Mominul departs for 132, Tigers crossed 400

Dhaka, Tuesday   07 April 2020


Mominul departs for 132, Tigers crossed 400

 Sports Desk

 Published: 01:32 PM, 24 February 2020   Updated: 01:37 PM, 24 February 2020



Captain Mominul Haque is the first wicket as Ndlovu takes a brilliant catch off his own bowling — Mominul departed for 132 runs off 234 balls after the 200-run partnership between him and Mushiqur Rahim. 

Until the latest report, Tigers scored 413 by losing 4 wickets in the second session of the third day of the only test at Mirpur Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday.

After the lunch break, Mr. Dependable Mushiqur Rahim got his 7th ton in his test career. 

Earlier, Mominul and Mushfiq started the third day from unbeaten with 55 runs and 20 runs. From the very beginning, Mominul played defensive mode and picked up the 9th ton of his career.

Meanwhile, Mominul’s ton and Mushfiq’s half-century have reduced the pressure for Tigers. On the second day, by losing three wickets in 172 runs, Tigers fell into a small pressure whether they will take a lead or not. But the responsible playing of both Mominul and Mushfiq helped the Tigers into a lead and now they are looking for a big target against Zimbabwe.  

The Tigers started the day with 20 runs behind Zimbabwe’s first innings score. However, Bangladesh took the lead within half an hour. Mr. Dependable Mushfiqur Rahim, meanwhile, picked up another half-century of his career in 95 balls.

Earlier, Fast bowler Abu Jayed Rahi and off-spinner Nayeem Hasan claimed four wickets apiece as Bangladesh shot Zimbabwe out for 265 in its first innings of the solitary Test at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Resuming the day two on 228-6, Zimbabwe was able to add just 37 runs to their overnight total with Rahi and Taijul taking the rest of the four wickets.

Captain Craig Ervine was the highest scorer for Zimbabwe with 107 while opener Prince Masvaure made 64. Chakabva made 30 with the help of three boundaries before being dismissed by Taijul Islam as the last batsman. 

Bangladesh started their 1st innings in reply to Zimbabwe’s 265 and finished the day 240/3, trail by only 25 runs with 7 wickets in hand.