Twitter Reactions: Bangladesh ride on Mominul and Mushfiqur’s centuries
Bangladesh were initially reduced to 26/3 in the 12th over.
Updated - Nov 11, 2018 5:10 pm
The first Test in Sylhet turned out to be a nightmare for Bangladesh as they slumped to a massive defeat against Zimbabwe and also lost their chance of winning the series. However, the Tigers have come out all guns blazing in the second match at Sher-E-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka as they ended the first day with the score at 303/5 in the 90 overs after struggling in the initial phase of the day.
Mominul and Mushfiqur steady the ship
The hosts won the toss and didn’t have any hesitation to bat first, but they got off to a shambolic start as Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara ran through the top order. Liton Das, Imrul Kayes and Mohammad Mithun couldn’t breach the double-figure mark as Bangladesh were reduced to 26/3 in the 12th over. The onus was thereafter on Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Both bucked down to take their team through to Lunch, having played out 14 more overs. The second session turned out to be a productive one for them as they raced to their respective half-centuries. Mominul went on to score his seventh Test century even as Mushfiqur, at the other end, kept frustrating the Zimbabwean bowlers. At Tea, the home team were at 207/3.
Visitors strike late in the day
The duo carried on with their good work even in the last season. Even Mushfiqur accomplished his ton as they threatened to run away with the match. Just when it seemed that they would end the day without any further hiccup, Chatara got rid of Mominul, who eventually scored 161 runs from 247 balls with 19 fours. The stand fetched 266 runs and bailed the Tigers out.
After his dismissal, Taijul Islam was sent as the nightwatchman and he was removed by Jarvis. The Zimbabweans resorted to taking the Decision Review System (DRS) after which the left-hander was adjudged caught-behind. Skipper Mahmudullah came out and didn’t have to play a delivery as Mushfiqur staved off Chatara in the final over to remain not out on 111 from 231 balls.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) November 11, 2018
Bangladesh hasn't scored 300-plus batting first in Mirpur since 2011. #BANvZIM
— Mohammad Isam (@Isam84) November 11, 2018
— Sachin Padwal (@sachin140778) November 11, 2018
All the top-10 test teams are involved in a bilateral tournament.
Eight of whom are playing today.
Plus Women's World T20 #INDWvPAKW.
— Kunal (@desipatrakar) November 11, 2018
— 🇮🇳 Anuradha 🇮🇳 (@AnuRadha9082) November 11, 2018
— Zim Undercover Agent (@undercoverzimbo) November 11, 2018
161 by Mominul Haque, is the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman in Tests at SBNCS, Mirpur. #BANvZIM
— Imran Hasan (@Imranhasan02) November 11, 2018
Today's 4th wicket partnerships so far
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) November 11, 2018
Mushfiqur Rahim is now involved in FOUR of the Highest 5 Partnerships for Bangladesh in Test Cricket. Also, he is one part of the Highest Stands for Bangladesh in Tests for the 3rd Wicket, 4th Wicket, 5th Wicket, 6th Wicket and 8th Wicket. #BANvZIM
— Israr Ahmed Hashmi (@IamIsrarHashmi) November 11, 2018