Pakistan won by an innings and 184 runs

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Published: Monday, December 12, 2011, 13:34 [IST]
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B'desh's 35th innings defeat in 73 Tests

Chittagong, Dec 12: Pakistan bundled out Bangladesh for 275 in the second innings to win the opener by an innings and 184 runs at Chittagong on Monday. Bangladesh registered their 35th innings defeat in 73 tests after succumbing to a determined Pakistan bowling attack.

[Scorecard: 1st Test; Pakistan Vs Bangladesh, Chittagong]

Resuming play after Lunch on Day 4, Bangladesh lost 3 wickets for 47 runs as Mushfiqur Rahim (49) played a brilliant knock but could not score his 9th fifty as he fell short by a run.With Elias Sunny, Rahim got a 42 run partnership for the 8th wicket as that helped Bangladesh reach 252/8.

Pakistan's Abdul Rehman got rid of Rahim as he fell for 49 while Shahadat Hossain scored a quick fire 21 before being dismissed by Aizaz Cheema as Bangladesh's innings came to an end after scoring 275.

After The left-arm spinner removed well-set debutant Mohammed Nazimuddin (78) and former captain Shakib Al Hasan (51) before Bangladesh, trailing by 459 runs, reached 228-7 in their second innings at lunch on the penultimate day.

The hosts were trailing by 231 runs with three wickets in hand during lunch on Day 4.

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was the other wicket-taker on Day 4, dismissed Mohammad Mahmuddulah for a nought as the hosts added 94 to their overnight total of 134-4.

Nazimuddin was involved in two partnerships, adding 78 for the fifth wicket with Shakib and 47 for the next with captain Mushfiqur Rahim (34 not out) before being caught by Ajmal at mid-off.

Opener Nazimuddin, 41 overnight, hit two sixes and nine fours in his 186-ball knock. Nazimuddin, the second-highest scorer in the first innings with 31, defied the Pakistani attack for more than an hour and completed his half-century when he turned Rehman to deep mid-wicket for three runs.

He played a couple of big shots after reaching his fifty, lofting Rehman over extra cover and then Ajmal over mid-wicket for sixes.

Bangladesh had added only 24 runs to their overnight total when Shakib was trapped leg-before by Rehman after hitting eight fours in his ninth Test half-century.

Pakistan on Sunday posted a mammoth 594-5 declared in their first innings in reply to Bangladeshs 135, with Younis Khan (200 not out), Mohammad Hafeez (143) and Asad Shafiq (104) being the main scorers.

Abdul Rehman being the pick of the bowlers, ended up claiming 7 wickets in the first test, while Saeed Ajmal got 5 wickets and Aizaaz Cheema managed to take 4 scalps in the test match, helping Pakistan to win by an innings and 184 runs.

A brilliant effort by the batsmen and bowlers put Pakistan on top as they register a 1-0 lead in the series. Having won the match by an innings and 184 runs, Pakistan start favourites for the second and final test match against Bangladesh at Dhaka starting on Saturday.


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