Mushfiqur loses plot to leave Tigers with bitter taste at Tea
Mushfiqur Rahim fell two runs short of a half century as Bangladesh keep spiralling deep into trouble on the fifth day of the Dhaka Test.
At Tea, Bangladesh are trembling at 147 for 6 after 52.1 overs, with a session left to play on the fifth day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
When Mushfiqur attempted a reverse sweep to Sajid Khan in the 48th over of the second innings, the writing was on the wall for the experienced batter it seemed. And just at the stroke of Tea, Mushfiqur lost the plot completely when he called for a cheeky single and then managed to ran himself out at the striker's end after his 136-ball 48-run knock. The umpire was reluctant to pass the call to third umpire at first but replays showed that Mushfiqur failed to slide the bat onto the ground by the moment wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan dislodged the bails.
Shakib Al Hasan is unbeaten on 25 off 56 deliveries and will be hoping to get all the support from the likes of Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam.
Pakistan, on the other hand, will be looking to wrap up this game and clean sweep the Test series as early as possible, in case bad light stops play prematurely. Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali has scalped two wicket for the visitors while Sajid Khan, the star of the first innings with a eight-for, picked the important wicket of Liton Das.