Bangladesh vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 1: Mominul puts Bangladesh on top

Haque hit eight boundaries during his knock of 80

Haque hit eight boundaries during his knock of 80

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Bangladesh batsman Mominul Haque scored 80 to give his side an advantage over Pakistan on the first day of the first Test in Khulna.

Haque was well supported by opener Imrul Kayes, who made 51.

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim would have been pleased with his decision to bat first since Kayes and Tamim Iqbal amassed a 52-run partnership before Iqbal was caught by Azhar Ali at short leg off the bowling of Yasir Shah for 25.

Iqbal went on to score 51 off 130 balls, which included six boundaries, before he was caught and bowled by Mohammad Hafeez.

Haque and Mahmudullah stabilised the innings with a 95-run partnership, during which Haque brought up his half-century, before Mahmudullah was caught behind off the bowling of Wahab Riaz for 49.

Haque ended up making 80 off 162 deliveries, which included eight boundaries, before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Zulfiqar Babar.

Haque reviewed the decision right away, but replays showed that the ball was pitching in line and going on to hit middle stump. This led to the third umpire upholding the original decision.

Following Haque’s dismissal, the umpires brought play to an end for the day.

Shah, Hafeez, Riaz and Babar picked up one wicket apiece.

Bangladesh ended day one on 236/4 and will continue batting tomorrow at 10:00 local time or 04:00 GMT.

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