BAN vs PAK – Bangladesh, and Pakistan are currently playing the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. Both the teams also went against each other in three T20Is. Pakistan won the series by a 3-0 margin.
In the ongoing Test, Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat. Bangladesh is in this game without three experienced players, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, and Taskin Ahmed. Yasir Ali made his debut for Bangladesh in this game.
For Pakistan, Imam-ul-Haq was absent, and Abdullah Shafique made his debut. He also opened the innings for the Men in Green along with Abid Ali.
Pakistan and Bangladesh have played a total of 11 Test matches against each other. Pakistan has won ten of these games, and one of the matches ended in a draw. Will Bangladesh overcome all the odds, or will Pakistan be able to maintain its dominance? We are going to get the answer to this question on 30th November.
Imam Ul-Haq and Abdullah Shafique Run After the Ball in A Synchronised Manner
Hasan Ali bowled the 95th over of the match for Pakistan. Mehidy Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim were at the crease.
Mehidy Hasan was on strike and couldn’t do anything against the pace of Hasan Ali. He didn’t score a run on the first five balls. The last ball of the over was an overpitched one, and Hasan drove it away towards the cover region.
Both Imam-Ul-Haq and Abdullah Shqfique ran towards the ball and made a slide at the same side. They managed to save a few important runs as the batters took two runs. Shafique, who replaced Imam in the match, followed the steps of the opener. Throughout the chase to pick the ball to make a dive, Shafique made sure he was following the footsteps of Imam. It looked like Imam was giving him fielding tips.
Their efforts reminded social media of the fielding efforts made by Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi in the 2014 T20 World Cup against West Indies. Lendl Simmons played a cut shot, and both Gul and Afridi tried to stop the ball.
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BAN vs PAK – Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das Lifted Bangladesh Up After Top-Order’s Collapse
Shadman Islam and Saif Hassan opened the innings for Bangladesh in this game. They couldn’t do much as the duo of Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi dismissed them very early.
Bangladesh lost two more wickets by the end of the 17th over. Faheem Ashraf dismissed Najmul Hossain Shanto for a score of 14 runs. Sajid Khan picked the wicket of Mominul Haque, who made only six runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das stitched a partnership of 206 runs for the fifth wicket. It led Bangladesh to a total of 330 runs in the first innings. Hasan Ali was brilliant with the ball as he picked his fifth five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique added 145 runs to Pakistan’s total at the end of the second day. Ali has made 93 runs, while Shafique has hit a half-century on debut.