Openers put Pakistan on top in pursuit of 202
Pakistan need just 93 runs on the last day to win, with all wickets in hand.
Saif AL Imam ShotaEditor
Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafique tested the patience of Bangladesh bowlers in the first innings. Pakistan's two openers also stood in front of Bangladesh in the second innings. Bangladesh are in danger of losing the Chittagong Test due to their determined batting.
Bangladesh got a 44-run lead at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium and stopped the second innings with just 157 runs. Pakistan's target was 202 runs.
Liton Das, who scored a century in the first innings, was also brilliant in this innings. However, apart from his 59-run innings off 89 balls, no one was able to bat as expected. The Tigers lost the last 4 wickets within just 5 runs.
Pakistan got off to a solid start with Abid Ali and Abdullah Shafiq batting in reply. Both of them scored half centuries. Abid is unbeaten on 56 off 105 balls and Shafiq on 53 off 93 balls.
It will take a superhuman effort from the Tigers to pull off a win in this stage, but cricket is a game of many twists and turns. It remains to be seen whether the hosts complete a massive comeback, or will Pakistan walk away with an comfortable victory.