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Pak on top against B’desh after Day 2 of 1st Test

CHATTOGRAM, Nov 27: Pakistan made a strong reply and reached 145 for no loss after fast bowler Hasan Ali claimed 5/51 to dismiss Bangladesh for 330 on day two of the opening Test on Saturday.
Openers Abid Ali and debutant Abdullah Shafique played out the second and third sessions comfortably in a good batting track to cut the deficit to 185 runs.
Abid, who reached the 1,000-run mark in his 15th Test, closed in on his fourth century, remaining unbeaten on 93 at stumps, owing to bad light.
Shafique overcame a nervy start to finish the day on 52 not out.
Bangladesh’s hope of racking up a substantial total was dashed by fast bowler Hasan Ali earlier. Ali broke Bangladesh’s resistance in the first session as the home side resumed on 253-4. He alone took four wickets on day two with Bangladesh adding just 77 runs for the rest of the six wickets.
Ali’s sixth five-for was well-complemented by his new ball partner Shaheen Shah Afridi who returned figures of 2/70 and medium pacer Faheem Ashraf, 2/54.
For Bangladesh, Liton Das top-scored with 114 after hitting his maiden century and Mushfiqur Rahim added 91. (AP)

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