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Pakistan clinches series win against Bangladesh

Mominul Haque of Bangladesh.
Mominul Haque of Bangladesh.

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.

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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.

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