Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim will aim for his side to complete a memorable 3-0 series whitewash on the final day of the third Test on Sunday © AFP
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim will aim for his side to complete a memorable 3-0 series whitewash on the final day of the third Test on Sunday © AFP

Nov 16, 2014

Mominul Haque scored his fourth Test century to leave Zimbabwe chasing a world record 449-run target to win the third and final Test against Bangladesh. Mominul made an unbeaten 131 as Bangladesh, seeking a 3-0 sweep after winning the first two Tests, piled up 319 for five in their second innings before declaring in the post-tea session of the fourth day’s play.

The tourists ended the Day Four on 71 for one, needing 378 runs more with nine wickets in hand to record an improbable win. The highest fourth innings total so far that won a Test was 418 for seven by the West Indies against Australia in Antigua in 2003.

Sikandar Raza was unbeaten on 43 and Hamilton Masakadza was on 26, the pair having put on 67 for the second wicket after opener Brian Chari was leg-before to Rubel Hossain for zero. Mominul, who was playing only his 12th Test, hit 13 fours in his 189-ball innings.

He put on 113 for the second wicket with Tamim Iqbal, who missed the chance to become the first Bangladeshi batsman to score centuries in both innings of a Test when he was bowled by Natsai M’shangwe for 65. Tamim had made 109 runs in the first innings.

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