Bangladesh can take heart in the fact while their bowling has suffered, their batting appears to be chugging along nicely.
A win for Bangaldesh in Mirpur will see them pull away from England, who are at the bottom of the WTC standings in the nine-team table.
Tamim Iqbal completed his 10th Test century before Sri Lanka clawed their way back into the contest with quick strikes in the first Test against Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka's cricketers are hoping to distract their fans from political turmoil back home when they take on Bangladesh in a two-Test series starting this weekend.
Shakib Al Hasan has been cleared to play in the first Test against Sri Lanka starting Sunday after recovering from COVID.
New Zealand batter Henry Nicholls escapes serious calf injury, set to depart for England for Test series
Henry Nicholls has been a crucial member of New Zealand's Test squad of late, averaging 40.38 in 46 Tests with eight hundreds.
Khaled Ahmed has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee after he breached the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test against South Africa.
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque bemoaned the failure of his players to perform with both bat and ball.
Australia played in Pakistan for the first time since 1998, having previously refused to tour over security fears.
Captain Pat Cummins declared Australia’s second innings at 227-3 shortly after tea, Usman Khawaja having achieved an unbeaten 104, his second successive century.
In a sensational collapse after tea on Day 3, Pakistan lost seven wickets for 41 runs, the last four wickets without adding a run as Cummins finished with 5-56 and Starc took 4-36.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam predicts another slow wicket will test the patience and skills of batters when his side meets Australia in the decisive third and final test on Monday.
Pakistan batter Mohammad Rizwan said that batting two days and saving a match against Australia in the second Test, was a big achievement for his side.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam praises Mohammad Rizwan for his performance against Australia in 2nd Test
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam praised his fellow batter Mohammad Rizwan for his fiery performance in the second Test against Australia.
Australia vs Pakistan second Test: Pat Cummins strikes before lunch as Abdullah Shafique falls for 96
Cummins struck eight minutes before lunch to end an epic third-wicket stand of 228 between Shafique and Pakistan captain Babar with the score on 249.