5
Hafeez to Shuvagata Hom, no run

similar length, whisked to the right of midwicket

134.4
Hafeez to Shuvagata Hom, no run

fuller on off, worked to midwicket

134.3
Hafeez to Shuvagata Hom, no run

flighted and just outside off, he goes on the back foot and gets an inside edge onto the pad

134.2
Hafeez to Shuvagata Hom, no run

tucked straight to square leg again

134.1
Hafeez to Shuvagata Hom, no run

straighter on middle, nudged to square leg

end of over 13410 runs
BAN: 549/6CRR: 4.09 
Shuvagata Hom16 (15)
Shakib Al Hasan74 (102)
Zulfiqar Babar 31-1-120-1
Asad Shafiq 7-0-32-1
133.6
1
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, 1 run

driven smoothly to long-off for one

133.5
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, no run

blocked back of the bowler as this was on a back of a length and on off

133.4
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, no run

on a length and angled in on middle, he nurdles a single to midwicket

133.3
4
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, FOUR runs

crunchylicious. Full and outside off, forward and driven crisply to the left of the covers

133.2
4
Babar to Shuvagata Hom, FOUR runs

tossed up on middle, Hom takes the aerial route and lofts it over mid-on, two bounces and four

133.1
1
Babar to Shakib, 1 run

looped up on middle, down the track and chipped in front of long-on

end of over 1336 runs
BAN: 539/6CRR: 4.05 
Shuvagata Hom7 (10)
Shakib Al Hasan73 (101)
Asad Shafiq 7-0-32-1
Azhar Ali 6-1-26-0
132.6
Shafiq to Shuvagata Hom, no run

flighted on off, turned to midwicket

132.5
1
Shafiq to Shakib, 1 run

tossed up on middle, down the track and chipped to the right of Shafiq now, towards long-off

Best performances - batters
Mohammad Hafeez portrait
Mohammad Hafeez PAK
224 runs (332)
23 fours
3 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
pull
53 runs
7 fours
2 sixes
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Tamim Iqbal portrait
Tamim Iqbal BAN
206 runs (278)
17 fours
7 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
flick
45 runs
2 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Taijul Islam portrait
Taijul Islam BAN
O
46.4
M
4
R
163
W
6
ECO
3.49
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W3W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Wahab Riaz portrait
Wahab Riaz PAK
O
26
M
7
R
55
W
3
ECO
2.11
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna
TossBangladesh, elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of Bangladesh
Season2015
Player Of The Match
Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2159
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days28,29,30 April, 1,2 May 2015 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Mohammad Shahid
Mohammad Shahid
Sami Aslam
Sami Aslam
Soumya Sarkar
Soumya Sarkar
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Nigel Llong
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Ranmore Martinesz
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Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Sharfuddoula
Match Referee
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Jeff Crowe
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