Pakistan continued to dominate proceedings on the day two of second Test against Bangladesh at Dhaka. Resuming on an overnight score of 323 Pakistan eventually declared on 557 for eight, thanks to 207-run stand for the fifth wicket between Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq. In reply, Bangladesh were tottering at 107 with five wickets down when play ended. Here are the highlights of day 2 of Dhaka Test- Also Read- BAN vs PAK 2nd Test Day 2- As it Happened.
Misbah departs early: Bangladesh found an early success on day two morning when Shakib Al Hasan removed Pakistan skipper. Misbah, who resumed on an overnight score of nine, failed to add any run to his tally.
Azhar Ali slams maiden double ton: After notching an impressive hundred on opening day, Azhar Ali continued the good work and registered his maiden double hundred. The right-hander looked well composed throughout his knock and made Bangladesh bowlers toil hard.
Asad Shafiq gets hundred: Azhar found an able partner in Asad Shafiq after the departure of Misbah. Shafiq started off slowly but picked up the scoring rate once he got his eye in. He along with Azhar kept Bangladesh bowlers at bay and stitched a partnership of 207 runs.
Junaid Khan strikes early: Bangladesh innings began on a shaky note as Junaid Khan removed Tamim Iqbal in the very first over. The left-armer trapped Tamim lbw. Junaid kept bowling at good line and length and troubled batsmen. He then got rewarded with the wicket of Bangladesh’s number three batsman Mominul Haque to leave opposition at 38 for two. Also Read- Pakistan in control of 2nd Test as Bangladesh trail by 450 runs.
Home team in trouble: Wahab Riaz and spinner Yasir Shah backed Junaid and picked wickets to further dent Bangladesh. Yasir removed Imrul Kayes, who was looking good for his 32. Wahab scalped Mahmudullah to reduce the home team to 85 for four. Leg-spinner Yasir then dismissed Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim in last over of the day to pick his second wicket. At stumps, Bangladesh were 107 for five with Shakib unbeaten on 14.