Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 8 runs
|300/4 (98.3 ov) - R/R 3.05||87/10 (32.0 ov) - R/R 2.72|
|205/10 (84.4 ov) - R/R 2.42|
|Ebadot Hossain||not out||0||13||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 205/10 (84.4)|
1 (1) R/R: 0.17
Taijul Islam 1(21)
Ebadot Hossain 0(13)
Taijul Islam 5(31) S.R (16.12)
lbw b Sajid Khan
Right then, this brings us to the end of this fascinating Test series between Bangladesh and Pakistan. Both the Test matches were closely contested but in the end, we have to say that Pakistan was a better team. They have clinched the series 2-0 and have also bagged 24 WTC points on the way. We will be back with more such thrilling action and till then, goodbye and cheers!
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, says that he enjoyed his bowling and he is glad that he got his first international wicket. Adds that their openers gave them a good start and their bowlers did a terrific job. Says that even though they lost a couple of days due to rain, they wanted to dominate the game and he is very happy with the win. Credits all the groundsmen by saying that they did a good job of covering the whole ground at all times.
The Bangladesh skipper, Mominul Haque, says that they had opportunity to get better in the second innings. He adds that middle order played well but they need to work on their top order. Tells that there were some positives for them and hopefully these players can continue their form in New Zealand.
Abid Ali is the Player of the Series. He says that the pitch was not easy to bat and it was turning. He adds that they wanted to play with a positive approach and everyone backed each other. He mentions that his domestic form helped him to perform in this series.
Sajid Khan is the Player of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance. He says that his captain and team management backed him and he is very happy. Tells that it is a team effort and everyone has contributed equally for the win.
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Earlier in this game, Pakistan batters played pretty well on the tough Dhaka pitch as four batters notched up their fifty. The rain played spoilsport for almost two whole days and that made Pakistan declare for 300. Then, it was time for Pakistan bowlers to unleash their full potential and they did that in style as they bundled out Bangladesh for 87 runs. Bangladesh followed on and lost four wickets quickly but there was some sensible batting after that but eventually, it is Pakistan who have clinched a very unlikely victory here.
For the most part of the session, Pakistan bowlers didn't look like they will get four wickets in this session. But just when all hopes were fading, Babar Azam brought himself on and broke the partnership by dismissing Mehidy Hasan. Sajid Khan took his 10-wicket haul in the next over and soon followed it up with the 11th wicket. The last wicket took some time after that but Sajid Khan again came to the party and trapped Taijul Islam in front to hand Pakistan crucial 12 WTC points from this Test.
The final session saw Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan batting sensibly but just when it looked like Bangladesh will salvage a draw here, Babar Azam displayed his magic and took the wicket of Mehidy Hasan. The well set Shakib Al Hasan also departed in the next over and in no time they were nine down. Taijul Islam and Ebadot Hossain played out some overs but Sajid struck again and ended with 12 wickets in this Test match, to hand Pakistan a very special win.
What a Test match this has been! When two days were almost completely washed off, very few believed that this Test will get a result. But Pakistan believed and played some quality cricket and in the end, with less than half an hour remaining in this Test match, they have clinched a victory here.
Review! Taijul Islam has been given out here! He has taken a review against it. The Ball Tracker rolls in and it shows three reds. So Taijul Islam is out and Pakistan have won this Test match.
OUT! LBW! There it is! Sajid Khan gets yet another wicket and does the job for his side! What a Test match this has proved to be! This was a flatter ball, around middle and going on with the angle. Taijul Islam stays back to block but he misses and gets rapped on the pads. Sajid Khan appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Ebadot Hossain at the non-striker's end asks his partner to review it immediately. Islam obliges but the Ball tracker indicates three reds and Taijul Islam is a goner! Pakistani players are over the moon! Pakistan WIN THE MATCH BY AN INNINGS AND 8 RUNS! 205/10
Flighted delivery, outside off. Taijul Islam leaves it alone.
Looped up, around off. Taijul Islam keeps it out.
Flatter ball, on middle. Taijul Islam defends it off the back foot.
Tossed up, outside off. Ebadot Hossain blocks it out. 205/9
Floated, down leg. Taijul Islam tucks it behind square on the leg side for a run. Shaheen Afridi gives it a chase and the stops the ball just in front of the ropes.
Flatter ball, outside off. Taijul Islam rocks back to cut but he misses.
A quicker one this time, around leg. Taijul Islam dabs it into the deck.
Flatter and quicker, around middle. Taijul Islam defends it watchfully.
Flatter ball, around off. Taijul Islam blocks it.
Flatter ball, around off. Ebadot Hossain prods to defend but it goes off the thick outside edge and it falls just short of Babar Azam at first slip. 204/9
Floated, around off. Ebadot Hossain defends it off the front foot.
Flatter and quicker, outside off. Ebadot Hossain looks to defend but he misses.
Tossed up, on a length, outside off. Ebadot Hossain looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge back past the second slip fielder.