Mominul ton, Mushfiq fifty take Tigers past 300

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Mominul ton, Mushfiq fifty take Tigers past 300

 Sports Desk

 Published: 11:07 AM, 24 February 2020   Updated: 01:12 PM, 24 February 2020

Photo: BCB

Photo: BCB

Mominul Haque Sourav pickup up his 9th test ton with a stylish boundary. The hosts are now leading to a big score with his ton and Mushfiqur Rahim’s fifty. The Tigers scored 328 runs by losing only three wickets against Zimbabwe in the third day of the only test at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday.

Until the latest reports, Mominul Haque (111* runs off 167 balls) and Mushfiqur Rahim (84* runs off 117 balls) both are unbeaten and took the lead of 42 runs.   

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, meanhwile, 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.