Pakistan down Bangladesh by eight wickets to take 1-0 lead in the series

By our correspondent

CHATTOGRAM: Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique shared a 151-run partnership as Pakistan achieved the 202-run target after losing just two wickets in their second innings of the first Test against Bangladesh.

On the fifth and final day Pakistan resumed their innings with the overnight score of 109 and went on to race to the target in the 59th over after losing the opening pair. Abid, who had hit century in the first innings, fell for 91, trapped leg before off spinner Tajul Islam, after having hammered 12 fours in his 148-ball knock. Abid was batting on 56 on Monday.

Earlier Abdullah Shafique, who was the first man got out, made 73, trapped leg before off Hasan Miraz. Shafique, who was batting on 53 on Monday, smacked eight fours and one six from 129 balls.

Azhar Ali (24*) and Babar Azam (13*) then showed composure to make Pakistan home.

Azhar hit five fours from 49 balls while Babar smacked three fours from 25 balls. Tajul Islam picked 1-89, finishing with 8-205. Miraz claimed 1-59, for match figures of 2-127.

Abid Ali was adjudged as man of the match for his prolific batting performance in both the innings.

Summarised scores:

Result: Pakistan win by eight wickets

Toss: Bangladesh

Bangladesh first innings: 330 all out in 114.4 overs ( Liton Das 114, Mushfiqur Rahim 91, Hasan Ali 5- 5-51, Shaheen Afridi 2-70, Faheem Ashraf 2-54)

Pakistan first innings: 286 all out in 115.4 overs (Abid Ali 133, Abdullah Shafiq 52, Faheem Ashraf 38, Tajul Islam 7-116)

Bangladesh second innings: 157 all out in 56.2 overs (Liton Das 59, Yasir Ali 36 retired hurt, Shaheen Afridi 5-32, Sajid Khan 3-33),

Pakistan second innings: 203-2 in 58.2 overs (Abid Ali 91, Abdullah Shafique 73)

Man of the match: Abid Ali

Umpires: Michael Gough, Sharfuddoula, Match referee: Neeyamur Rashid

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