Chitagong: Openers Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique scored individual fifties as Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets in the opening Test in Chattogram on Tuesday. The visitors were comfortably placed at 109/0 at Stumps on Day 4 and lost just two wickets on the final day en route to victory. 

Earlier, Bangladesh struggled at the crease as they set Pakistan a target of 202 runs. Batting first, hosts Bangladesh had put up a first innings total of 330 runs with Liton Das going on to make his

maiden ton and Hasan Ali being the pick of the Pakistan bowlers with his five-wicket haul. They then bowled Pakistan out for 286 to take a first innings lead of 44 runs. 

Abid Ali scored a century for Pakistan while Taijul Islam picked seven wickets in the innings. In their second innings, Bangladesh were bowled out for a total of 157, with Liton top-scoring for the hosts with a knock of 59 and Shaheen Afridi picking five wickets for Pakistan. 

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