Sakib, Nafees lead Bangladesh's fightback

Published: Dec 18, 2011, 07:58 IST | AFP |

Shakib Al Hasan cracked a career-best 108 not out and Shahriar Nafees hit a solid 97 to lead Bangladesh's recovery on the opening day of the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dhaka on Saturday.

Shakib Al Hasan cracked a career-best 108 not out and Shahriar Nafees hit a solid 97 to lead Bangladesh's recovery on the opening day of the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dhaka on Saturday.

Bangladesh were struggling at 43-4 following pacer Aizaz Cheema's three-wicket burst in the morning before reaching 234-5 in their first innings at stumps, thanks to Shakib and Nafees.

"I knew the Pakistani bowlers would give me bouncers, so I was prepared for it but unfortunately I could not remove my hand in time. This knock was something I could learn from," said Nafees.

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