Mahmudullah century helps Tigers set 443 target for Zimbabwe

Kalerkantho Online   

14 November, 2018 14:10 PM

Mahmudullah century helps Tigers set 443 target for Zimbabwe

Mahmudullah plays on the off side. Photo: AFP

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Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah's second century of his test career strengthened his side's iron grip on the final Test of the two-match series against Zimbabwe at the home of cricket Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur on Wednesday. 

Tigers declared the second innings at 224 for 6 and set 443 run-target for the visitors.

Mahmudullah played an unbeaten 101-run innings off just 122 balls smashing 4 fours and 2 sixes. This is his first Test hundred since 2010.

Mohammad Mithun made 67 runs while Mehidy Hasan Miraz was unbeaten at 27.

Zimbabwe pacers Kyle Jarvis and Donald Tiripano took two wickets each.

Earlier in the morning, Mahmudullah opted not to enforce the follow-on and decided to bat.

Zimbabwe bowled out for 304 in their first innings yesterday and failed to avoid the follow-on.

Bangladesh declared the first innings at 522 for 7.

Musfiqur Rahim went past Shakib Al Hasan to become to record holder for the highest individual innings by a Bangladesh batsman with his unbeaten 219.

Rahim is now the first keeper to score two double-hundreds in Test history.

Rahim scored unbeaten 219 off 421 balls smashing 18 fours and 1 six with Bangladesh declared their innings at 522.

Bangladesh are trailing in the two-match Test series 0-1 after the visitors inflicted them by 151-run defeat in the first Test at Sylhet International Stadium.

It is a must-win game for the hosts to level the series.