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Chances fell short, flew wide and soared over slip as Pakistan were unable to make the breakthrough in the morning session as Nasir Hossain and Mushfiqur Rahim raised Bangladesh’s hopes of drawing the second Test in Mirpur. There was a helping hand from the weather for Bangladesh early on, as the usual morning fog delayed the start by an hour and a half.
Bangladesh’s batting has posted 250 in both innings of a Test only four times in the past seven years, and as play began on a gloomy morning, the worry was the home side would fold on a fifth day track, particularly against Pakistan’s versatile spin attack. However, Nasir went on to his maiden half-century while Mushfiqur made his second important contribution with the bat as the pair put on an unbroken century stand.
While there was some movement on offer, there was nothing alarming for the fast bowlers after the first few overs. Both batsmen got plenty of outside edges towards slip, but also played some powerful shots behind point. In the fourth over of the day, Nasir edged an attempted drive just past second slip, but that didn’t stop him from a vigorous upper cut over gully for four off the next delivery.
Both Nasir and Mushfiqur showed a defensive technique that was mostly watertight, and Pakistan had to turn to their secondary spinners, Mohammad Hafeez and Azhar Ali, towards lunch. A whip to midwicket for four off Ali brought up the hundred stand five minutes before the break. With the lead already 68, and bad light usually ending play early, Bangladesh’s chances of pulling off a draw have considerably brightened.
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