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Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladesh player to score a hundred and take a five-for in the same Test, but that wasn’t enough to stop Pakistan from taking charge of the second Test in Mirpur. Shakib’s importance to the outcome of the match was highlighted by Pakistan’s jubilant reaction to his dismissal late in the day – in the exuberance of the celebration, Younis Khan was pushed over by one of his team-mates.
Pakistan’s batsmen made unrelenting progress in the first half of the day – Adnan Akmal reached his maiden Test half-century and Misbah-ul-Haq completed his seventh Test fifty of the year to stretch the first-innings lead to a healthy 132. In contrast, the Bangladesh batting’s perennial struggle to put up strong performances in both innings of a Test continued, and they slid to 114 for 5 by close.
The Bangladesh fielding was again below par: Robiul Islam shelled a simple chance at mid-on, Mahmudullah dropped another at slip and there was another let down at midwicket by Sunny. Bangladesh’s spirits were lifted when Shafiq was given a tight lbw appeal, but Abdur Rehman and Akmal played a series of strokes to take the lead close to 100. Rehman then fell to a catch at slip, and the rest of the tail was mopped up by Shakib.
As if a century to rescue the team from 43 for 4, and then scooping up six wickets wasn’t enough, Shakib was expected to prop Bangladesh up with the bat in the second innings as well. He wasn’t able to, leaving Bangladesh needing something of a miracle to save the Test on a track where Pakistan’s potent spin attack was getting plenty of help.
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