Sajid Khan smashed the bating line of Bangladesh within the second Test and took eight wickets for 42 runs
By Web Desk
December 08, 2021
DHAKA: Off-spinner Sajid Khan Wednesday added one other feather to his cap as he grew to become Pakistan’s second off-spinner to take eight wickets in a single innings.
He achieved the feat through the second Bangladesh Test performed on the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Khan levelled the report of Pakistan interim head coach Saqlain Mushtaq who bagged the figures of 8/164 towards England within the Lahore Test in 2000.
Sajid Khan smashed the bating line of Bangladesh within the second Test and took eight wickets for 42 runs. Pakistan bowled out Bangladesh for simply 87 runs within the first innings.
Earlier, Pakistan’s legendary cricketers Abdul Qadir Khan and Sarfraz Nawaz had clinched 9 wickets every in 1987 and 1979 respectively.
Abdul Qadir Khan bagged 9 wickets for 56 runs towards England in an innings in 1987 whereas Sarfraz Nawaz took 9 wickets for 86 runs towards Australia in 1979.
PM Imran Khan, as soon as Pakistan’s most celebrated cricketer, ran by a Sri Lankan batting order in Lahore to complete up with figures of 8/58 in March 1982.
Former right-arm quick bowler Sikander Bakht, now a distinguished cricket analyst, took 8/69 towards India within the second Test match of the 1979 sequence, in Delhi.
After rain hampered play for a day-and-a-half in Dhaka, the Test match was headed for a sure draw, given Pakistan declared their first innings on Day 4.
However, Sajid Khan breathed life again into the sport, taking six fast wickets on Day Four after which two once more the following day, to complete with eight wickets.
Green Shirts have enforced a follow-on towards Tigers and are eyeing a victory towards the hosts.