BAN vs PAK: Hafeez leads bright Pakistan reply of 84-1 at teaKhulna, Bangladesh: Opener Mohammad Hafeez was 52 not out as Pakistan made a fluent 84-1 by tea after bowling out Bangladesh for 332 on the second day Wednesday of the first cricket test.Azhar Ali was
Khulna, Bangladesh: Opener Mohammad Hafeez was 52 not out as Pakistan made a fluent 84-1 by tea after bowling out Bangladesh for 332 on the second day Wednesday of the first cricket test.
Azhar Ali was with Hafeez on 12, after debutant opener Sami Aslam was out for 20 at 50-1.
Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam broke the opening partnership as it looked threatening. Hafeez and Aslam shared 50 off 67 balls until Aslam grazed a leg-side delivery and was caught behind. The umpire gave not out, but Bangladesh won the appeal on video review.
Hafeez, who won a video review on 13, reached his own 50 off 67 balls, getting to his 11th test half-centuy in style by whacking Shakib Al Hasan over the midwicket fence. His innings also included five boundaries.
The opener scored only eight runs in the three-match one-day international series, tormented by left-arm spinner Arafat Sunny. But in the test, he handled the Bangladesh spinner with ease to help his side quickly eat into the hosts' advantage.
Bangladesh resumed on 236-4 and was bowled out for 332 in its first innings three overs after lunch.
Fast bowler Wahab Riaz and legspinner Yasir Shah claimed three wickets apiece. Hafeez and Zulfiqar Babar took two wickets each.