Player of the Match
Player of the Match
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    24.6 chopped on! Abid has played the cut really well in this innings, but this time he fails to read one that goes on with the arm, and also skids through a touch. Good length around off, and he thinks he can go back and create enough room for that shot, but ends up playing it off the inside of the bat. On to stumps, and Bangladesh start the celebrations 70/2
    18.3 through the gate! No century partnership, and a superb bit of bowling from Taijul. Good length, and he was shaping to defend with a forward press. Was playing for the turn, but it just went on with the angle. The key was how much he slowed it down, and bowled from a touch wide of the crease. With the angle, it goes through bat and pad and just clips off. Bangladesh celebrate 59/1
    64.6 tried to pull it away but this time only finds the top edge. Skied straight up, allowing the keeper all the time in the world to get underneath it, take the catch and send the former Pakistan captain on his way! 193/3
    67.5 kept low and came back in, and for once the variable bounce hurts Pakistan. It rapped him on the pad, Bangladesh appealed and the umpire raises his finger. Babar reviews but he hasn't got anything on it. It's hitting the stumps, and Babar Azam's gone! He won't get that 100 that's kept him waiting for quite a while now. 197/4
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    TOTAL
    300/4d (98.3 Overs, RR: 3.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Abdullah Shafique, 18.3 ov), 2-70 (Abid Ali, 24.6 ov), 3-193 (Azhar Ali, 64.6 ov), 4-197 (Babar Azam, 67.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Ebadot Hossain2338813.8200
    Khaled Ahmed17.354912.8000
    Shakib Al Hasan1975202.7300
    Taijul Islam2567322.9200
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz1423702.6400
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    8.6 gone! Extra bounce, and he just limply pops it up to point. Indecisive footwork at the root of that dismissal for Shadman Islam. He was looking to make room and cut it away, but got surprised by the extra bounce on a length ball tossed wide outside off. Ends up playing a shot that he was committed to, but never fully convinced about. Sajid gets his second wicket 20/2
    2.5 Joy gets a blob on debut! Length ball, with teasing flight and drift outside off, and he skips forward hoping to get to the pitch of it. Ends up playing more of a tentative poke, and it takes the outside edge and flies away to slip, where it is snapped up 1/1
    18.5 rapped on the pads and the umpire gives it! I think it looked high, but it did strike his back pad. Bangladesh review, it's a legal delivery. He's not got an inside edge, and that's hitting! Sajid gets five and Bangladesh are tottering 65/6
    10.1 length, driven towards point. Direct hit, and he could be in trouble! He's a goner. Superb work from the Pakistan team to send the captain back. Abdullah Imran misses the mark by one ball, literally! That was a bit of brain fade from Mominul, though. Just eager to get off the strike, especially against the off-spin of Sajid. However, that had been played fairly close to Hasan, who was very quick to get across and secure the direct hit. Mominul falls well short. What a shot in the arm for Pakistan going into tea! 22/3
    12.3 what on earth has he done there? Unwieldy hoick for Mushfiqur, sending it straight down short midwicket's throat! . Bangladesh are crumbling under the pressure here! 31/4
    16.3 this one's gone. Another rash shot, another Bangladesh wicket. Liton charged the spinner, doesn't get to the pitch and clubs it straight back to Sajid. It's a sharp return catch and Pakistan celebrate once more. They clearly smell blood here 46/5
    31.6 oh, he has come charging out, and chipped this straight to short cover! Eight in the innings for Sajid Khan, who has been exceptional. Saw that Shakib was eager to use his feet, and just bowled it a touch flatter and wider, and Shakib couldn't quite keep his shape. Driven to the man close by 87/10
    20.4 tried to smear it through the onside from well outside off. It spins back in and takes the off-stump! Mehidy's gone for a duck, and Bangladesh's high-risk approach may not see them avoid the follow-on after all 71/7
    27.6 this is fuller, straighter, and given out! Given out, but Taijul has gone for the review. Seems to have missed the bat, as Taijul went forward to defend. It's a good length ball, that straightens just a little bit. The question is has it straightened enough? Three reds, and that is a seventh wicket for Sajid! 76/8
    28.3 around the wicket, and yorks him straight away! Fast, full, and straight, and given his limited ability with the bat, there was only going to be one winner in that contest. Khaled looks to jam his bat down on time, but cannot do that 77/9
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    9 (b 5, lb 3, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    87 all out (32 Overs, RR: 2.71)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mahmudul Hasan Joy, 2.5 ov), 2-20 (Shadman Islam, 8.6 ov), 3-22 (Mominul Haque, 10.1 ov), 4-31 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 12.3 ov), 5-46 (Litton Das, 16.3 ov), 6-65 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 18.5 ov), 7-71 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 20.4 ov), 8-76 (Taijul Islam, 27.6 ov), 9-77 (Khaled Ahmed, 28.3 ov), 10-87 (Shakib Al Hasan, 31.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shaheen Shah Afridi43310.7500
    Nauman Ali1223302.7501
    Sajid Khan1544282.8000
    Babar Azam10101.0000
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    4.1 big appeal for lbw, and it's given! Superb bowling from Shaheen, and Shadman's lack of footwork finally does him in. It just looked plumb. Good length in the corridor, and from there Shaheen has been swinging it away from the left-hander consistently. This one nips back in sharply off the seam, and Shadman is caught off-guard, late on his defensive jab while hurriedly jumping across his stumps. Struck right in front on the back pad. Umpire's call on height according to ball-tracking, so he would have had to go anyway, even if he'd reviewed 12/2
    3.2 bowled him, that's a classic Hasan dismissal. Superb length close to off stump, and it nips in just enough after drawing the batter onto the front foot. Plays with hard hands, looking to push down the ground rather than let the ball come to him and defend, and that creates the fatal gap for the ball to sneak through 12/1
    8.1 Shaheen strikes again! Terrific delivery, back of a length, straightening very close to off stump, with extra bounce too. Gets squared up in defence, and the ball pops to the finer of two gullies off the shoulder of the bat. Excellent planning and execution there 25/4
    5.3 big shout for lbw, and it's given! Played around his front pad there, but did it strike him in line? Mominul has reviewed... On the fuller side of a good length, and sharp inward movement off the seam. Gets forward and across to try and clip it into the leg side, and ends up with his front pad in the way of his bat's path. Did it strike him in line,m though? Has he got a tiny inside edge on it? It looks very close, because the bat and the pad are either side of the ball at roughly the same time when a spike appears on Ultra Edge. It's almost impossible to say whether it hit bat first or pad, or if it hit bat at all. Is there enough evidence to overrule the on-field decision? And has the bat hit the ball at all, or has it brushed the pad, because the pad was thrust a little too far across. My gut feel is that the bat hit the pad, and the ball missed the bat and hit the pad. A thousand replays, frame after frame. Well, the third umpire stays with the umpire, and so does ball-tracking, which suggests the ball struck him in line with off stump, not even umpire's call. Three reds, and Mominul will have to walk back. Pakistan are all over Bangladesh here, and their first-innings destroyer hasn't even bowled a ball yet 19/3
    52.1 fullish, around leg, and played away towards mid-wicket. There's a throw at the striker's end, and the keeper has whipped the bails off. They have referred this to the TV umpire. Is the bat in the air, though? I think this could be curtains for Mushfiqur Rahim. Rizwan whips the bails off and at that point, Rahim has put in the dive, but his bat doesn't appear to have made contact with the ground, as it bounces off the turf. It's a tricky one, and this could easily go against the batter. The TV umpire is taking a look at all possible angles to arrive at the perfect decision. A split screen suggests the bat and the handle are still in the air at the precise moment, the bails are whipped off. And that is what it turns out to be. Mushfiqur Rahim is annoyed with himself, because he has allowed Pakistan another foot in the door, right on the stroke of tea! 147/6
    33.1 got him, he's broken the partnership with a rank long-hop! Short, turning in towards leg stump, and there's a case to be made that the turn cramped him for room on the pull. Ended up hitting it straight to the man at square leg, who takes it after a bit of a juggle. A soft end to what had shaped towards being a classy innings from Liton. He had looked really comfortable in the middle 98/5
    76.5 through him! Bangladesh have often played back today, and this has proved costly this time. Shakib is stunned. Ten for Sajid, who goes to perform the sajda. Wowzer! That was a touch quicker, flatter again, and Shakib went back to defend, but just played inside the line of it. He is literally dragging himself off the pitch. Is that game over for Bangladesh? It is getting a touch darker, but with the spinners in operation, the umpires are unlikely to do anything drastic about the light 200/8
    75.2 length, goes for the sweep. Loud appeal for leg before, but not given, and they have reviewed! At first glance, the impact looked outside off. It is probably going on to hit leg and middle. There's no edge on this, for sure. It's three reds! There's the breakthrough. Babar Azam with his first international wicket, and wow! What a time to get it 198/7
    84.4 that could be it! Given out leg before. Taijul reviews, but that looks out to the naked eye. Is it a Pakistan win, with Sajid picking another? He was looking to go back and defend, one that fired in quick. He's caught in front, and that is the win for Pakistan! 205/10
    78.6 is that an outside edge? Yes it is. Just outside off, but why would Khaled not consume a review? Superb bowling, just outside off, and holding its line a bit. Khaled pushes to defend, but gets a feather edge. However, in this situation, the batters need to have the game awareness to review whatever they get. Take some valuable time out of the equation 204/9
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    TOTAL
    205 all out (f/o) (84.4 Overs, RR: 2.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Mahmudul Hasan Joy, 3.2 ov), 2-12 (Shadman Islam, 4.1 ov), 3-19 (Mominul Haque, 5.3 ov), 4-25 (Najmul Hossain Shanto, 8.1 ov), 5-98 (Litton Das, 33.1 ov), 6-147 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 52.1 ov), 7-198 (Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 75.2 ov), 8-200 (Shakib Al Hasan, 76.5 ov), 9-204 (Khaled Ahmed, 78.6 ov), 10-205 (Taijul Islam, 84.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Shaheen Shah Afridi1553122.0600
    Hasan Ali1133723.3600
    Nauman Ali2054102.0500
    Faheem Ashraf44000.0000
    Sajid Khan32.488642.6300
    Babar Azam21110.5000

Match Details

Toss

Pakistan , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Pakistan won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Match days

4,5,6,7,8 December 2021 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Pakistan 12, Bangladesh 0

Close of Play

  • Sat, 4 Dec - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 161/2 (Azhar Ali 36*, Babar Azam 60*, 57 ov)
  • Sun, 5 Dec - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 188/2 (Azhar Ali 52*, Babar Azam 71*, 63.2 ov)
  • Mon, 6 Dec - day 3 - no play
  • Tue, 7 Dec - day 4 - Bangladesh 1st innings 76/7 (Shakib Al Hasan 23*, Taijul Islam 0*, 26 ov)
  • Wed, 8 Dec - day 5 - Bangladesh 2nd innings 205 (84.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Bangladesh 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12Shadman IslamMahmudul Hasan Joy
2nd0Shadman IslamNajmul Hossain Shanto
3rd7Mominul HaqueNajmul Hossain Shanto
4th6Mushfiqur RahimNajmul Hossain Shanto
5th73Mushfiqur RahimLiton Das
6th49Mushfiqur RahimShakib Al Hasan
7th51Shakib Al HasanMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th2Shakib Al HasanTaijul Islam
9th4Taijul IslamKhaled Ahmed
10th1Taijul IslamEbadot Hossain