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Day 2 report: Mushfiqur Rahim hit 219 not out, the best particular person rating by a Bangladesh batsman, to information the hosts right into a place of dominance towards Zimbabwe on Monday, the second day of the ultimate take a look at.
Rahim, the primary wicketkeeper-batsman to attain two double centuries in test-match cricket, helped Bangladesh declare the primary innings on 522-7 for its highest rating towards Zimbabwe and take a agency grip on the take a look at by lowering the guests to 25-1 at Sher-e-Bangla Nationwide Cricket Stadium.
No batsman from Bangladesh has ever hit multiple double century, with Tamim Iqbal (206) and Shakib Al Hasan (217) its different two double centurions.
“I actually didn’t know or keep in mind,” Rahim stated. “All that I considered was that I needed to rating 200, after which as a lot as doable.
“To be trustworthy, I needed to attain not less than 250 in order that we might attain a good higher place. On the identical time, I feel we even have to offer the bowlers sufficient time because the wicket has not deteriorated that a lot.”
After his document 266-run fourth-wicket partnership with Mominul Haque (161) on the primary day, Rahim made two essential partnerships on day two to slowly bat out Zimbabwe.
He and skipper Mahmudullah mixed for 73 runs for the sixth wicket earlier than sharing a 144-run partnership with Mehidy Hasan in an unbroken eighth-wicket partnership.
Bangladesh mustered 105 runs within the second session on the expense of two wickets after accumulating solely 62 runs within the opening session of day two, resuming the day on 303-5.
“Spinners will get a number of assist (later),” Rahim stated. “Our plan was to bat so massive within the first innings that we do not want the second innings. Mominul batted rather well whereas (Hasan) supported me together with his runs. I’m grateful to them.”
After a wicketless session, quick bowler Kyle Jarvis (5-71) gave Zimbabwe its first breakthrough simply after lunch, eradicating Mahmudullah for 36.
Two overs later, Jarvis accomplished his third five-for, getting the higher of Ariful Haque (4) with a short-pitched supply.
However that was Zimbabwe’s final success on the irritating day because it was one bowler brief after quick bowler Tendai Chatara strained his left quadriceps, ruling him out from the match after he delivered solely two balls within the morning session.
Zimbabwe fielding coach Shepherd Makunura stated Chatara was set to bear medical exams on Monday evening.
“Clearly, in such a state, you would not wish to lose considered one of your strike bowlers,” Makunura stated. “I feel the sport remains to be evenly poised, though Bangladesh batted fairly properly. If we will negotiate the primary session, we will make life slightly simpler for ourselves. It’ll take a number of batting for us.”
In an in any other case a chanceless innings, Rahim dominated the bowlers fully, hitting 18 fours and one six in an innings of 421 balls.
Mehidy Hasan helped him nonetheless with 68 not out, smashing 5 fours and one six.
Aiming to win its first take a look at sequence since 2011, Zimbabwe started cautiously earlier than left-arm spinner Taijul Islam broke by way of with the wicket of captain Hamilton Maskadza, who pushed a turning supply to first slip for 14.
Brian Chari and nightwatchman Donald Tiripano have been batting on 10 and zero earlier than the top of the day.
With inputs from AP
Printed Date: November 13, 2018
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