One fascinating day of Test cricket in Chattogram. 14 wickets on the day as Bangladesh and Pakistan continue to trade blows in the first Test.
Pakistan, after that stupendous opening stand from Abid Ali (133) and Abdullah Shafique (52), looked prime to overtake Bangladesh’s first innings total of 330 runs, but they ended up conceding a 44-run lead with left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claiming seven wickets.
Then, Shaheen Afridi claimed three wickets early in Bangladesh’s second innings to limit the damage.
In fact, with the hosts tottering at 39/4, Pakistan will fancy their chances. At the close of play on Day 3, Bangladesh were 83 runs ahead with Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali unbeaten on 12 and 8 runs respectively. Catch Day 3 highlights and cricket scores of the first PAK vs BAN Test match.
Nauman Ali with his fourth over and a maiden. And with that stumps. 19 runs and a wicket in the last ten overs. Bangladesh lead by 83 runs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Yasir Ali are unbeaten on 12 and 8 runs respectively. BAN – 39/4 (19) & 330; PAK – 286.