Pakistan vs Bangladesh 2nd Test Day 5 Highlights – Dec 8, 2021

Pakistan vs Bangladesh Highlights Today, Wednesday 8-12-2021. 2nd Test, Pakistan tour of Bangladesh, from Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. Rain interruptions, bad light, wet outfield everything happened in the=is test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh but still, the visitor team Pakistan did get managed to achieve their goal. Pakistan batted first after winning the toss and faced 98.3 overs in their first innings with the loss of four wickets. Pakistan scored 300 runs and declared their innings after facing about 35 overs on day 4.

Babr Azam won the toss and chose to bat.

Till stumps day 4, the home team was 76/7 in just 26 overs. Today Pakistani bowlers showed their class and took thirteen Bangladesh wickets with taking follow-on. From the Pakistani batting line, their opener Abid Ali scored 39 runs, Abdullah Shafique 25, Azhar Ali 56, Babar Azam (c) 76, Fawad Alam 50 not out and Mohammad Rizwan † 53 not out. Taijul Islam took two wickets, Ebadot Hossain and Khaled Ahmed took one wicket each. From the home team Bangladesh, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed all these batsmen were gone with ducks in their first innings. Najmul Hossain Shanto scored 30 runs and Shakib Al Hasan 33.

From Bangladesh’s second innings, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 48 runs, Liton Das † 45, Shakib Al Hasan 63, and Mehidy Hasan Miraz 14. Pakistani bowlers in the first innings: Sajid Khan bowled 15 overs, took eight wickets, and leaked 42 runs. Shaheen Shah Afridi took one wicket. In the second innings, Sajid Khan dismissed four Bangladeshi Batsmen this time. Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali took two wickets each, and the captain of the Pakistani team Babar Azam took one wicket.

Pakistan team: 1 Abid Ali, 2 Abdullah Shafique, 3 Azhar Ali, 4 Babar Azam (capt), 5 Fawad Alam, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Hasan Ali, 9 Sajid Khan, 10 Nauman Ali, 11 Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Bangladesh team: 1 Shadman Islam, 2 Mahmudul Hasan Joy, 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim, 7 Liton Das (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Khaled Ahmed, 11 Ebadot Hossain.

Form guide
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Pakistan: WWLWW
Bangladesh: LWLDL

Match Timings: 04:00 GMT | 10:00 Local | 09:00 PKT
Umpires – Michael Gough, Sharfuddoula
TV Umpire – Gazi Sohel
Match Referee – Neeyamur Rashid
Reserve Umpire – Masudur Rahman
Match number – Test no. 2439

Post Match Presentation.

Mominul Haque:

“We had an opportunity to do better than the first innings today, and we had some very promising performances from Shakib, Liton, and Mushfiq, but in the end, we could not complete the job. If you’ve lost the first 2-3 wickets, it’s very difficult to get back in the game. We have a lot of work to do at No. 1, 2, 3, and 4. Liton played very well in Chittagong and here, hope he can continue that performance.”

Sajid Khan, the player of the match:

“The captain, vice-captain, and the team trusted me, and Allah gave me this success. The plan was to go for the win, and we tried to keep it tight and bowl on one spot. The entire team gets credit for their effort.”

Abid Ali, the player of the series:

“This wasn’t a batting track, the ball was turning, both here and in the last match. Our target was to play positively and play to win. All the senior players and staff backed the players. Our effort is to play with positive body language through this World Test Championship. I got a lot of confidence from my last domestic season, and I brought that here.”

Babar Azam:

“Definitely [enjoying my bowling]. I had a feeling I should have a bowl here, and I ended up getting my first wicket. The way our batsmen played, the openers, the middle order, and even though we lost time to rain, our mindset was to dominate, and the way Sajid bowled, that brought us into the game and gave us momentum.

The fast bowlers did very well, and Alhamdulillah we won the match. The groundstaff prepared the wicket very well and covered the ground and ensured we got enough time for the result, I really appreciate their efforts. We always get confidence from victories, and these are crucial points. We always enter the ground with the mindset to win matches, and it wasn’t just about one or two players, it was the effort of all the boys.”

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