Dhaka: Off-spinner Sajid Khan claimed 6-35 as Pakistan reduced Bangladesh to 76-7 in their first innings before bad light forced an early stumps on the fourth day of the second Test in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Pakistan earlier declared their first innings on 300-4, as Mohammad Rizwan (53 out) and Fawad Alam (50 not out) put 103-run in an unbroken fifth-wicket stand.
Sajid Khan struck immediately after Pakistan’s declaration as he took the wickets of openers Mahmudul Hasan (0) and Shadman Islam (three) while skipper Mominul Haque was run out for one as Pakistan reduced Bangladesh to 22-3 by tea.
Earlier, Mohammad Rizwan and Fawad Alam each hit a fifty and shared 103 runs in an unbroken stand to put Pakistan in a strong position.
Rizwan was on 53 off 94 balls while Fawad was on 50 facing 96 when skipper Babar Azam called back the two batsmen an hour into the post-lunch session.
Only 63.2 overs of play were possible in the first three days because of rain and bad light, with Pakistan reaching 188-2 after electing to bat first.
Pakistan lost two quick wickets early in the day after yet another delayed start following day three’s complete washout at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
Ebadot Hossain dismissed Azhar Ali for 56 runs in the second over of the day as wicketkeeper Liton Das took a simple catch after a top-edge.
Pace bowler Khaled Ahmed trapped Babar leg-before for his maiden Test wicket three overs later as the Pakistan skipper was out for 76 runs, adding just five to his overnight 71.
Rizwan was given out twice, on 0 and 12, off the bowling of Ebadot and Taijul Islam respectively, but on both occasions he survived on review.
Taijul took the first two Pakistan wickets, on the opening day, before rain interrupted the game.
Pakistan lead the two-Test series 1-0 after an eight-wicket win in Chittagong.