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Day 1 report: Momimul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim each hit centuries and shared a report 266-run partnership to raise Bangladesh to 303-5 from a precarious 26-Three on the opening day of the second take a look at vs Zimbabwe on Sunday.
Haque smashed 161, his third 150-plus knock, highest by any Bangladeshi batsman whereas Rahim made an unbeaten 111 because the hosts had been lastly capable of cross 200 runs after eight take a look at innings.
Haque’s seventh take a look at ton included 19 boundaries and gave Bangladesh agency management after Zimbabwe’s quick bowlers had wobbled the hosts inside the primary hour of the sport.
“As soon as we acquired out of the powerful state of affairs, we felt extra snug,” stated Haque. “I believe reaching 100 all the time makes you emotional. I did not know what I used to be going to do (to have a good time).
“I believe it’s one in every of my greatest a whole lot. It was an fascinating innings. It was harder than a few of my different a whole lot.”
Rahim, who raised his first century since his 127 towards India 21 months in the past, gave Haque help.
“Mushfiqur (Rahim) guided me all through my innings. I came upon why he is without doubt one of the prime 5 gamers in Bangladesh. It actually affected me. I believe his enter was essential for me,” Mentioned Haque.
The duo had near-complete management of Zimbabwe’s bowlers, who had earlier capitalized on some reckless shot choice by Bangladeshi batsmen.
Zimbabwe quick bowlers Kyle Jarvis and Donald Tiripano rattled by way of the hosts’ prime order within the first hour, with Jarvis (3-48) making the primary breakthrough within the seventh over, dismissing opener Imrul Kayes for no rating after the batsman acquired an inside edge to supply a catch behind the wicket.
“I assumed this morning there was a little bit of moisture,” Jarvis stated. “It was conducive to seam bowling this morning. Credit score’s acquired to go to Mominul and Mushfiqur. They battled by way of a extremely powerful time on the market, they usually batted rather well and actually sensibly. Credit score should go to them, as a result of it may simply have been 5 – 6 wickets down early.”
The hosts then compounded their poor begin when the opposite opener, Liton Das (9), performed a unfastened shot and chipped straight to mid-wicket off Jarvis’s subsequent over.
Tiripano (1-33) then acquired the higher of debutant Mohammad Mithun (0), who supplied a catch to first slip chasing a large supply.
However Haque and Rahim steadied the ship for Bangladesh, with Haque elevating his century, from 150 balls, along with his 12th boundary because the hosts rallied within the afternoon.
Rahim’s sixth take a look at century got here off 187 balls with the assistance of eight boundaries.
Collectively Rahim and Haque introduced up Bangladesh’s highest partnership towards Zimbabwe, earlier than quick bowler Tendai Chatara dismissed Haque with the second new ball.
Kyle Jarvis then eliminated nightwatchman Taijul Islam (4) within the penultimate over however skipper Mahmudullah and Rahim noticed off the day.
With inputs from AP
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