Bangladesh lost the only wicket of opener, Tamim Iqbal, who was a centurion in this session scoring 109 runs and putting Bangladesh in total control © AFP (File Photo)
Bangladesh lost the only wicket of opener, Tamim Iqbal, who was a centurion in this session scoring 109 runs and putting Bangladesh in total control © AFP (File Photo)

By Ayush Gupta

Nov 4, 2014

Bangladesh are 316 for the loss of four wickets on the second day of the 2nd Test against Zimbabwe at Khulna. Bangladesh lost the only wicket of opener, Tamim Iqbal, who was a centurion in this session scoring 109 runs and putting Bangladesh in total control.

Bangladesh started the day on the score of 193 for the loss of three wickets when opener Iqbal and all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan walked out to the crease. Iqbal was on 74 while Shakib on 13 were on a mission to not let Bangladesh suffer early set back at the start of the day. Zimbabwe too had come up with such plan, however, the batsmen didn’t let them settle down as they continued to play in the same manner as of the previous day and defended most of the balls without going for any undue risks or ambitious strokes.

Although Shakib was more free-flowing than Iqbal, Tamim brought up his century at the same time when Shakib brought up his half-century. Tamim scored his ton off 312 deliveries including 10 boundaries while Shakib got to his fifty off 71 balls including five boundaries and a six. However, Iqbal failed to last long as he went down for 109 off Hamilton Masakadza. Shakib and Iqbal together put-up a 132-run partnership.

Currently, Shakib and skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim are batting on 89 and 11 respectively and would be interesting to see how the post-lunch session goes for both the teams.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 316 for 4 (Tamim Iqbal 109, Shakib Al Hasan 89*; T Panyangara 2 for 39) vs Zimbabwe.

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(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer)