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Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal, right, and Shakib Al Hasan, second right, walk back after winning the second one-
day international cricket match against Pakistan in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 19. AP PHOTO
Tamim Iqbal hit 206 to lead
Bangladesh to its first ever test draw
against rival Pakistan yesterday.
Starting the final day on 273-0,
Bangladesh finished its second
innings on 555-6---capping an
impressive comeback from a 296-
run deficit after Pakistan s massive
first innings of 628 all out in the
first of two tests.
Pakistan had led Bangladesh 8-0
in past test matches.
Tamim scored the highest indi-
vidual test innings by a Bangladeshi
batsman and helped his country to
its biggest second innings total in
tests. With Bangladesh leading by
259, the teams agreed a draw 25 min-
utes before the scheduled end.
"It was a much-needed innings
attacking mode," Tamim said. "When
I reached 160s, the double century
came in my mind."
Shakib Al Hasan was undefeated
on 76 after reaching his 18th test
half-century and Shuvagata Hom
was on 20.
Imrul Kayes, who was involved in
Bangladesh s record stand for any
wicket of 312 with fellow opener
Tamim, made 150.
Off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez
(2-82) and quick Junaid Khan (2-88)
were Pakistan s most effective
"After getting a 300-odd lead, we
could have put them under pressure
on any surface," Pakistan captain
Misbah-ul-Haque said. "That open-
ing partnership was the game-
With Bangladesh all out for 332
in its first innings, Tamim and Kayes
had already slashed the deficit to
just 23 runs before the game headed
into the fifth day.
Pakistan needed an exceptional
opening session Saturday to bring
about any positive outcome but
Kayes was the only dismissal, holing
out after charging left arm spinner
Zulfiqar Babar to offer a catch at
Tamim unleashed three spectac-
ular sixes to reach 200 from 182 in
the space of just seven balls.
The first two sixes off leg-spinner
Yasir Shah came in similar fashion,
advancing down the wicket for
straight sixes at long-on.
Fast bowler Junaid briefly kept him
quiet, sending down three fuller
length deliveries, before Tamim pun-
ished the short ball by hitting it
straight down the ground for his sev-
Tamim also made two centuries
in the ODI series which Bangladesh
won 3-0. He was finally out to a
stumping, after Hafeez s flighted
delivery enticed him out of his
"The test ended in a draw after
we controlled it over the last two
days," Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur
Rahim said. "It s not less than a vic-
tory. I ve never seen such a com-
manding performance against a top
flight opposition (in test cricket)."
The second test starts on Wednes-
day in Dhaka.
Wood, Rashid join ODI squad
Durham seamer Mark Wood and
Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid
will complete England s squad for
next week s one-day international
against Ireland in Dublin.
The pair are currently in the
Caribbean for England s tour of the
West Indies, but neither player has
featured in any of the three Tests.
Eleven players had already been
selected for the Ireland fixture next
Friday, with the England and Wales
Cricket Board announcing that would
be topped up by those who did not
make the cut for the final Test
against the Windies.
"England selectors today
announced that Yorkshire s Adil
Rashid and Durham s Mark Wood
will complete England s 13-man
squad for the Royal London one-day
international (ODI) against Ireland
on Friday May 8 at Malahide,
Dublin," a short ECB statement read.
"Rashid and Wood will return
home early from the West Indies to
join up with the rest of the England
ODI squad to face Ireland."
While Wood and Rashid have
failed to break through into the Test
team, they are said to have impressed
the coaches on tour and could now
push their case for selection in the
Ashington-born paceman Wood,
25, will hope to make his England
debut despite having only featured
in 18 List A matches.
like Wood, has already represented
the Lions this year, and has played
in five ODIs, although his last
appearance for the senior England
team came in November 2009.
The 13-man squad will be cap-
tained by James Taylor in what will
be his 18th ODI, with regular 50-
over captain Eoin Morgan on duty
at the Indian Premier League.
James Vince, Sam Billings, Zafar
Ansari, Lewis Gregory and David
Willey are the other uncapped play-
ers in an inexperienced team. (AP)
Bangladesh: 332 and 555-6
(Tamim Iqbal 206, Imrul Kayes
150, Shakib Al Hasan 76 not out;
Mohammad Hafeez 2-82, Junaid
Khan 2-88). Pakistan: 628 all out
(Mohammad Hafeez 224, Azhar
Ali 83, Asad Shafiq 83, Sarfraz
Ahmed 82; Taijul Islam 6-163,
Shuvagata Hom 2-120)
Bangladesh clinches first
ever Test draw vs Pakistan
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