Just like yesterday, a wicket fell in the first over of the day again and this time it was Mushfiqur Rahim, who departed after facing three deliveries on the fourth day of the first of the Two Tests taking place between Bangladesh and Pakistan at Zahur Ahmed Cricket Stadium in Chattogram.
Hasan Ali started off with two straight fuller deliveries to start the proceedings, the first of which was flicked with ease for a boundary. However, the third ball was pitched in length and outside the off-stump, and Mushfiqur, on 16 and while facing 33rd delivery, brought his demise by deciding to leave the ball, which jagged back in to hit the top of the off-stump.
It is a huge blow for Bangladesh as they find themselves cornered at 69 for five after 26 overs and lead by 113 runs. Liton Das, the centurion of the first innings for the hosts, has joined Yasir Ali in the middle and is on 9 after facing 17 deliveries. Yasir, on 24 off 62, has looked solid overall but lived dangerously in the 26th over, having survived a run-out scare first, then followed it up by missing Ali’s inswinger, which somehow missed the stumps.