Pakistan opener Shan Masood and batting mainstay Babar Azam smashed particular person hundreds to put the hosts in cost of the primary check towards Bangladesh after dominating day two on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on Saturday. Babar capitalised on an early reprieve to attain a profession-finest 143 not out when unhealthy gentle compelled early stumps with Pakistan 109 forward with seven wickets remaining.
Babar raised 137 runs for the burgeoning fourth wicket stand with Asad Shafiq (60) who regarded on the right track to be the third centurion in the Pakistan innings.
Abu Jayed claimed two wickets for Bangladesh who endured a troublesome day after managing a under-par first innings whole of 233 on Friday.
Abu drew first blood when he dismissed opener Abid Ali for a duck in the second over and went on to assert the wicket of dwelling captain Azhar Ali who made 34.
Babar was on three when Ebadat Hossain dropped him off Taijul Islam and it proved a expensive mistake as the proper-hander went on to forge century-plus partnerships with Shan and Asad.
Shan made 100, which included 11 boundaries, earlier than being bowled by Taijul.
Babar and Asad then feasted on Bangladesh’s wayward assault, scoring at almost 4-an-over throughout their unbroken stand.
Babar hit 19 boundaries and a six to maintain alive his hopes of a maiden check double century.
The second check of the break up collection will probably be performed in Karachi from April 5.