Pakistan overcame Bangladesh by an innings and eight runs in the second Test in Dhaka, thanks to off-spinner Sajid Khan’s 12-wicket haul. Pakistan dominated the series 2-0 and maintained their second-place finish in the World Test Championship (WTC) standings with 36 points. Bangladesh resumed day 5 with a score of 76 for 7, adding only 11 runs to their overnight total. As a result, Pakistan had no qualms about implementing retaliation. Sajid concluded with 8 for 42, the highest bowling stats he’s ever had against Bangladesh.

Bangladesh lost four wickets in nine overs before Liton Das (45) and Mushfiqur Rahim (48) put together a 73-run fifth-wicket stand to bring the innings back to life. They initially absorbed the pressure and, for the first time in the match, Pakistan struggled to make a breakthrough. Bangladesh believed they may salvage the Test when Shakib Al Hasan (68) put up 49 with Mushfiqur and then 51 with Mehidy Hasan (14). However, when captain Babar Azam dismissed Mehidy for his first Test wicket, Sajid got the better of Shakib.

The umpires had told Pakistan to only use spinners in the dim light, which they dutifully followed. Sajid completed the formalities by dismissing the final two batters, finishing with statistics of 12 for 128 in the match. Pakistan scored 300 for 4 in a match that was rained out over two days, thanks to the fifties from Babar Azam (76), Azhar Ali (56), Mohammad Rizwan (53*), and Fawad Alam (50*). That proved plenty, as they were able to bundle Bangladesh out twice in around five periods. Pakistan won the first match of the series by an eight-wicket margin in Chattogram.