Pakistan ended their month-long disastrous tour with a face-saving win when they crushed Bangladesh by 328 runs in the second Test with a day in hand in Dhaka on Saturday. The Tigers, chasing an improbable target of 550 and resuming on 63-1, collapsed in a quick span of time to be dismissed for 221 runs in their second innings on the fourth day. Only Mominul Haque
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Mushfiq refuses to take blame alone
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim refused to take the blame alone for opting to field after winning the toss in the second Test match against Pakistan that ended in 328-run defeat at Mirpur on Saturday. The decision backfired as Pakistani batsmen made the host bowlers toil for nearly two days on a track that had nothing much to offer apart from the opening first hour.
Misbah hails youngsters for success
Pakistan players were relieved ending the series on a winning note as that will help the team to get some confidence back, said skipper Misbah-ul-Haq on Saturday. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 328 runs inside four days to clinch the two-match Test series that ended their miserable run in the tour as they were clean swept in the one-day internationals and lone
Tigers’ defensive mindset surprises Waqar
Pakistan coach Waqar Younis said that he was surprised to see Bangladesh playing defensive cricket in the series deciding second Test that ended at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan defeated Tigers by 328 runs to clinch the series that helped tourists regain some composure at the end of month-long tour where they were defeated in the one-day
Tigers face uphill task
Bangladesh were facing an uphill task to save or win the second Test against Pakistan after they were set a record 550-run target on the third day in Dhaka on Friday. The Tigers have already lost the wicket of opener Imrul Kayes and need to survive two days with nine wickets in hand if they are to deny Pakistan the match, series and their first win in the tour. Tamim Iqbal
Tigers hoping against hope
To do a miracle once is one thing and to be asked to repeat it in little over a week is a completely different thing. Bangladesh cricket team is now facing the same demand after Pakistan pushed them to the corner in second Test in Dhaka on Friday. The Tigers are only hoping against the hope to get a positive result from this Test after they were left to survive more than
Pakistan not taking win for granted
Pakistan are not taking victory for granted despite putting Tigers on the back foot in the series deciding second Test, said their bowling consultant Mushtaq Ahmed on Friday. Tigers were given the task of scoring the record 550 runs in their second innings and Pakistan bolstered their chances by reducing them to 63-1 in 14 overs when the stumps were drawn on day three.
Playing under floodlights leaves Hathuru fuming
Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe on Thursday reacted sharply as umpires had played 21 minutes extra under flood light in the second Test match against Pakistan on Thursday. According to sources, the Sri Lankan left the field fuming over the fact that he believes had nailed down the possibilities of the Tigers. Bangladesh had lost one of their major batsmen Mushfiqur Rahim
Azhar hails bowlers for keeping good job
Pakistani bowlers put an icing on the cake to see that their batsmen efforts did not go in vain in the series-deciding second Test match against Bangladesh, said maiden double centurion Azhar Ali on Thursday. Tigers were shot down to 107-5 in 27.5 overs in reply to Pakistan’s 557-8 declared to help visitors end the day on an upper hand, as the hosts trail them by 450 runs and
Confident Tigers eye series win
Bangladesh will look to carry the momentum that they gained in the drawn first Test by posting their first-ever Test win against Pakistan when the second and final Test match of the series starts in Dhaka today. The Tigers have their confidence in an all-time high after the remarkable show in Khulna where they overcame a 296-run deficit to avoid a defeat for the first time in
Pakistan seek to end with a win
Visiting Pakistan cricket team is looking forward to end their disastrous tour of Bangladesh with an emphasis on a particular event rather than thinking about the outcome of the final match. A demoralised Pakistan will take on high-flying Bangladesh in the second and final match of the two-match Test series at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today after the first Test ended in
Tigers let Pakistan off the hook
Bangladesh paid the price for poor fielding by allowing Pakistan to claw their way back in the second Test as the visitors closed in on a first innings lead reaching 292-3 on the third day on Monday.
Taufiq Umar made the most of Bangladesh’s sloppy fielding to score his seventh Test century which took Pakistan out of danger and put them in a position from where they can now even think of
Win still an option for Pakistan
Pakistan opener Taufiq Umar did not rule out the chance of a win in the second Test match against Bangladesh after his seventh Test century brought them close to a first innings lead on Monday.
The left-hander scored 130 from 256 balls to help Pakistan reach 292-3 at the end of fog-shortened third day in reply to Bangladesh’s 338 all out in the first
Nazmul can’t wait for another seven years
Bangladesh paceman Nazmul Hossain said it would be too much of a pain for him if he is needed another seven years to play a Test again after he was made to wait that long by the selectors for his second Test.
Nazmul was by far the best among the three pace bowlers Bangladesh picked for the ongoing second Test with his 2-51, which allowed the home side to keep the Pakistani batsmen in
Shakib brings respectability
Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh expand upon their strong base during the second day’s play of the second Test against Pakistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
The day ended with Pakistan on 87-1 after bad light stopped play. In all, 26 overs were lost on the day after the morning session began an hour late due to the same problem as on the first
The sign of a complete all-rounder
Sakib al Hasan proudly announced himself as a complete all-rounder after his 144 runs in the first innings that guided Bangladesh to a respectable 338 against Pakistan on Sunday.
Sakib had started his career as a batsman who could bowl but gradually turned into Bangladesh’s main strike bowler with his left-arm spin that often turned deceptive for
Sakib, Shahriar lift Tigers
Sakib al Hasan and Shahriar Nafees defied a chilly weather and a strong Pakistani attack to lift Bangladesh to a respectable 234-5 with a record 180-run partnership on the opening day of second Test in Dhaka on Saturday. Sakib got his second Test century along the way to stay 108 not out while Nafees missed out on the feat only by a whisker having fallen for 97 runs with only a few overs to go in the final
Ashraful axed finally for second Test
Shafiul replaces Rubel
Mohammad Ashraful has finally been axed from the Bangladesh squad for the second Test match against Pakistan beginning in Dhaka on Saturday.
The news came from the man himself who told reporters about his omission on the eve of his transfer to Old DOHS from CCS for the forthcoming
Is Ashraful dropped?
BCB yet to name 2nd Test squad
Mohammad Ashraful is going to face the music again for his poor batting in the first Test against Pakistan in Chittagong. The national selectors have decided on the 14-member squad without Ashraful for the second and final Test to be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur from December 17.
“We submitted the team to the board today because we have only two days in hand for
Nafees likely to face the chop
Left-handed batsman Shahriar Nafees is likely to face the chop when Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the second Test in Dhaka from Saturday.
Nafees was out for a duck in the first innings of the first Test in Chittagong and followed it with a nervy 28 that saw few catches being put down by the Pakistani