Pakistan win first Test against Bangladesh by innings and 44 runs

Pakistan on Monday won the first Test against Bangladesh by an innings and 44 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi.

With the win in less than 90 minutes on day four of the Test, Pakistan secured a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. The second match will be played in Karachi from April 5-9.

Bangladesh started the fourth day on 126-6 needing another 86 runs to avoid an innings defeat with two days to play and with Mominul Haque and Najumul Hossain Shanto on the crease. However once the Tigers lost Haque, the wickets quickly followed.

Naseem was awarded man of the match for his four wickets, while Yasir Shah was named player of the match.

On Sunday, teenage paceman Naseem became the youngest player to record a Test hat trick. Just when Bangladesh seemed to have fought their way back into the match at 124-2 minutes before the close on the third day, Naseem destroyed them with three wickets off successive deliveries.

Naseem trapped Najumul Hossain Shanto leg before off the fourth ball of his seventh over for 38, then followed up with dismissals of Taijul Islam (lbw) and Mahmudullah (caught) with the next two deliveries.

Naseem had figures of 4-26 before he left the field with a shoulder injury. Shanto and Mominul Haque, unbeaten on 37 at the close, had added 71 for the third wicket after they lost Saif Hassan on 16 and Tamim Iqbal on 34.