Khulna Test: Hafeez, Azhar take Pakistan to 227/1 on day two


KHULNA: Pakistan ended the second day’s proceedings of the first test match at  227/1 thanks to a century by Mohammad Hafeez and a half century by Azhar Ali on Wednesday here at Khulna, reports.

Bangladesh started day two of the test match at 236/4 but were all out soon after lunch after putting just 332 on the board.

Mominul Haque was the top scorer for the team in the first innings as he made 80 runs from 162 balls which included while Imrul Kayes made 51 runs from 130 balls with the help of six boundaries.

Mahmudullah fell just one short of his half century as he was dismissed on 49 runs.

Debutant Soumya Sarkar contributed 33 runs with the bat while Captain Mushfiqur Rahim made 32 for his team.

Pakistani bowlers Wahab Riaz and Yasir Shah took three wickets each whereas spinners Mohammad Hafeez and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed two batsmen as well.

The green shirts were 227/1 at stumps with Hafeez and Azhar at the crease batting at 137 and 65 runs respectively.

The opener scored his century from 123 balls with the help of eight boundaries and two sixes while the one day captain raised his bat for a 50 after facing 119 balls which included two fours and a six.

Bangladesh tried eight bowlers throughout the day but only Tajiul Islam could make a breakthrough as he dismissed debutant opener Sami Aslam after he contributed 20 runs for his side with .