Last Update on: December 8th, 2021 at 05:34 pm
Pakistan outsmarted Bangladesh by an innings and eight runs in the second Test at Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. The Babar Azam-led side blanked their neighbours 2-0 in the two-match Test series to clinch the trophy.
Babar scored 76 in the first innings as Pakistan posted 300 with the fifties coming from senior batter Azhar Ali (56), Fawad Alam (50) and Mohammad Rizwan (53*).
Pakistan beat Bangladesh 2-0 in Test series
However, Pakistan wasn’t required to bat a second time in the game as their bowlers bowled out Bangladesh for 87 & 205 in both innings.
28-year-old off-spinner Sajid Khan recorded his career’s best bowling figures of 8 for 42 in the first innings. The bowler returned with another four scalps in the second innings to bag the player of the match award.
Lahore batter Abid Ali, who mustered scores of 133 & 91 in the Chattogram Test, was awarded as Player of the series. He amassed 263 runs from three innings at an average of 87.66.
Pakistan second on World Test Championship 2021/23 Points Table
Pakistan had won the first Test in Chattogram by eight wickets and have accumulated three wins from four games in the World Test Championship Cycle 2021/23. Pakistan are placed second in the points table with 36 points and a win percentage of 75 just behind Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka recently won 2-0 to West Indies to start their new WTC cycle at home. The Windies have now lost all three of their four matches after starting a win against Pakistan.
— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2021
Pakistan’s arch-rivals India are placed on the third position of the points table with 42 points and a win percentage of 58.33. Virat Kohli & co. won the two-Test series against the Black Caps 1-0.
India have won three games and drawn two so far in the 2021/23 WTC cycle and their Test series result against England will be decided next year. The Men in Blue couldn’t play the fifth Test in Manchester owing to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.