Dhaka: Paceman Aizaz Cheema rattled Bangladesh with a three-wicket burst as Pakistan reduced the home side to 54 for four at lunch on the opening day of the second and final test in Dhaka on Saturday.

Pakistan won the toss and opted to bowl first and when play eventually started after an hour-long delay because of dense fog Cheema was able to generate some sharp movement in the helpful conditions.

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.

Shahriar Nafees was the only Bangladeshi batsman to offer some resistance as he reached 24 not out alongside Shakib Al Hasan (nine not out) at the break.

(Agencies)