Pakistan clinches series win against Bangladesh
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Pakistan thrashed Bangladesh by 328 runs in the second and final cricket Test in Dhaka on Saturday to clinch the two-match series 1-0. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah took a match-haul of seven wickets, giving Pakistan a victorious end to a disappointing tour.
Pakistan was defeated by Bangladesh in each of their three one-day internationals and the one-off Twenty20 International.
The hosts, who resumed their second innings at 63-1 with the goal of 550, were bowled out for 221 in the fourth day’s post-lunch session at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.
Mominul Haque played a lone hand for the hosts with 68, becoming the fifth batsman to garner 50-plus scores in 11 or more successive tests.
Shuvagata Hom hit 39, sharing a ninth-wicket stand of 44 with Mohammad Shahid, to steer Bangladesh past the 200-run mark after they were reduced to 143-7.
The match ended at the fall of the ninth wicket as Shahadat Hossain was unable to bat after twisting his knee on the first day.
The win put a positive spin on an otherwise dismal month-long tour after being routed 3-0 in the one-day series and losing to Bangladesh for the first time in a Twenty20 international.
It was Bangladesh's ninth loss to Pakistan in 10 Tests, the only consolation coming through a draw in the first Test of the short series in Khulna last week.