Babar eyes ton; PAK 161/2 at lunch


BAN vs PAK Day 2 Live: Early lunch at Dhaka, Babar Azam eyes big hundred; PAK 161/2- Follow live updates
BAN vs PAK Day 2 Live: Early lunch at Dhaka, Babar Azam eyes big hundred; PAK 161/2- Follow live updates

BAN vs PAK Live Score 2nd Test: Pakistan 161/2 at lunch- An early lunch has been taken at Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka as it’s still drizzling. The weather played spoilsport on Day 1 and continues to interrupt the game. Babar Azam (60*) and Azhar Ali (36*) are unbeaten at the crease as both teams take lunch. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates

BAN vs PAK Day 2 Live: Early lunch at Dhaka, Babar Azam eyes big hundred; PAK 161/2 at lunch – Follow live updates

Earlier, Babar Azam and Azhar Ali looked strong on Day 1 as they ended Day 1 with 161/2. Babar Azam and Ali remained unbeaten on 60 and 36 runs respectively. The duo will look to go after big scores and take Pakistan to a convincing total in their first innings. Earlier Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique provided an impressive start after Pakistan won the toss. Taijul Islam was the pick of the bowlers with a couple of wickets.

Play did not resume after the tea break, with Pakistan, who chose to bat, on 161-2 as Azam hit an unbeaten 60 off 99 balls. Azam led the batting charge hitting seven fours and a six so far, and brought up his 19th Test fifty after rain briefly halted the game.

Bangladesh reviewed the not out call from the on-field umpire and with the ultra-edge showing an inconclusive touch of the ball to bat, the decision could not be overturned.
Pakistan lead the two-Test series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Chittagong by eight wickets.

The visitors fielded an unchanged squad from the first Test while Bangladesh handed Mahmudul Hasan a Test debut and brought in Shakib Al Hasan and Khaled Ahmed in three changes to the team.

Saif Hassan, Yasir Ali and Abu Jayed were dropped from the opening Test.

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BAN vs PAK Day 1 Stumps: Babar Azam & Azhar Ali steady Pakistan innings; PAK 161/2

BAN vs PAK Live Score: Pakistan 1st Innings: 161/2
Bangladesh vs Pakistan 2nd Test Playing XI:

Bangladesh: Shadman Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Liton Das(w), Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Khaled Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain

Pakistan: Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam(c), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Sajid Khan, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi

Toss Update: Pakistan won the toss and opt to bat


Bangladesh trail the two-match Test series 1-0 after being beaten by eight wickets in Chittagong, where they badly missed a strike bowler. The hosts were also whitewashed by Pakistan 3-0 in their Twenty20 series.

But Bangladesh have won five of their last seven Tests at Dhaka’s Mirpur Stadium, including beating England and Australia, which will give them confidence that they can repeat the feat there when the Test starts Saturday.

Skipper Mominul Haque is hoping for pitch conditions at Mirpur to match those at Chittagong, where Bangladesh were competitive in the first four days.

BAN vs PAK Live Score: Babar Azam wins toss, opts to bat first against Bangladesh – Follow Live Updates

“I prefer wickets like this. I think we had a perfectly flat wicket, which was helpful for the batsmen, but the pacers faced hurdles,” Mominul said after losing the first Test.

Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Taijul Islam staged a lone battle to claim 7-116 in the first innings. But Pakistan cruised to an ultimately easy win, despite his efforts, thanks to a 151-run opening stand from Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique.

Taijul’s regular spin partner Shakib missed the contest after a hamstring injury suffered during last month’s Twenty20 World Cup. Shakib was included in the first Test squad with hopes he would recover in time, but he was subsequently ruled out.

BAN vs PAK Live Score: Babar Azam wins toss, opts to bat first against Bangladesh – Follow Live Updates

Bangladesh also missed the services of pace bowler Taskin after he injured his finger during the final Twenty20 international against Pakistan on November 22. Taskin had been in fine Test form since making his comeback to the side after a four-year absence, picking up 11 wickets in three matches.

A number of changes are expected for the hosts for the second Test, with illness sidelining opening batsman Saif Hassan. Bangladesh selectors named a 19-member squad, mindful of the upcoming series in New Zealand, where they will travel two days after the Dhaka Test.

Pakistan batsman Abid Ali, who scored 133 and 91 runs in the first Test, says that their previous wins count for nothing.  “It will be a new day and we need to bat with a positive mind,” he said. Pakistan sit second in the World Test Championship table.

BAN vs PAK Live Score: Babar Azam wins toss, opts to bat first against Bangladesh – Follow Live Updates

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FanCode is the official broadcaster for Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh in India and other sub-continent regions. The 2nd Test will start on Dec 04 and it will be broadcast LIVE streaming in India on the FanCode App. The FanCode mobile app will stream the matches in India.


Bangladesh squad: Mominul Haque (captain), Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Liton Das, Yasir Ali, Nurul Hasan, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Abu Jayed, Nayeem Hasan, Mahmudul Hasan, Rejaur Rahman, Khaled Ahmed, Shohidul Islam, Mohammad Naim.

Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Bilal Asif, Faheem Ashraf, Fawad Alam, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Saud Shakeel, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zahid Mahmood.

BAN vs PAK 2nd Test Live: Shakib Al Hasan & Taskin Ahmed bolster Bangladesh as the host eye avoiding clean sweep



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