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Pakistan sweeps Bangladesh sequence with 13 wickets on closing day

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Pakistan bowlers claimed 13 wickets on a frenetic closing day to win the second check towards Bangladesh by an innings and eight runs to finish a 2-0 sequence sweep on Wednesday.

Electing to bat after successful the toss, Pakistan posted 300-4 earlier than declaring their first innings within the weather-bedevilled contest during which solely 215 overs may very well be bowled at Mirpur’s Shere Bangla Stadium.

Their bowlers, led by spin all-rounder Sajid Khan, injected recent pleasure within the contest after they lowered Bangladesh to 76-7 on Tuesday.

After play resumed on Wednesday, Pakistan bundled out Bangladesh for 87 and enforced a follow-on.

Bangladesh was all out for 205 of their second innings, however their improved batting show was not sufficient to keep away from a convincing defeat.

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Sajid, who claimed eight wickets within the first innings, completed with a career-best match haul of 12-128 to assert the person of the match award.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam, who top-scored for his aspect with 76, additionally claimed his maiden check wicket when he trapped Mehidy Hasan leg earlier than the wicket.

“Though we misplaced time to rain, our mindset was to dominate. And the way in which Sajid bowled, that introduced us into the sport and gave us momentum,” Babar mentioned after the match.

“The bottom employees ready the wicket very nicely and coated the bottom and ensured we received sufficient time for the end result, I actually respect their efforts.”

Pakistan opener Abid Ali was adjudged participant of the sequence for his tally of 263 runs in three innings. 

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