The second session is also for Pakistan
Today is the second day of the first two sessions of the Test against Pakistan. In the first session, Pakistan bowlers bowled out Bangladesh with only 6 runs and picked up the remaining 6 wickets. After that the two teams go to the lunch break.
Before the tea break, Pakistan batted 29 overs in the second session and scored 79 runs without wickets. Pakistan’s two openers Abid Ali (52 *) and Abdullah Shafiq (26 *) are frozen in the wicket.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque is scratching his head to take a wicket. Despite using four regular bowlers, he could not endanger Pakistan’s two openers in that way. There is no regular bowler in the team. In other words, as the fifth bowler, the ball has to be handed over to someone part-time. Bangladesh is in a lot of danger in judging these aspects. Because Pakistan is moving towards big collection. If there is no bowler to take 20 wickets of the opponent, this is the reality.
Bangladesh is feeling the lack of Shakib Al Hasan. Taskin Ahmed’s injury must be remembered by the team management?
Abid’s half century
Abid Ali scored a half century with 2 runs off Mehedi Hasan in the 28th over. The opener is batting with 51 runs from 75 balls. Shafiq was unbeaten on 26 at the other end.
Pakistan are 6 for no loss at the end of 26 overs.
Who is the fifth bowler?
Bangladesh have so far used four bowlers – Abu Zayed, Ibadat Hossain, Taizul Islam and Mehedi Hasan Miraj. All four are regular bowlers of the team. But using them up to 25 overs, Pakistan’s opening pair could not be broken. Who will Muminul use as the fifth bowler? Will he turn his hand himself?
In this case, the responsibility of these four regular bowlers is much more. But all the four bowlers are suffering as there is no variation in bowling on batting-friendly wickets.
Pakistan are 72 for no wicket at the end of 25 overs. Abid Ali is unbeaten on 47 runs. Shafiq is batting at the other end for 25 runs. Pakistan trailed Bangladesh by 258 runs in the first innings.