While Shakib Al Hasan dominated the right handed Azhar Ali by getting the ball to turn away with bounce, Mahmudullah mixed his turning off breaks with the drifters to keep TaufeeqUmar under check. There was also an impressive show from medium pacer NazmulHossain who swung the ball nicely but lacked the pace to get the better of the batsmen. The entire second day's play saw only 66.2 overs bowled! The Test match has already lost more than 45 overs of play due to bad light!
Bangladesh were disappointingly bowled out for 338 in 107.2 overs once they lost the key wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Skipper MushfiqurRahim in the space of two balls. By the close of the afternoon session, Pakistan lost the wicket of Hafeez to reach 36 for 1 in 8 overs.
The downslide for Bangladesh started in the 95th over when Shakib Al Hasan was run out by a direct throw from mid wicket after a mix-up with Mushfiqur. Shakib scored 144 from 242 balls with 15 fours which is his highest score. In the very next ball, MushfiqurRahim (40 from 102 balls with 6 fours and a six) was caught down the legside in a backfoot leg glance off UmarGul.
SaeedAjmal picked up a couple of wickets with his doosras and that made Bangladesh slip towards 338 all out. By Tea, Bangladesh managed to pick up a wicket in the form of Mohammad Hafeez (14) who was forced to nick a lovely outswinger from NazmulHossain.
- BV Swagath