Bangladesh have made a mess of this rain-marred second Test match in Dhaka. After a delayed start to Day 4, Pakistan rode an unbeaten 107-run fifth-wicket stand between Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman to declare their innings at 300/4. In reply, Bangladesh were all at sea and unable to build a partnership. Pakistan off-spinner Sajid Khan took six wickets. With just a day left, only two results are possible - a draw or a win for Pakistan. Bangladesh lost the first Test at Chittagong. Get highlights of BAN vs PAK Day 4 here.
16:13 PM IST: Day 4 stumps
Umpires have called stumps on Day 4. Bangladesh finish at 76/7. They still need 25 runs to avoid the follow-on. Pakistan have declared their first innings at 300/4.
15:49 PM IST: Sajid rattles Bangladesh
Is Sajid Khan trying to an Ajaz Patel here in Dhaka? The off-spinner just got his sixth wicket in the innings. Mehidy Hasan, clean bowled by Sajid for a duck. Bangladesh 71/7. The only other wicket was run out.
15:41 PM IST: 5-star Sajid Khan
Sajid Khan completes his five-wicket haul. The off-spinner dismisses Liton Das and Nazmul Hossain Shanto in quick successions for his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests. Bangladesh 65/6
15:25 PM IST: Sajid picks three
Sajid Khan is on fire today. The off-spinner dismisses Mushfiqur Rahim, caught by Fawad Alam for 5. Bangladesh 43/4
14:57 PM IST: Bangladesh in trouble
Bangladesh are in serious trouble in replying to Pakistan's 300/4 decl. The hosts have lost their skipper Mominul Haque for just 1, run out. Bangladesh 22/3
14:35 PM IST: Sajid strikes again
Sajid Khan strikes again. Shadman Islam gives a catch to Hasan Ali for 3. Bangladesh 20/2 in reply to Pakistan's 300/4 decl.
14:13 PM IST: Joy departs
Bangladesh lose Mahmudul Hasan Joy for no score. The wicket has been taken by Pakistan off-spinner Sajid Khan. BAN 1/1 replying to PAK's 300/4 declared.
14:02 PM IST: Bangla start
The Bangladesh innings has started. Pakistan have opened with Shaheen Shah Afridi. Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Shadman Islam are facing one of the world's leading pacers. This should be an interesting phase. Bangladesh 0/0 in 1 over.
13:55 PM IST: The PAK Declaration
Pakistan have declared their first innings at 300/4. Rizwan (53 not out) and Fawad Alam (50 not out) have produced a stand of 103 runs in 30.4 overs. They really forced the pace and the visitors now have plenty to put pressure on Bangladesh. Taijul Islam has been Bangladesh's most successful bowler with 2/73. Shakib Al Hasan did not get a wicket in his 19 overs.
13:28 PM IST: 50 for Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan has slammed a fifty off 86 balls. Pakistan are 284 for four and looking for quick runs.
13:20 PM IST: Alam, Rizwan lead PAK
The Fawad Alam-Mohammad Rizwan partnership is simply unbreakable. They have put on 78 runs for the unbeaten fifth wicket now. Pakistan 272/4. Fawad Alam (33*) and Mohammad Rizwan (42)
12:17 PM IST: Lunch
Lunch taken. Fawad Alam (19*) and Mohammad Rizwan (26*) are currently at the crease. Pakistan 242/4.
11:59 AM IST: Pakistan going strong
There is no stopping Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan. After the departure of overnight batsmen early in the morning, the duo has so far accumulated 43 runs for the unbeaten fifth wicket. Pakistan 236/4
11:06 AM IST: 200 up for Pakistan
Pakistan cross the 200-run mark with a boundary from Fawad Alam off Khaled Ahmed. Pakistan 203/4
10:44 AM IST: Pakistan lose Babar
Two quick wickets for Bangladesh in the morning. Khaled Ahmed traps Babar Azam, LBW for 76. Babar goes for a review but is unsuccessfull. Pakistan 197/4. Mohammad Rizwan joins Fawad Alam in the middle.
10:32 AM IST: Bangladesh have struck early. The Babar Azam-Azhar Ali association comes to an end. Right-arm medium pacer Ebadot Hossain gets the breakthrough. Azhar Ali top edges a pull and wicketkeeper Liton Das completes an easy catch. Azhar Ali is out for 56. Pakistan 193/3. Fawad Alam joins his captain in the middle.
10:21 AM IST: Finally, Azhar Ali and Babar Azam are in the middle. Bangladesh start with their pacer Khaled Ahmed. PAK 188/2.
10:13 AM IST: Good news
Some good news from Dhaka. The outfield is still wet but 100 minutes of play is being planned for the first session on Tuesday. The other sessions will be the usual two-hour blocks each. Weather permitting, of course. Continue to watch this space for the live updates and live scores of BAN vs PAK second Test at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur.
8:50 AM IST: Delayed start
The rain hasn't stopped in Dhaka as there is a steady drizzle currently forcing the groundsmen to cover the entire square. The players are waiting anxiously on the sidelines but we will have a delayed start
The Rain Gods have not been kind to cricket fans of Bangladesh. Cyclone Jawad may not have left a trail of destruction like most cyclones do, but it has robbed the Bangladesh national cricket team of an opportunity to salvage some pride against a red-hot Pakistan team.
Bangladesh are desperate to square the two-Test series after losing the first Test in Chattogram by eight wickets. The home team was banking on star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan to bolster the Tigers but the rains have been a damper.
Pakistan are in no hurry to play. Thirty minutes of play was possible on Day 2 on Sunday. When play started after lunch, Pakistan added another 27 runs in the 6.2 overs possible without any loss of wicket.
The tourists are 188 for two with Azhar Ali (52) scoring his 34th half-century and Babar Azam batting on 71. Not a ball was bowled on Monday (Day 3). With more rain or thundershowers being predicted in many parts of Bangladesh in the next 24 hours, a draw looks like the only possible result.