Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Liton, Mushfiqur resurrect Bangladesh. Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim put on an unbeaten 122-run partnership for the fifth wicket
Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim put on an unbeaten 122-run partnership for the fifth wicket
“There is an even covering of grass to preserve the wicket for longer. The surface holds together pretty well. There will be runs and lots of them,” were the exact words from Ed Rainsford during the pitch report on Friday (November 26) morning. As it turned out, the first session was just an aberration.
As sun shone brightly in Chattogram, the experienced pair of Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim pounced on the batting-friendly conditions lead their team's recovery. Stitching an unbeaten 122-run partnership for the fifth wicket, they took Bangladesh to 171/4 at Tea.
The home team looked all at sea having lost their top four before Lunch but fifties from both Liton and Mushfiqur offered some much-needed consolation, ultimately contributing 102 useful runs in the session.
Both batters displayed great grit and application to negate spin and pace, and found timely boundaries to keep the scorecard ticking. Though there was turn on offer, the slowness of the surface meant Pakistan couldn't create enough chances to put a seed of doubt in the batters mind.
Earlier in the day, opener Abdullah Shafique became the 246th player to represent Pakistan in Test cricket while the highly-rated 25 year-old Yasir Ali debuted for Bangladesh, who is slated to bat in the lower-middle order at 7.
Brief scores: Bangladesh 171 for 4 at Lunch (Liton Das 62*, Mushfiqur Rahim 55* Shaheen Afridi 1-29) vs Pakistan.