Tigers suffer crushing defeat


Leg-spinner Yasir Shah grabbed 4-73 as Pakistan posted a comfortable 328- run win in the second Test against Bangladesh to take the two-Test series 1-0 in Dhaka on Saturday.
Bangladesh, chasing an improbable target of 550 and resuming on 63-1 were all out for 221 runs in their second innings on the fourth day at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
Mominul Haque top-scored for the hosts with 68, joining West Indies great Vivian Richards and the Indian duo of Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir as to score 50 runs or more in 11 consecutive Tests.
Shuvagata Hom delayed Pakistan’s victory charge with 39 runs.
Thanks to the win Pakistan ended an otherwise dismal month-long tour on a high note after being routed 3-0 in the one-day series and losing to Bangladesh for the first time in a Twenty20 international.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, conceded their first defeat in home soil after remaining unbeaten in 13 matches in all formats.
Seamer Imran Khan, a late replacement for the injured Rahat Ali, dealt two major blows in the morning when he removed the in-form Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Mahmuddulah in the space of nine runs.
Tamim, who slammed a double-century in the first Test, was caught behind by wicket-keeper Sarfraz Ahmed for 42 as he slashed at a short delivery from Imran.
Mahmudullah made two when he edged Imran to second slip where Younis Khan picked up the catch on second attempt as Bangladesh slipped from 86-1 to 95-3.
Off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez struck in his first over when Sakib al Hasan (13) stepped out to loft a flighted ball and gave Wahab Riaz an easy catch at mid-off.
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim had yet to score when he dragged a delivery from leg-spinner Yasir Shah onto the stumps as Bangladesh went for lunch with 134-5.
Wahab struck in the first over after the break two remove Soumya Sarkar for one and Yasir ended the resistance of Mominul in the next over.
Left-handed Mominul hit nine fours before Asad Shafiq took a low catch diving to his right at cover to end his innings.
Yasir then added Taijul Islam (10) before Junaid Khan yorked bowled last man Shuvagata.
The first Test in Khulna ended in a draw.
Source: New Age


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