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Pakistan take lead in Khulna test
Thursday, 30 April, 2015 03:43pm  
Pakistan take lead in Khulna test
Desk (bangladeshtime): Pakistan lead by 89 run with 6 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. Pakistan have made 421 runs losing four wickets in the third day of the Khulna Test.

The hosts managed to break the big partnership with the wicket of Azhar Ali, but this was Pakistan's session again as Hafeez is closing in on his maiden double ton.

After toiling hard, Shuvagata Hom clean-bowled Azhar Ali in the penultimate delivery of 72nd over. Ali's partnership with Hafeez yielded 227 runs.

Pakistan started the Day 3 cautiously, and have added another 88 runs on Thursday. Earlier on Wednesday, Pakistan made a strong comeback.

On Tuesday, Bangladesh scored 332 runs in 120 overs against Pakistan in the match. The Tigers could add only 96 runs to their overnight total of 236 for 4 and lost 5 wickets for only 27 runs.

Fall of Bangladesh wickets: 1-52 (Tamim Iqbal, 26.6 ov), 2-92 (Imrul Kayes, 40.2 ov), 3-187 (Mahmudullah, 73.6 ov), 4-236 (Mominul Haque, 89.5 ov), 5-243 (Shakib Al Hasan, 93.1 ov), 6-305 (Soumya Sarkar, 111.2 ov), 7-310 (Mushfiqur Rahim, 112.4 ov), 8-312 (Taijul Islam, 114.4 ov), 9-329 (Mohammad Shahid, 117.6 ov), 10-332 (Rubel Hossain, 119.6 ov).

The Tigers dominated Pakistan in the three-match one-day series, completing a 3-0 whitewash. It also won the Twenty20 international.

Bangladesh is yet to beat Pakistan in a Test match after playing eight matches.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Soumya Sarkar, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mohammad Shahid

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Junaid Khan, Zulfiqar Babar.

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