Pakistan have climbed to the fourth spot in the ICC World Test Championship Points Table after a stellar victory over Bangladesh at home. Pakistan beat Bangladesh in the first Test by an innings and 44 runs to move to the fourth spot. The Azhar Ali-led side dominated the Bengal Tigers at home and had to bat in a single innings courtesy Pakistan’s great bowling attack.
Resuming the day on 126-6 in their second innings, Bangladesh could only manage another 42 runs as the whole team departed on 168 runs in the second innings. Young pacer Naseem Shah was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as he became the youngest bowler in international cricket to claim a Test hat-trick.
ICC World Test Championship Updated Points Table:
Pakistan has rapidly climbed to the fourth spot in the Test Championship points table. It now has 140 points in five games. Arch-rivals India leads the table with 360 points in seven matches.
Besides, Virat Kohli-led side is followed by Australia and England who are on the third and fourth spot respectively.
Australia have 296 points in the seven games that it has played, whereas, England have 146 points in nine games.
Pakistan moves to No. 4 on ICC World Test Championship Points Table:
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Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh in the first Test at Rawalpindi. Batting first, Bangladesh were restricted at 233 in the first innings. Mohammad Mithun was the only batsman from Bangladesh to score a half-century. Pakistan pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi clinched four wickets in the first innings.
In response, Pakistan put a humongous total on the board in the first innings. Babar Azam and Shan Masood scored blistering centuries to give Pakistan a giant lead. Pakistan ended their first innings on 445 runs. For Bangladesh, Abu Jayed and Rubel Hossain clinched three wickets each.
Pakistan bowlers rattled through the Bangladesh batting line up in their second innings. Naseem Shah and Yasir Shah claimed four wickets each.
Also, Mohammad Abbas and Shaheen had shared a wicket each in second innings.