Liton Das scored his maiden Check century because the Bangladesh wicket-keeper and Mushfiqur Rahim helped rebuild after a top-order cave in within the first Check in opposition to Pakistan in Chittagong on Friday. At stumps on day one, Bangladesh have been on 253 for 4 of their first innings with Liton unbeaten on 113 and Mushfiqur now not out 82. Opting to bat first, the hosts have been in bother at 49-4 earlier than the duo became the tide with 204-run unbroken fifth-wicket stand. Liton led the fee, hitting 11 fours and hoisting off-spinner Sajid Khan over lengthy on for his most effective six within the innings.
He struck left-arm spinner Nauman Ali to convey up his tenth Check fifty earlier than Mushfiqur adopted go well with, his twenty fourth in Exams, with a 4 off Hasan Ali.
Liton, who was once dropped on 67 through Sajid at brief midwicket off Afridi, finished his maiden Check hundred with a difficult unmarried off left-arm spinner Nauman Ali.
He needed to dive to finish the run after pushing Ali at midoff and an immediate hit will have price him his wicket on 99.
Mushfiqur hugged Liton as he stood again to kiss his helmet and lift his bat responding to applaud from the gallery and the dressing room.
Mushfiqur additionally batted solidly, hitting 10 fours.
“We had a just right first consultation through taking early wickets. We will have to respect the way in which Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim batted. They performed actually smartly,” Hasan mentioned.
“It is a sluggish pitch and we wish to bowl in just right spaces to get break-through. Bangladesh is in a just right place at the present time.”
Pakistan’s bowlers had ruled the hole consultation as Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Sajid every claimed a wicket.
Afridi set the tone for Pakistan with a gem of a supply within the 5th over that rose sharply to look off opener Saif Hassan’s bat to Abid Ali at brief leg. He made 14.
Hasan Ali then trapped the opposite opener, Shadman Islam, leg-before for 14.
Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque fell quickly afterwards, scoring simply six as Sajid spun one sharply to take an edge that was once gladly permitted through wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan.
The umpire first of all declared Mominul now not out however the resolution was once overruled on evaluation.
Najmul Hossain were given off the mark with a 4 however he too quickly perished, chopping a Faheem supply directly to Sajid at level.
Pakistan passed batsman Abdullah Shafique a Check debut and Yasir Ali was once making his Check bow for Bangladesh within the two-match collection.
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