Pakistan will now try to use the low first innings in Bangladesh on a field that offers a lot of support to the batsmen.
Shaheen Shah Afridi starred on the first day of the first test for Pakistan (AP Photo)
- Only Mohammad Mithun managed to cross 50 and Bangladesh's highest level was 59 for the 3rd wicket
- Shaheen Afridi bagged 4 gates for 53 runs, while Abbas and Sohail each got 2
- Pakistan had won the throw and decided to roll first at the Rawalpindi stadium
Bangladesh was in action on Friday at 233 on the first day of its first test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Friday. The hosts made it into the top position of the guests with Pacern Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Abbas. Afridi ended the day with four gates.
Pakistan will now try to use the low first innings in Bangladesh on a field that offers a lot of support to the batsmen. Only Mohammad Mithun managed to cross 50, and Bangladesh's highest partnership was 59 for the third wicket between Mominul Haque and Najmul Hossain Shanto.
Afridi struck early in the day and fired the esteemed debutant Saif Hassan for a duck. Tamim Iqbal, who completed his first test since March 2019, followed in the next test after being caught in a stump.
Mominul and Najmul then tried to rebuild the innings in Bangladesh. A few overs before lunch, however, Mominul got an advantage over Afridi and was caught by wicket keeper Mohammad Rizwan. Najmul and Mahmudullah went through Bangladesh until the session ended.
They started 95/3 after lunch and just like in the first session, Bangladesh lost a wicket in the first round. Najmul pushed the ball away from Abbas, which flew directly into the wicketkeeper's gloves.
Mahmudullah was then released by Afridi thanks to a shout from Asad Shafiq at the second slip, which was followed by Bangladesh's second highest innings partnership when Mithun and Liton set up 54 races for the sixth wicket.
Liton fell on Haris Sohail on the 33rd, although the referee initially rejected the LBW appeal by asking if the ball had thrown in line with the stumps. Pakistan checked the call and the repetitions showed that he had actually been in line.
This was followed by Bangladesh's third booth over 50, this time between Mithun and Taijul Islam, which carried them out until tea. Taijul fell on Harris in the third session, trying to pull the ball over the ropes. Yasir Shah ran back from the center and caught sharply.
Bangladesh went out with Mithun to 63 in the next four overs.
Short results: Bangladesh 233 (Mohammad Mithun 63, Najmul Hossain Shanto 44; Shaheen Afridi 4/53)