Liton-Mushfiqur stars on first day

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Pakistan Tour of Bangladesh 2021

Bangladesh vs Pakistan

First Test

Stumps, Day 1

Venue : Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram

Toss : Bangladesh have won the toss and decided to bat first.

Bangladesh : 253/4 in 85 overs (Liton 113*, Mushfiqur 82*, Saif 14; Hasan 1/38, Faheem 1/38, Shaheen 1/50)

After a forgettable start, Bangladesh ended the first day of first Test on a high against Pakistan thanks to a brilliant unbeaten partnership between Liton Kumar Das and Mushfiqur Rahim. At stumps, Tigers posted 253 for 4.

Earlier in the morning, Mominul Haque won the toss and opted to bat first in Chattogram. Yasir Ali made his international debut for Bangladesh.

The decision to bat first backfired very early as Pakistan reduced the hosts 49 for 4 before the lunch break. Shadman Islam, Saif Hasan and Najmul Hossain Shanto all got out after scoring 14 each. Skipper Mominul too went cheaply for 6.

Things were looking very difficult for Bangladesh and then Liton and Mushfiqur came to the rescue. Both started slowly but with time they added valuable runs to the board.

The pair kept on batting and frustrated the bowlers throughout the day. Liton finally picked up his first Test century and remained not out on 113. His partner Mushfiqur was on 82. 

Hasam, Faheem, Shaheen and Sajid shared 1 wicket each.