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Mominul falls after Bangladesh get past 400

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 03:39 PM, 22 April 2021  

Mominul falls after Bangladesh get past 400

Mominul falls after Bangladesh get past 400

Mominul Haque finally ended his century drought in an overseas country with a stylish ton in the first Test against Sri Lanka today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. The Bangladesh skipper ended his brilliant innings scoring 127 off 304. With the fall of his wicket, Bangladesh lost their 4th wicket to 424.

Till the Tea break, Bangladesh scored 440/4 in 145 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim and Liton Das are in the batting scoring 22 and 12 respectively. 

Earlier, the visitors started their day-2 batting with the overnight score 302 for 2. Nazmul Hossain Shanto (126) and Mominul (64) were in the batting. Two overnight batsmen start day-2 batting slowly.

Mominul Haque finally ended his century drought in an overseas country with a stylish ton in the first Test against Sri Lanka today at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.

The first overseas century in his career came in his 43rd match and at a moment when he was under severe pressure following Bangladesh’s only one victory in six matches under his captaincy.

Mominul had done it in style. As Dananjaya de Silva gave some width, Mominul confidently cut it wide of the backward point fielder for his 11th four, which brought up his 11th century and first overseas ton off 224 ball. This was moreover his third century against Sri Lanka in the last five innings.

Soon after Mominul Haque touched his 11the Test hundred Najmul Hossain Shanto became only the second batter from the team to cross 150 in his maiden Test century. The pair also added 242 runs for the third-wicket stand before Shanto (163 off 378) c & b by Kumara.

Mominul and Mushfiqur added 30 runs in the 4th wickets stand before Mominul dismissed by DM de Silva. 

After losing skipper Mominul, Musfiqur Rahim, and Liton Das finished the second session remained unbeaten.  

MVT Fernando took 2 wickets while DM de Silva and Lahiru Kumara bagged one wicket each.

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