Twitter Reactions: Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan’s brilliances make Bangladesh firm favourites in Chattogram Test

Twitter Reactions: Mominul Haque, Mehidy Hasan’s brilliances make Bangladesh firm favourites in Chattogram Test

Miraz picked three wickets in the final session to cap off another impressive day for the Tigers.

Mominul Haque and Liton Das
Mominul Haque and Liton Das. (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

The fourth day’s play in Chattogram was mostly about Bangladesh getting a stronger grip on the match. The pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium has started to play some tricks and West Indies will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to even pull off a draw. At the close of the penultimate day of the opening Test, the Caribbean team needs 285 runs to win with seven wickets left in hand.

Mominul carries Bangladesh

The Tigers had the reliable Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque in the middle when the day started. But then, Rahkeem Cornwall trapped Mushfiqur in front to make more inroads into the hosts’ batting lineup. But skipper Mominul and Liton Das steadied the ship. Once the lead kept escalating, the duo started playing some attacking strokes without having much trouble.

Momimul perished to a rash shot in the first innings, but he made amends in the second. The left-hander notched his 10th Test ton, becoming the batter with the most number of Test centuries from his country. He was involved in a 133-run partnership with Liton, who played in his own aggressive way. Mominul got to his century off 173 balls and his knock was laced with 10 glorious fours.

Mehidy strikes yet another time

He got out while trying to flick Shannon Gabriel for a six over the leg side. Kemar Roach, in the deep, took a decent catch. Liton, on the other hand, scored 69 runs off 112 balls with five fours. He fell prey to left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican. Mehidy Hasan Miraz, after racking up his maiden Test century, couldn’t deliver with the bat. Once he got out to Warrican, the Tigers declared their innings.

On a track, which showed signs of deterioration, the hosts set a target of 395 for West Indies to chase down. The Caribbean unit got off to a poor start after Mehidy removed Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell in their 20s. Shane Moseley became Miraz’s third victim. However, Nkrumah Bonner and Kyle Mayers stayed not out on 15 and 37 to ensure that the visitors went into stumps with more hiccups.

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