Pakistan build 205-run lead over Bangladesh

Shukriya Pakistan

KHULNA: Mohammad Hafeez scored 224 as Pakistan, replying to Bangladesh’s first innings total of 332, moved to 537 for five by stumps on the third day of the first Test in Khulna on Thursday.

Asad Shafiq and Sarfraz Ahmed were both unbeaten on 51 as Pakistan established a commanding 205-run lead with five wickets in hand at the Sheikh Abu Naser stadium.

Azhar Ali (83) and skipper Misbah-ul Haq (59) were the other major contributors in Pakistan’s innings.

Scoreboard at stumps on the third day of the first Test is as follows,

Pakistan 1st innings (overnight 227-1):

Mohammad Hafeez c Mahmudullah b Shuvagata 224

Sami Aslam c Rahim b Taijul 20

Azhar Ali b Shuvagata 83

Younis Khan b Taijul 33

Misbah-ul Haq c Rubel b Taijul 59

Asad Shafiq not out 51

Sarfraz Ahmed not out 51

Extras (b5, lb4, w3, nb4) 16

Total (for five wickets, 148 overs) 537

Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Aslam), 2-277 (Azhar), 3-339 (Younis), 4-402 (Hafeez), 5-468 (Misbah).

To bat: Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar.

Bowling: Rubel 22-3-82-0 (3nb), Shahid 17-4-51-0 (1nb), Taijul 36-3-116-3, Shuvagata 32-1-112-2 (3w), Shakib 31-3-122-0, Mahmudullah 4-0-30-0, Soumya 1-0-2-0, Mominul 5-0-13-0.

Bangladesh 1st innings: 332 (Imrul Kayes 51, Mominul Haque 80, Mohammad Mahmudullah 49, Wahab Riaz 3-55, Yasir Shah 3-86, Mohammad Hafeez 2-47).