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Pakistan Need 202 Runs To Win First Test Against Bangladesh

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh were all out for 157 in their second innings on the fourth day to set Pakistan a target of 202 in the first Test in Chittagong on Monday.

Shaheen Afridi finished with 5-32 and Liton Das made 59 runs to help the hosts add 118 to their score after resuming on 39-4 overnight.

The fourth day of the first Test match between Pakistan and Bangladesh resumed on a good note for the visitors Monday when fast bowler Hasan Ali provided the Men in Green an early breakthrough followed by Sajid Khan’s dismissal of Mehidy Hasan.

Bangladesh, batting to survive and give Pakistan a fighting total, were five wickets down before they reached three figures on the scoreboard.

Hasan Ali bowled out Mushfiqur Rahim during the first session, taking the fifth Bangladeshi wicket and making things increasingly difficult for the hosts.

First-innings hero Liton Das was dismissed by a clinical Shaheen Afridi, who took another fifer. Shaheen then dismissed Abu Jayed before Sajid Khan made short work of Taijul Islam to dismiss Bangladesh for 201 runs.

Earlier, a fast paced bouncer from the lanky Shaheen Afridi hit Yasir Ali on the helmet leaving the dazed batter with no choice but to return to the pavilion, retired hurt.

A day earlier, Bangladesh bowled Pakistan out for 286 at the stroke of tea on the third day to take a 44-run lead into the second innings thanks to the mesmerising bowling of Taijul, who finished with 7-116.

But Pakistan had struck back spectacularly with Shaheen Afridi dismissing Shadman Islam (one), Najmul Hossain (zero) and Saif Hasan (18) to finish the day 3-6 and reduce Bangladesh to 39-4 at stumps.

Hasan Ali also scalped the wicket captain Mominul Haque for a duck to rob the hosts of their advantage.

Mushfiqur Rahim had remained unbeaten on 12 with debutant Yasir Ali.