Mahmudullah was the star of the second session after scoring an impressive 63 off 160 balls © AFP (File Photo)
Mahmudullah was the star of the second session after scoring an impressive 63 off 160 balls © AFP (File Photo)

By Ayush Gupta

Oct 26, 2014

Bangladesh reached 189 for the loss of five wickets at the tea break of the first test against Zimbabwe at the Shere-e-bangla stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Mahmudullah was the star of the second session after scoring an impressive 63 off 160 balls.

Bangladesh began the post-lunch session on a sad note as their star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan was dismissed for cheap in the form of an unfortunate run out for just five. However, following his dismissal, Mahmudullah along with Mushfiqur Rahim put up an impressive partnership of 64 runs for the fifth wicket. he later went on to score a half-century, but couldn’t last long thereafter and was adjudged leg-before of Sikandar Raza for 63 that came off 160 balls.

Currently, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shuvagata Hom are batting on 41 and 9 respectively. Rahim, nearing a possible fifty would like to steer his innings apart and not just throw away his wicket like others in order to take the score past the Zimbabwean total and earn a good lead by the end of the day.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe 240 (Sikandar Raza 51; Shakib Al Hasan 6 for 59) leads Bangladesh 189/5 (Mahmudullah 68, Mominul Haque 53; T Panyangara 2 for 31) by 51 runs.

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