Bangladesh v Pakistan: Sajid Khan takes 8-42 as vacationers press for victory

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan top-scored with 33 of their 87 all out
Second Check, Dhaka (day 5):
Pakistan 300-4 dec: Babar 76, Azhar 56
Bangladesh 87 (Shakib 33; Sajid 8-42) & 37-4
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Off-spinner Sajid Khan took 8-42 – Pakistan’s fourth-best figures in Check cricket – as his facet closed in on a exceptional victory within the rain-affected second Check towards Bangladesh.

After heavy rain had washed out a lot of the opening three days, Pakistan declared on 300-4 on day 4 earlier than proscribing the hosts to 76-7 at shut.

They wanted simply six overs to wrap up Bangladesh’s first innings in Dhaka because the hosts had been bowled out for 87 – equalling their lowest Check complete at dwelling.

With a lead of 213, Babar Azam opted to implement the follow-on and tempo bowlers Shaheen Afridi and Hassan Ali each took two wickets within the opening eight overs to go away Bangladesh 25-4.

Sajid’s figures are the perfect by a Pakistan off-spinner and are solely bettered by leg-spinner Abdul Qadir (9-51 towards England in Lahore in November 1987), tempo bowler Sarfraz Nawaz (9-86 towards Australia in Melbourne in March 1979) and leg-spinner Yasir Shah (8-41 towards New Zealand in Dubai in November 2018).

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