[caption id="attachment_644678" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-644678" alt="Bangladesh's opening batsman Tamim Iqbal AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tamim-Iqbal.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Bangladesh's opening batsman Tamim Iqbal AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/bangladesh" target="_blank">Bangladesh </a>opening batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Tamim-Iqbal" target="_blank">Tamim Iqbal</a> was forced to retire hurt with a thigh muscle injury, after facing just 13 balls on the first day of his team's three-day match against a South African Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park on Thursday. Bangladesh made 306 for 7 decl. after winning the toss. The Invitation XI were 21 for one at the close. Tamim, a veteran of 51 Tests and the team's all-time leading run-scorer, made five runs before leaving the field in the fifth over. <p></p> <p></p>Team manager Minhazul Nanna said the batsman had suffered a strained right thigh muscle. He left the field as a precaution and his condition would be assessed on Friday following a scan. Bangladesh are already without leading all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is being rested from the two-Test series against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/South-Africa" target="_blank">South Africa</a> which starts next Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Mominul Haque, captain Mushfiqur Rahim and Sabbir Rahman made half-centuries for the tourists but Mahmudullah, who is hoping to make a comeback to the Test side after being dropped earlier this year, was out first ball to 19-year-old fast bowler Michael Cohen, who took four for 23. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores:</strong> <p></p> <p></p><strong> Bangladesh</strong> 306 for 7 decl. (Soumya Sarkar 43, Mominul Haque 68, Mushfiqur Rahim 63, Sabbir Rahman 58*; Michael Cohen 4 for 23). <strong>SA Invitation XI</strong> 21 for 1.