Anamul Haque has laid the foundation for a string total for Bangladesh in the first innings © AFP (File Photo)
Anamul Haque has laid the foundation for a string total for Bangladesh in the first innings © AFP (File Photo)

 

Feb 26, 2014

 

Anamul Haque missed out on the golden opportunity of scoring his maiden One-Day International (ODI) ton, as he was dismissed on 77 by Varun Aaron in 37th over. Haque had played wonderfully till his dismissal, donning the role of the aggressor in the Bangladeshi innings.

 

He brought up his fifty in 67 balls, and paired up with his captain, Mushfiqur Rahim to take the home team to a position of dominance in the first innings. The opener had to endure a rough start as Bangladesh lost two top order batsmen inside 11 overs. Then, after he was joined by Mushfiqur, Anamul freed his arms, and especially went after Aaron. Aaron’s figures after his first spell read 39 runs off five overs. Most of that damage was caused Anamul.

 

He and Mushfiqur stitched a 133-run partnership which has laid the platform for Bangladesh to explode from here on, with about 10 overs remaining in the innings.

 

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