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Shahid Hasmi reports for the BBC
"The Bangladesh team's total surrender may raise concerns they have been granted Test status prematurely"
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Pakistan captain Waqar Younis
"It is always nice to get a win"
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Friday, 31 August, 2001, 07:19 GMT 08:19 UK
Pakistan seal emphatic win
Danish Kaneria celebrates a wicket
Bangladesh had no answer to Kaneria
Test match, Multan, day three: Pakistan 546-3 declared beat Bangladesh 134 & 148 by an innings and 264 runs

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An unequal contest came to a predictable end as Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria claimed his second six-wicket haul of the game at the new Multan Cricket Stadium.

It was the home side's biggest margin of victory and the sixth biggest in Test history.

The gulf in quality and experience between the two sides was again underlined as Bangladesh lost their last seven wickets in 22.1 overs after resuming on 55 for three.

Habibul Bashar showed a level of technique and tenacity which his teammates could not match as he survived to finish on 56 not out after coming in at No 3 in Thursday's final session.

  Biggest Test wins
1938 England beat Australia by an innings and 579 runs at The Oval
1958 West Indies beat India by an innings and 336 runs in Calcutta
1946 Australia beat England by an innings and 332 runs in Brisbane
1995 West Indies beat New Zealand by an innings and 322 runs in Wellington
1974 England beat India by an innings and 285 runs at Lord's
2001 Pakistan beat Bangladesh by an innings and 264 runs in Multan

Kaneria raced through the middle order for match figures of 12 for 94 and Pakistan skipper Waqar Younis wrapped things up with the final two wickets.

But it was bad news for the Asian Test Championship with India's withdrawal effectively turning it into a contest between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with Bangladesh still novices in the five-day game.

The only question remaining when play resumed was how long Bangladesh could survive.

The match had already been put out of their reach thanks to Pakistan's dominant batting display which saw five players reach centuries.

Bangladesh were soon in trouble as Kaneria had Aminul Islam caught at slip for 18 by Younis Khan in only the fifth over of the day.

It was the first of four catches for the substitute fielder with Akram Khan, Bangladesh skipper Naimur Rahman and Hasibul Hossain following in similar fashion.

The only partnership of note saw Bashar and Hossain add 45 for the eighth wicket before the latter was dismissed for a bright and breezy 31, which included a six and four fours.

There was time for Bashar to reach reached his fourth half century in eight Test innings and he faces 97 balls in all and hit five boundaries.

But the final word belonged to Younis, who had taken the first two Bangladesh wickets on the second day..

He had Mohammad Sharif caught behind for three and then removed last man Manjural Islam's off stump to finish with four for 19 and raise his career total to 332 wickets in 74 Tests.


Pakistan: Waqar Younis (captain), Inzamam-ul-Haq (vice captain), Saeed Anwar, Taufiq Umer, Yousuf Youhana, Faisal Iqbal, Rashid Latif, Shoaib Malik, Wasim Akram, Abdur Razzaq, Danish Kaneria.

Bangladesh: Naimur Rehman (captain), Khaled Masud (vice captain), Javed Omer, Mehrab Hossain, Aminul Islam, Habibul Bashar, Akram Khan, Enamul Haque, Hasibul Hossain, Monjorul Islam, Mohammad Sharif.

Umpires: Darrell Hair (Australia) and Peter Manuel (Sri Lanka)


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