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30-Nov-2021 15:52:00 GMT
Ban v Pak - 1st Test, Chattogram, day 5

Abid Ali, Shafique guide visitors to eight-wicket win

Pakistan 286 (Abid 133, Shafique 52, Taijul 7-116) and 203 for 2 (Abid Ali 91, Shafique 73) beat Bangladesh 330 (Liton 114, Mushfiqur 91, Hasan 5-51) and 157 (Liton 59, Afridi 5-32) by 8 wickets

Chattogram: Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique went on to play knocks of 91 and 73 respectively as Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first Test here at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on Tuesday.

With this win, Pakistan has gained a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Heading into Day 5 of the Test, the visitors needed just 93 more runs for the win and the opening batters made light work of the chase.

Resuming Day 5 at 109/0, overnight batters Ali and Shafique started from where they left off and the duo kept Bangladesh bowlers at bay.

However, the 151-run opening stand finally came to an end in the 43rd over as Mehidy Hasan dismissed Shafique (73).

Abid Ali (91) failed to reach the three-figure mark and Pakistan lost its second wicket, still, 31 runs away from the target.

In the end, it was Azhar Ali (24*) and skipper Babar Azam (13*) who took Pakistan over the line by nine wickets in the first session on Day 5.

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