Bangladesh on verge of loss after Naseem Shah’s hat-trick

  • Bangladesh on verge of loss after Naseem Shah’s hat-trick

Bangladesh on verge of loss after Naseem Shah’s hat-trick

He had night-watchman Taijul Islam plumb in front before having Mahmudullah caught at first slip.

Wasim Akram took a hat-trick towards Sri Lanka within the Lahore Test in 1988-89 whereas in the identical season he took a hat-trick towards Sri Lanka in Dhaka.

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque started the day by square-driving paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi for his fifth boundary in the first over, but then fell leg-before in the same over for 41.

But resuming at 342-3, Pakistan lost Azam to the first ball of the day.

His efforts had already crippled the Bangladesh batting line-up as they were reduced to 126/6 at the end of the third day's play and it took Pakistan just about one-and-a-half hours to bundle the visitors on the fourth day. They were all out for 445 runs.

For most parts of the third session on the third day, it seemed Bangladesh had staged a sensational fightback as they trimmed the lead to less than 100. They went on a tea break by 51 runs for 1 wicket. Pakistan need four more wickets while Bangladesh need to score 86 more to make the hosts bat in Rawalpindi. Tamim Iqbal returned when the scorecard was at 53-run.

INJURY UPDATE - Naseem Shah will not bowl in this Test.

Liton Das (29) and tail-ender Rubel Hossain kept Pakistan at bay for 11.5 overs before Mohammad Abbas trapped Rubel leg-before for five.

Naseem Shah celebrating with his teammates (Credits: Twitter)"Even in first innings I was bowling according to the plans but unfortunately I couldn't get wickets, there was a catch dropped off my bowling as well", Shah said. Former Pakistan bowler Sohail Tanvir, who has seen Naseem Shah from close quarters while training with Pakistan Super League side Quetta Gladiators and the southpaw believes Pakistan may have unearthed a gem in the 16-year-old.

Yasir and Naseem Shah finished with 4 wickets each and Bangladesh rolled over for only 168 runs. When you hear this, you'd like to think it's at the Under-19 level at the very least and when the Under-19 World Cup is going on, you'd surely think the news is from that tournament.