Dhaka: Shahriar Nafees and Shakib Al Hasan struck unbeaten half-centuries to rally Bangladesh to 153-4 at tea on the opening day of the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday.   

Nafees (66 not out) and Al Hasan (63 not out) put on a 99 run stand in the second session to pull the home side away from early trouble after they were struggling on 43-4 following a strong opening spell by Pakistan seamer Aizaz Cheema.     

Cheema took advantage of the bowler friendly conditions to claim three wickets after play had been delayed by more than an hour because of dense fog    

The 32-year old right-arm medium pacer claimed his first victim with only his sixth delivery when he had opener Nazimuddin (0) out leg before wicket.   

Seamer Umar Gul then removed the under-performing Tamim Iqbal (14) when the Bangladesh opener's attempted hook shot was caught by Cheema at backward fine leg for 14.   

Cheema returned to bowl out Mahmudullah for a first ball duck to leave the home side, who need to win the match to level the series after suffering an innings defeat in the first test, struggling on 21-3.   

Nasir Hossain (seven) was next to go in the 14th over when he edged a simple catch to wicketkeeper Adnan Akmal off the bowling of Cheema.

(Agencies)