Dhaka - Pakistan overcame a brilliant counter-attack by Shakib Al Hasan to
build on their supremacy over Bangladesh on the third day of the second
and final Test in Dhaka on Friday.
Shakib returned unbeaten on 89
off 91 balls after the hosts, who resumed at the overnight score of
107-5, were bowled out for 203 in their first innings shortly before
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq did not enforce the
follow-on despite a lead of 354 runs, and the tourists went to lunch at
7-1 in their second knock at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
was unbeaten on three and Azhar Ali was on four after Mohammad Hafeez
was caught behind off Mohammad Shahid in the first over of the innings.
added six runs to their overnight total when Soumya Sarkar was snapped
up at short cover off Wahab Riaz, who then dismissed Shuvagata Hom for
zero in his next over.
Shakib, who was on 27 when Taijul Islam was
bowled by Mohammad Hafeez to make it 140-8, lashed out at the Pakistani
bowlers to add a further 62 runs to his score.
raced to his half-century with two consecutive boundaries off
leg-spinner Yasir Shah and celebrated the landmark with a six later in
the same over.
Shakib hit 14 boundaries and two sixes, scoring 62
of the 63 runs he added for the ninth wicket with Shahid, who held his
end for nine overs to allow the senior partner to boost the total.
The innings terminated when Shahid was dismissed by Yasir since the injured Shahadat Hossain did not come out to bat.
Wahab and Yasir Shah picked up three wickets each. Pakistan had made 557-8 declared in their first innings.
The first Test ended in a draw in Khulna last week.