Pakistan’s Sajid Khan decimated Banglandesh to win the series 2-0

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 8 runs in the final test match of the series here at Dhaka to seal the series 2-0. Pakistan won the first test match quite handsomely in Chattogram.

 

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. In a test match where the major role was played by the rain. Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Alam and Rizwan scored half centuries to take Pakistan to 300 on day 4 of the test match and decided to declare. Sajid Khan destroyed Bangladesh’s batting lineup in the first Inning to restrict them to 87 and enforce the follow on. Sajid Khan finished the innings with his career-best bowling performance of 8-42.  Bangladesh showed resilience and grit to survive the test match in the second innings after their batting lineup collapsed in the first innings. Although in the second innings, Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali dismantled the top order. Mushfiqur Rahim  stitched up a 73 run stand with Liton Das to give hope to the Bangladeshi fans. Shakib later came in to score 63 runs and it seemed like he would take Bangladesh over the line but Sajid Khan had other ideas in his mind. As soon as Shakib was taken out Bangladesh collapsed, courtesy of Sajid Khan. Sajid Khan in the process took his first 10 wicket haul in a game and finished the game with 12-128. Sajid Khan won the Man of the match award for his match wining performance. Abid Ali won the Man of the series award for scoring 133 and 91 in the first test and 39 in the second test, He came out to be the best batsmen in the series.

Pakistan took down India to take the second spot in the ICC Test Championship. India will play a 3 test match series with South Africa in South Africa starting from 17th December.