Dhaka. Off-spinner Sajid Khan (six wickets for 35 runs) took his career-best bowling, taking seven wickets for 76 runs in 26 overs in the first innings of Bangladesh (Bangladesh vs Pakistan) on the fourth day of the second Test on Tuesday. Winning hopes have been set. Most of the game of the first three days of the match was washed out due to rain and bad light. During this, the game of only 63.2 overs was possible. Pakistan declared the innings after scoring 300 for four in the second session of the fourth day.
At that time it seemed that this match would be a draw, but due to Sajid’s six wickets, Bangladesh is facing the threat of follow-on. The fourth day’s play had to be called off an hour earlier due to bad light. With just one day left to play and Bangladesh need 25 more runs to save the follow-on, the team is 224 runs behind Pakistan on the basis of first innings with three wickets left. At the time of stumps, experienced Shakib Al Hasan was playing after scoring 23 runs. Taijul Islam was present with him at the crease without opening the account.
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Sajid Khan, who threatened to follow-on by taking 6 wickets against Bangladesh, celebrates like Shikhar Dhawan, the star player of the Indian cricket team after taking the wicket. After taking a wicket, he claps his thigh expressing his happiness. This style belongs to Shikhar Dhawan, who often does this after catching a catch in the field. Pictures and videos of Sajid celebrating like Shikhar Dhawan are becoming fiercely viral on social media.
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Earlier, Pakistan started the day with 188 runs for two wickets. Babar Azam and Azhar Ali put the team in a strong position by sharing 123 runs for the third wicket. Ibadat Hossain (1 for 79) dismissed Azhar to end his 56-run knock. Two overs later, fast bowler Khalid Ahmed (one wicket for 40 runs) took Babar’s first wicket of his Test career by taking Babar leg-before. Babar hit nine fours and a six in his 126-ball innings.
Fawad Alam (50 not out) Mohammad Rizwan (53 not out) did not give Bangladesh any more chance to make a comeback after this. Both shared an unbroken partnership of 103 runs for the fifth wicket. Taijul was the most successful bowler for Bangladesh. He took two wickets for 73 runs. After declaring the innings, the Pakistan spinners tightened the noose on Bangladesh. The batsmen of the host team looked uncomfortable in front of the spin of Sajid and Nauman Ali.
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Although luck did not support Nauman, his tight bowling benefited Sajid, who continued to take wickets from his end. Apart from Shakib for Bangladesh, only Najmul Hossain Shanto (30) could score runs in double digits. Pakistan won the first match of the two-Test series by eight wickets.
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