Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Bangladesh strike twice in slow-moving session. Bangladesh picked up a couple of scalps in the morning session
Bangladesh picked up a couple of scalps in the morning session
Pakistan moved to 242 for 4 at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against Bangladesh with Babar Azam failing to convert his half-century into a three-figure score. The visitors made 54 in the session after the start was delayed because of the wet outfield and lost two wickets.
With two days washed out and only 63.2 overs possible before the fourth day, Pakistan needed a quick move on. However, Ebadot Hossain dismissed Azhar Ali in the second over of the day. The former captain went for a pull against short and wide delivery but top-edged it to Liton Das to fall caught behind for 56 off 144. Just 17 balls later, Khaled Ahmed picked his maiden Test wicket as he dismissed Babar lbw. The captain did take the review only to lose it as well, as Bangladesh quickly reduced Pakistan to 195 for 4 after they started on 188.
There was more action during the 19.3-over session. Fawad Alam edged the last ball of the 73rd over to the ‘keeper but escaped as none of the players went up for an appeal. In the 71st over, Mohammad Rizwan edged a ball from Hossain and was given out caught behind but took the review. While the batter did get an edge, the ball didn't carry to the ‘keeper. Rizwan then turned another decision against him in the 80th over when he successfully challenged an lbw decision against him.
Despite the early wickets, Fawad and Rizwan were positive in their approach and extended their association to an unbeaten 45 off 91. The pair will look to consolidate Pakistan's position before the team hope to make a match out of it.
Brief Scores: Pakistan 242/4 (Babar Azam 76, Azhar Ali 56; Taijul Islam 2-58) vs Bangladesh.