On the second day of first cricket Test against Bangladesh at Chattogram, Pakistan in their first innings were 145 for loss of no wickets at stump today [Saturday].
Pakistan made a strong reply and reached 145 for no loss after fast bowler Hasan Ali claimed 5-51 to dismiss Bangladesh for 330 on day two of the opening Test.
Openers Abid Ali and debutant Abdullah Shafique played out the second and third sessions comfortably in a good batting track to cut the deficit to 185 runs. Abid, who reached the 1,000-run mark in his 15th test, closed in on his fourth century, remaining unbeaten on 93 at stumps, owing to bad light. Shafique overcame a nervy start to finish the day on 52 not out.
“We are in a good position now and will try to take it session by session,” Ali said. “Our first target is to go past Bangladesh’s 330 and then we will try to take a big lead to give our bowlers an advantage.”
Earlier, Bangladesh were all out for 330 in their first innings.