Afridi brings Pakistan back in the contest after Taijul puts Bangladesh on top

Sunday, 28 November 2021 - 17:49

Stumps Bangladesh 39 for 4 (Mushfiqur 12*, Yasir 8*, Afridi 3-6) and 330 lead Pakistan 286 (Abid 133, Shafique 52, Faheem 38, Taijul 7-116, Ebadot 2-47) by 83 runs

Bangladesh vs Pakistan, 1st Test Day 3: Pakistan bowlers struck early blows to put Bangladesh on the backfoot at stumps on Day 3, with the home team ahead by 83 runs.

Earlier, Taijul completed a well-deserved five-wicket haul and ended with seven wickets in his bag to restrict Pakistan to 286 runs against Bangladesh's first innings score of 330 and take a crucial 44-run lead.

Pakistan opener Abid Ali scored a superb century but Bangladesh bowlers brought their team back into the game with a flurry of wickets on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

The Pakistan middle-order was jolted with the wickets of Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan in quick succession as they lost their way after getting a good start from openers Abid and Abdullah Shafique