Liton Das and Mushfiqur Rahim frustrated Pakistan with a continuous score of 204 after the host fell to 494 on the first morning of the first test. Das reached the first test century in the 26th test with 199 balls.
On the first day of the first Test at Chattogram, Bangladesh recovered from a shaky start to reach 253-4 against Pakistan.
After Bangladesh was reduced to 49-4 in the first session, Das (113no) and Mushfiqur Rahim (82no) collaborated for an unbroken 204-run partnership.
The opening hour belonged to Pakistan’s fast bowlers, who took advantage of the early dampness on the field to dismiss openers Saif Hasan and Shadman Islam for 14 runs each.
When skipper Mominul Haque (six) nicked behind and then Najmul Shanto (14) went to Faheem Ashraf, off-spinner Sajid Khan gave his side a major breakthrough.
Das and Mushfiqur were cautious at first, surviving some hard periods before dominating for the rest of the day.
Das, who was dropped from the Twenty20 team after a disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup, smashed left-arm spinner Nauman Ali’s short delivery beyond the backward point to take his tally to 50 from 95 balls.
With the surface providing little for the bowlers, Pakistan’s pacers devised a short-ball strategy that almost succeeded when Das, on 67, mistimed one-off Afridi, but Khan took the catch at midwicket.