Rawalpindi Test: Babar Azam's century in third consecutive match, Pakistan leads by 109 runs

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rawalpindi Test: Babar Azam's century in third consecutive match, Pakistan leads by 109 runs

With a century in wonderful type, Babaj Azam (143 not out) and opener Shaan Masood (100), Pakistan strengthened their place by scoring 342 for three within the first innings on Saturday on the second day of the opening Test match towards Bangladesh. .

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Bangladesh's first innings was restricted to 233 runs on Friday, main Pakistan to 109 runs with seven wickets in hand. Asad Shafiq (60 not out) was current on the crease with Azam on the stumps. Both have shared an unbroken partnership of 137 runs for the fourth wicket. <! –


This is Azam's greatest rating within the Test, having scored a century in his third consecutive match. He has performed 4 centuries within the final 5 matches. After scoring 104 towards Australia in Brisbane in November, he scored 102 not out and 100 not out towards Sri Lanka within the residence collection. Meanwhile, he missed out on a century by simply three runs within the Adelaide Test (towards Australia).

He accomplished his century in 134 balls with the 15th 4 of the innings off the ball of spinner Taijul Islam (one wicket for 111 runs). He has to this point hit 19 fours and a six in a 192-ball unbeaten innings. Earlier his greatest rating was 127 runs which he had scored towards New Zealand.

Shafiq has additionally hit eight fours in his 111-ball unbeaten innings. Masood confronted 160 balls throughout his century innings and hit 11 fours.

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Bangladesh quick bowler Abu Zayed despatched Abid Ali (two wickets for 66 runs) within the second over of the day with out opening the account. Abid had earlier scored a century in each checks early in his Test profession. By scoring a century on this match, he had an opportunity to equalize the report of former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin within the first three Tests however he missed it.

Masood then shared a 91-run partnership for the second wicket with captain Azhar Ali (34). Abu Zayed broke the partnership by dismissing Azhar.

After this Masood and Babar shared a 112-run partnership to take the crew's rating to 200. Taijul broke this partnership by dismissing Masood.

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