Sajid etches name in history alongside Pakistan’s bowling greats

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Pakistan’s right-arm off-break bowler Sajid Khan single-handedly propelled Pakistan into the driving seat of the rain-hit Dhaka Test Wednesday after he finished with figures of 8/42.

After rain hampered play for a day-and-a-half in Dhaka, the Test match was headed for a certain draw, given Pakistan declared their first innings on Day 4.

However, Sajid Khan breathed life back into the game, taking six quick wickets on Day 4 and then two again the next day, to finish with eight wickets.

Pakistan have enforced a follow-on against Bangladesh and are eyeing a victory against the hosts.

Taking eight wickets is no easy feat and by achieving it, Sajid has etched his name in history alongside some of the greatest of the game that Pakistan has ever produced.

Here’s a brief look at the most number of Test wickets taken in an innings by Pakistani bowlers: Pakistan’s most prolific leg-spinner, Abdul Qadir, took 9/56 against England in the 1987/88 series. In March 1982, now Prime Minister Imran Khan.—APP

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