Pakistan gain massive lead despite Sakib blitz

Paceman Wahab Riaz and leg-spinner Yasir Shah shared six wickets between them as Pakistan dismissed Bangladesh for 203 runs to gain a massive 354 runs first innings lead in the second Test in Dhaka on Thursday.The visitors decided against enforcing follow on and reached 7-1 at lunch on the third.Mohammad Hafeez was the batsman dismissed edging a catch to wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim off Mohammad Shahid.Yasir finished with 3-58 and Wahab claimed 3-73 as Bangladesh were all out adding 96 runs to their overnight 107-5.
Sakib al Hasan and Shahid put 63 runs for the ninth wicket to give their innings some respectability after first two wickets in the morning fell inside five overs.

Sakib was left stranded on 89 when Shahid, who contributed just one run in partnership, gave a catch to Azhar Ali at short cover off Yasir Shah.It brought to an end of Bangladesh innings as last batsman Shahadat Hossain was unable to turn up because of injury.Wahab made the early inroad when he dismissed Soumya Sarkar for three and then handed Shuvagata a first ball duck.The fiery paceman also could have got the wicket of Sakibwhen bowled the left-hander on 23, but the ball was adjudged as no-ball for overstepping.Sakib launched a counter attack after Mohammad Hafeez dismissed Taijul Islam and carefully shielded Shahid to complete his 19th Test fifty.He struck 14 fours and two sixes and in the process became the first batsman to complete 1,000 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.Pakistan are seeking their first win at the end of the month-long tour, after they were routed 3-0 in the one-day series and also lost a Twenty20 international for the first time against Bangladesh.

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