Pakistan on top in the first Test
Pakistan on top of the young Bangladeshi team on the first day of the opening Test of the Asian Test Championship. Bangladesh, batting first, were bowled out for a mere total of 134. The young leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria, was the star of the Pakistani bowling attack, taking 6 wickets in 13 overs for just 42 runs. For Bangladesh, Mehrab Hossain scored the most runs,19. After a fantastic performance by the Pakistani bowling, Saeed Anwar put on a show of his own. He scored a marvelous 101 in just 104 balls; his innings consisted of 17 fours and a six, taking him over the 4000 runs mark in Test cricket. Taufeeq Umar, the debutante, scored 77 runs at the end of the first day. He was accompanied by Inzamam-ul-Haq, who scored 25. Pakistan leads Bangladesh by 85 runs with 8 wickets and four days of play remaining. The young Bangladeshi team was once again unable to put runs on the board and incapable of stopping the runs of the other team, proving the critics right once more that they should not have been given Test status this early. Pakistan go into the second day with a lead of 85 runs and 8 players still to bat.