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So that is the end of day’s play. Total of 11 wickets fell today. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes looked positive and played with intent against Pakistan new-ball bowlers. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah then scalped Kayes to provide his team with the breakthrough. Tamim and Mominul made sure Bangladesh do not lose any more wicket. It is going to be a daunting task ahead as this Test moves into penultimate day. Do join us tomorrow for all the action as Pakistan look to register first win on this tour.
Imrul Kayes Out! Pakistan have got the breakthrough, Yasir Shah strikes. That spun from the rough outside off-stump, Kayes opted for drive, but misses the ball and it crashes onto the stumps. Classical dismissal this. Kayes b Yasir Shah 16(29) [4s-3]. Mominul Haque is the new batsman in for Bangladesh.
Live Score Bangladesh 25/0 in 5 Overs: This has been a good start by Bangladesh opening pair of Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes. Both the batsmen have played their shots and look confident. This is bold cricket by them so far. They will be looking to survive and make sure Bangladesh go at stumps without losing any wicket.
So finally Pakistan have declared and now the target for Bangladesh is 550. The home team have a daunting task ahead of them as they look to save the Test. Pakistan lost wickets in succession as they looked for quick runs. Captain Misbah played some wonderful strokes towards the end. One can say that Pakistan batted a bit extra than they should have. Nevertheless, it is Bangladesh who will be under pressure now.
Misbah ul Haq Out! Pakistan skipper falls eleven short of hundred as he holes straight to Misbah c (sub)Abul Hasan b Mahmudullah 82(72) [4s-9 6s-3]. And that is declaration as well.
Live Score Pakistan 183/5 in 39 Overs: Still no signs of declaration as Pakistan goes past 500. Misbah-ul-Haq is playing aggressively, may be he his eyeing his hundred thus the delay in declaration.
Asad Shafiq Out! One more wicket falls as we await declaration now. Shuvagata Hom cleans up Asad Shafiq. The ball remained low and Shafiq missed the line of the ball. Shafiq b Hom 15(25) [4s-1] Sarfraz Ahmed walks out to bat.
Live Score Pakistan 121/4 in 32 Overs: This is interesting, Pakistan are in control and already have a healthy lead, but still no signs of declaration. Wonder what is going on inside Pakistan camp. After Younis Khan’s dismissal Pakistan should have declared as would any other team at that stage.
Younis Khan Out! Soft dismissal this! Younis Khan plays it back to the bowler, who takes the catch. Younis Khan c and b T Islam 39(55) [4s-4]. Will Pakistan declare? No Asad Shafiq comes out to bat.
Well, Pakistan have decided not declare at this point as Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq come out to bat.
It is Tea Break here and Pakistan now are leading by 446 runs. Younis Khan is batting on 30 and Misbah-ul-Haq on 22. Will Pakistan declare during the break or continue to bat? Well to find out we have to wait for some time.
Live Score Pakistan 82/3 in 23 Overs: Pakistan continue to go from strength to strength as the lead now stretches over 400. Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq are looking to score runs quickly and it seems declaration is around the corner. The duo has put on 33 runs for the fourth wicket so far.
Azhar Ali Out! Bangladesh pick another wicket, it is Azhar Ali who departs. Soumya Sarkar gets his first Test wicket. Azhar Ali was looking to steer short of length delivery through third-man, but picked up fielder at the gully. Azhar Ali c Hom b Soumya Sarkar 25(38) [4s-4]. Captain Misbah-ul-haq is the new batsman in.
Sami Aslam Out! Mohammad Shahid removes another opener. Sami Aslam edges one to the slips. It was pitched outside off-stump and the left-hander edged it to first slip. Sami Aslam c Mahmudullah b Mohammad Shahid 8(39). Younis Khan is the new batsman in.
Live Score Pakistan 19/1 in 10 Overs: This has been a watchful start by Sami Aslam and Azhar Ali post lunch break. Both batsmen look comfortable as Pakistan look to mount their lead. Anything over 400 will be tough for Bangladesh to chase. Well, if you are leading by 373 runs, have nine wickets in hand there is no point in being defensive. Pakistan should look to score quickly and give their bowlers more time to pick wickets.
It is Lunch Break here on day 3 and Pakistan are in control despite losing Mohammad Hafeez, thanks to mammoth lead. Bangladesh will need nothing short of miracle to win or even draw this Test. For now Pakistan will be looking to build their overall lead which is currently 361.
Mohammad Hafeez Out! Gone! This is great start for Bangladesh. Mohammad Shahid has removed Hafeez in the very first over. It was bowled outside the off-stump, Hafeez opted for drive and ends up edging it to wicketkeeper. The ball shaped away a bit on that occasion. Hafeez c Rahim b Mohammad Shahid 0(4). Azhar Ali, double centurion in 1st innings, is the new man in.
So Bangladesh hand over a lead of 354 to Pakistan and the visitors have decided against enforcing follow-on. Shakib Al Hasan remains unbeaten on 89 and he was the only batsman who looked comfortable against Pakistan bowling. Wahab Riaz sensational in the morning as he jolted Bangladesh with quick wickets. The seamer ended with three wickets, so did leg-spinner Yasir Shah. Junaid Khan picked two wickets while Mohammad Hafeez chipped in with a wicket.
Mohammad Shahid Out! That is it Bangladesh bundle out for 203. Shahadat Hossain is not available to bat. Mohammad Shahid is the last man to be dismissed. He was looking to flick the flighted delivery from Yasir Shah, but got the leading edge and silly point takes the catch. Mohammad Shahid c Azhar Ali b Yasir Shah 1(20).
Live Score Bangladesh 191/8 in 46 Overs: The partnership between Shakib Al Hasan and Mohammad Shahid has now gone past 50-run mark. Shakib has done the bulk of the scoring and Shahid has played second fiddle to him. The left-hander is looking aggressive and is on attacking spree against the leg-spinner Yasir Shah.
Taijul Islam Out! Poor shot by Taijul Islam. Looking for a big heave, misses the ball which spun in. Bit uncalled for, he should have tried to hang there. Mohammad Hafeez gets the wicket. Pakistan will be eyeing to clean up Bangladesh tail now. T Islam b Hafeez 15(22) [4s-3] Mohammad Shahid walks out to bat at number ten.
Live Score Bangladesh 139/7 in 38 Overs: Pakistan bowlers continue to be impressive, particularly Wahab Riaz, who has picked both the two wickets to fell this morning. As Bangladesh trail by 418 runs they need 219 more runs to avoid follow-on. Much rests on Shakib Al Hasan’s shoulders now.
Shuvagata Hom Out! Wahab Riaz gets another. It was pitched in short and takes the handle of the bat. Hom could not keep his down and ends up hitting towards gully region. Wahab is bowling fiercely and looking to clean up Bangladesh tail. Hom c Shafiq b Riaz 0(1). Taijul Islam walks out to bat.
Soumya Sarkar Out! Poor start to the day for Bangladesh as Wahab Riaz removes Soumya Sarkar. He kept it full and lured Soumya to drive. The batsman hit it straight to Azhar Ali at cover. Soumya Sarkar c Azhar Ali b Riaz 3(13). Shuvagata Hom walks out to bat.
Hello and welcome to the live cricket score updates of day three of 2nd Test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. We at India.com will be providing live updates of the PAK vs BAN 2nd Test, day 3. Pakistan is in control of the Test, first batsmen did a fantastic job and then bowlers complimented them to hamper Bangladesh to 107 for five. Also Read- BAN vs PAK 2nd Test Day 2- As it Happened.
After the tourists declared at 557/8 with a splendid maiden double century from Azhar Ali (226), their bowlers reduced Bangladesh to 107/5 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Bangladesh are trailing Pakistan by 450 runs and need 251 more to avoid a follow-on. Trailing Pakistan’s huge total, Bangladesh lost their double centurion from the previous match in the first over when Tamim Iqbal (4) was trapped leg-before by Junaid Khan.
Imrul Kayes’ confidence showed as he cracked four boundaries off Junaid with some spectacular drives on the off-side. Kayes was looking good playing crisp drives on the front foot until he played one shot too many. After Mominul Haque (13) was caught behind, finding a bottom-edge off Junaid, Yasir Shah sneaked past the gates of Kayes (32) as Bangladesh slumped to 69/3.
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq tested the Bangladesh batsmen bringing timely changes to his bowling attack. When he handed the ball to Wahab Riaz, he repeatedly pulled his length short, much to Mahmudullah’s discomfort. Riaz was rewarded when one of his bouncers caught Mahmudullah (28) by surprise as he gloved it to short leg.
Shakib Al Hasan (14 not out) and Mushfiqur Rahim (12) tried to soak up the pressure. The latter survived a leg-before decision off Shah after reviewing it. Replays showed the ball had taken an inside edge on to his pad. But in the penultimate ball of the day, Shah deceived Mushfiqur with a googly and had him castled to leave the hosts in tatters. (With input from IANS). Also Read- Pakistan in control of 2nd Test as Bangladesh trail by 450 runs.
Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Imran Khan.
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim(c & w), Soumya Sarkar, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Shahid.