Tigers struggle in 1st Test

2011-12-09 07:53
Umar Gul (AFP)

Chittagong - Pakistan put in an impressive bowling performance to send Bangladesh reeling at 52-5 in their first innings at lunch on the opening day of the first Test in Chittagong on Friday.

Fast bowler Aizaz Cheema jolted the hosts with two early wickets while paceman Umar Gul, and spinners Saeed Ajmal and Abdur Rehman each took one wicket after the tourists had elected to field.

Debutant Mohammed Nazimuddin was unbeaten on 27 at the break with Mohammad Mahmudullah (one not out).

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq opened the attack with off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez after winning the toss, but had to rely on his fast bowlers to rattle the hosts.

Hafeez conceded nine runs, including a six over long-off by opener Tamim Iqbal, in his opening three overs before being replaced by Cheema who struck with his fourth delivery.

Cheema had Tamim (nine) caught behind and then had Shahriar Nafees caught by Younis Khan at second slip for no score in his next over to reduce the hosts to 19-2 in the opening nine overs.

Bangladesh continued to struggle against pace as they soon lost Mohammad Ashraful, caught behind off Gul after making just one run.

Skipper Mushfiqur Rahim (four) also did not last long, trapped leg-before in Ajmal's first over to leave his team struggling at 28-4.

Former captain Shakib Al Hasan (eight) was caught at square-leg by Hafeez while sweeping left-arm spinner Rehman a few overs before lunch.


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