BAN vs PAK | 2nd Test: Sajid Khan’s maiden five-wicket haul gives Pakistan a whiff of victory

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Dec 7, 1:28 PM

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Sajid Khan, the off-spinner from Pakistan made headlines for the first time in his small Test career as his first five-wicket haul has pushed Pakistan in a direction where they can now think of even getting a win. 

The second Test going on at the Sher-E-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka took a critical turn on day four as Pakistan declared their innings after adding 119 runs to their overnight score from day three. Batting for the first time in the game, Bangladesh batters didn’t try to stay at the wicket and played shots that weren’t worth playing on the slow damp pitch. 

Courtesy of some very average shot selection, Sajid Khan managed to pick six wickets while Bangladeshi skipper Mominul Haque was run out to leave the hosts reeling at 75-7 at the end of the fourth day. 

If full 90 overs are bowled on day five, which though looks uncertain given the weather in Dhaka, Pakistan might just want to go full throttle and take all 13 wickets on the last day to add a crucial win to their tally which would help them in the World Test Championship 2021-23 Points Table, where they are currently sitting at the second position behind Sri Lanka. 

Najmul Hossain Shnato top-scored for Bangladesh with 30 off 50 balls while Shakib Al Hasan, the only other player to reach double figures is unbeaten on 25 off 32 balls. Taijul Islam is batting alongside Shakib. 

  • Sajid Khan
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • PAK
  • BAN
  • PAK vs BAN 2021
  • Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka

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