Taijul Islam, the left-arm Bangladesh spinner, scalped seven wickets in the Chattogram Test against Pakistan on Sunday at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
It was a dramatic turnaround for Bangladesh as they wrap up Pakistan for 286 all out from 146 for none. Pakistan lost all of their wickets in 140 runs that were notched up in two sessions of day three.
Bangladesh ensured a 44-run lead at the end of Pakistan’s first innings. Bangladesh set to begin their second innings after the Tea of day three.
Taijul conceded 116 runs to take 7 wickets with a two-ball two-wicket at the start of the day. It was his second-best bowling in a Test innings. He also has an eight-wicket haul conceding only 39 runs against Zimbabwe in 2014. And overall, it was the ninth occasion when Taijul bagged five or more wickets in a Test innings.
In the first session of the day, Bangladesh bagged four wickets with Taijul taking four, and in the post-lunch session, they scalped the other six wickets to all-out Pakistan.
Abid Ali posted the highest of 133 for Pakistan while debutant Abdullah Shafique scored 52. But the next four batters contributed only 23 runs with Azhar Ali suffering a duck.
Earlier, Bangladesh posted 330 with Liton Das hitting his maiden ton in Tests, and Mushfiqur Rahim came up with a well-composed 91. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali bagged five.