Pakistan easily defeated Bangladesh in the first Test match, chasing down a 202-run target with 8 wickets in hand. In Test cricket history, this was Pakistan’s third-highest run chase away from home. This was Pakistan’s eighth-highest run-chase in Test cricket.
Pakistan’s best run-chase performance away from home came in 2015 against Sri Lanka. Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by chasing down a 377-point target at Pallekele Cricket Stadium. This was also Pakistan’s highest run chase in Test cricket. Pakistan’s second-highest run-chase away from home occurred in 2003 when they chased down a target of 274 with 7 wickets in hand against New Zealand.
Pakistan’s second-highest run chase was against Australia in 1994, when they chased down 314 with one wicket in hand at National Stadium Karachi. The Men in Green put in an outstanding performance throughout the Test match, winning their second Test in the ongoing World Test Championship cycle. Pakistan will be determined to win the next Test match against Bangladesh and sweep the series in order to gain the most points and continue their ascension up the World Test Championship points table.