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Mominul leads stable batting performance
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 05:48pm  
Mominul leads stable batting performance
Bangladesh 236 for 4 (Mominul 80, Imrul 50, Mahmudullah 49)

Pakistan's side had been reinforced with the addition of seniors like Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan, and this was a format the team has had considerable success over the last few months, in conditions not dissimilar to the ones they were to face in Bangladesh. Yet, half-centuries from Mominul Haque and Imrul Kayes on the opening day of the Test series extended Bangladesh's advantage over Pakistan on the current tour by another day.

Bangladesh had opted to bat on a typical first-day subcontinent pitch that did not offer any help to the seamers and only limited turn to the spinners, but the slow and tentative approach Tamim Iqbal and Imrul took in the first session lacked the confidence that has hardly left the team since the start of the World Cup. By the end of the day though, with their batsmen putting a series of good partnerships and the Pakistan fielders erring, Bangladesh had shed that tentativeness.

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