skiddy ball on off at 86.4ks, he hangs back and punches it down to long-on
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! "
veering onto the pads, swept though backward square leg
flighted from Babar, he goes for the lofted hit Long-on (Aslam) dives to his left and makes a good stop
snakes in with the angle on off, punched to mid-on
full and fired on middle, jammed to long-off
looped up on off, pressed in front of point for one
fuller and on middle and leg, whipped to deep midwicket. 550 up for the hosts
similar length, whisked to the right of midwicket
fuller on off, worked to midwicket
flighted and just outside off, he goes on the back foot and gets an inside edge onto the pad
tucked straight to square leg again
straighter on middle, nudged to square leg
driven smoothly to long-off for one
blocked back of the bowler as this was on a back of a length and on off
on a length and angled in on middle, he nurdles a single to midwicket
crunchylicious. Full and outside off, forward and driven crisply to the left of the covers
tossed up on middle, Hom takes the aerial route and lofts it over mid-on, two bounces and four
looped up on middle, down the track and chipped in front of long-on
flighted on off, turned to midwicket
tossed up on middle, down the track and chipped to the right of Shafiq now, towards long-off
|Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna|
|Toss||Bangladesh, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||2-match series level 0-0|
|Match number||Test no. 2159|
|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 - day (5-day match)|
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|Shakib Al Hasan||not out||76||104|
|Shuvagata Hom||not out||20||25|
|Extras||(lb 4, nb 3, w 2)|
|Total||555(6 wkts; 136 ovs)|