Mushfiqur, Liton rebuild with half-century stand
News Desk || risingbd.com
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and chose to bat first against Pakistan in the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Friday.
Bangladesh batting's mainstay Mushfiqur Rahim and wicket-keeper-batter Liton Das are struggling against Pakistan.
On a day in Chattogram that began with an earthquake and saw smoke from a nearby fire billowing above the stadium, Pakistan rocked the Bangladesh top order and blazed through the middle to get on top early in the contest. The wickets were shared among Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf and Sajid Khan, each getting one batter out to leave Bangladesh tottering at 49 for 4 inside 17 overs, before Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das clung on to nudge the score to 69 by lunch.Bangladesh: 1 Saif Hassan, 2 Shadman Islam 3 Najmul Hossain Shanto, 4 Mominul Haque (capt), 5 Mushfiqur Rahim, 6 Yasir Ali, 7 Liton Das (wk), 8 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 9 Taijul Islam, 10 Abu Jayed, 11 Ebadot Hossain
Pakistan: 1 Abdullah Shafique, 2 Abid Ali, 3 Azhar Ali 4 Babar Azam (capt), 5 Fawad Alam, 6 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Nauman Ali, 9 Hasan Ali, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Sajid Khan