Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh turned out to be quite a memorable one for the Babar Azam-led side. Not only did the visitors clean sweep both the white-ball and the Test series but they even played some good cricket to come out of passages where the result could have been different to end up on the winning side each time.
On Wednesday, Pakistan also completed an innings and eight runs win just in time in what was looking like a match heading towards a draw at the Sher-e Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Although much of the limelight was on the performance of Pakistan on the cricket field, there were also others who took note of the beautiful gesture from Abid Ali outside of the cricketing contest.
Abid grabbed headlines when he fed a cat during the lunch break. He was seen carrying a plate from the dressing room towards the stands where a cat was waiting. Abid then served it the food as it started eating. The video of the incident has gone viral on the internet.
It is not only the players who are taking lunch. #BANvPAK,” Pakistan Cricket Board captioned the video.
Check out the video here:
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 8, 2021
For the most part of the second Test, it kept raining and there was very little chance of a result in the Test at Dhaka. Yet Pakistan looked for a result and produced that in the dying stages of the match on Day 5.
The Men in Green went in for an early declaration to push for a result after scoring 300 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. However, their job was only half done as they needed to bowl Bangladesh out for a low score to have any hopes of getting a result which is exactly what they did with the wrecker-in-chief, as far as Pakistan’s bowling attack is concerned, being Sajid Khan who scalped 8/42 in the first innings, picking 6 alone on Day 4.
Thanks to his performance, Bangladesh were bowled out for 87 in the first innings and Pakistan did not think twice before enforcing a follow-on with over two sessions remaining in the final day. Although the visitors managed to take 4 wickets early again in the second innings, there were a couple of partnerships in the middle and even when the two partnerships were broken Shakib Al Hasan along with Mehidy Hasan was putting up a resilient show with time running out for Pakistan.
It was then that Babar Azam even got his maiden international wicket before the tail was wrapped up in quick time as Pakistan registered a victory.