Mushfiqur Rahim first Bangladesh batsman to score two Test double-centuries
Mushfiqur Rahim has gone where no Bangladesh batsman has gone before. @AFP

Former Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has become the first batsman from his country to register two Test double-centuries, doing so on day two of the second Test versus Zimbabwe at Mirpur.

The experienced wicketkeeper had in March 2013 scored Bangladesh s first Test double-century, against Sri Lanka in Galle, a feat since managed by Tamim Iqbal in 2015 with 206 against Pakistan at Khulna and Shakib Al Hasan with 217 versus New Zealand in Wellington in January 2017.

In scoring an unbeaten 219, Mushfiqur has made the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman and his 421-ball marathon is the longest innings (in terms minutes and balls faced). Former captain Aminul Islam batted 535 minutes for his 145 versus India in Bangladesh s debut Test in 2000 and Mohammad Ashraful faced 417 balls when he made 190 in Galle five years ago.

Bangladesh trial the two-match series after losing the first Test in Sylhet, where made 31 and 13. Resuming batting on day two on 111 after featuring in a stand worth 266 with Mominul Haque after the hosts had been reduced to 26/3, Mushfiqur ground his way to 200 while losing Mahmudullah (36) and Ariful Haque (4) and finding a dependable ally in Mehidy Hasan Miraz, who breezed to a fifty of his own in quick time.

Overall, Mushfiqur is second in the list of most runs by a Bangladesh batsman with 3962 behind Tamim (4049).