Liton's maiden ton leads Bangladesh's recovery

Liton unbeaten on 113*, Mushfiqur eyes eighth Test hundred.

Liton's maiden ton leads Bangladesh's recovery

BDCricTime Staff
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Bangladesh have finished on 253/4 after early blows on day one of the first Test against Pakistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram. 
Mushfiqur congratulates Liton on scoring maiden Test ton.  
Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim have shown resilience in their unbroken 204-run stand, the second-highest by a Bangladeshi pair against Pakistan. It came after Bangladesh's top-order were brushed away by Pakistan in the morning session.
Having elected to bat first on a good Chattogram track, Bangladesh started at a healthy run rate before Saif Hassan, Shadman Islam, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mominul Haque, the captain, all fell cheaply.
Shadman would have been gone earlier had Pakistan appealed for a caught behind on the first ball and an lbw decision gone in Pakistan's favour later.
Liton came in on a mission to redeem himself after getting dropped in T20Is. Like his last Test innings, where he struck 95 vs Zimbabwe, Liton rescued the Tigers out of trouble again with senior man Mushfiqur remaining at the other end. 
Liton reached his first Test 100 in his 26th match. 
The second session went wicketless under the sun. Liton had his luck in the third where Sajid Khan dropped a catch at short mid-wicket off Shaheen Shah Afridi when the keeper-batter was batting on 67. He survived again when the ball dropped just short of first slip fielder Babar Azam off Nauman Ali's bowling.
After a six-year wait, the first Test hundred finally arrived for Liton, lucky again as he took a cheeky single.
Liton will look to extend his innings of 225-ball 113* that saw 11 fours and a six. Mushfiqur looked compact making 82* off 190 with 10 boundaries, nearing his eighth career ton.
Bad light forced stumps at 85 overs, where the hosts managed 253/4.