Pakistan win first Test against Bangladesh by innings and 44 runs

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Pakistan on Monday won the first Test on the fourth day against Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

Pakistan secured a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The second match will be played in Karachi from April 5-9.

Yasir Shah and Naseem Shah took four wickets each as Bangladesh folded for 168 runs in the second innings.

Late on day three, teenage sensation, Naseem Shah became the youngest bowler to take a test hat-trick to halt the visitors’ fight-back.

The Hosts posted four-hundred-and-forty-five runs in response to the visitors’ two-hundred-and-thirty-three in the first innings.

Naseem Shah has been named ‘Man of the Match’.

With the victory, Pakistan gained 60 points in the World Test Championship, taking their tally to 140 points.

India lead the nine-team championship table with 360 points followed by Australia (246) and England 146.
Top two teams on the championship table will play the final at Lord’s in June 2021.

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