Chittagong: Mohammad Hafeez strolled unimpeded to a century, and Younis Khan got to within touching distance of one, as Pakistan subjected Bangladesh to a comprehensive lesson in crease-occupation. After the crash-and-burn madness of Bangladesh's batting on the first day, the action swung to the other extreme in the morning as Pakistan blunted the minimal threat posed by their opponents, before gradually moving out of their sight.
Despite it being the weekend, the home fans wisely chose to stay away as their side took a beating for the second day running. In conditions that stayed amiable for batting, Bangladesh had neither the skill nor the discipline to dent Pakistan's now customary Test-match resolve. The seamers, Shahadat Hossain and Rubel Hossain, bowled spells of ornamental value, but the spinners - Elias Sunny and Mahmudullah, in particular - tested the rougher patches on the pitch with flight and rip. However, their impact was minimal against a line-up well-versed in the art of milking spin.