Bangladesh seize control after Musfiq's marathon 219

Kalerkantho Online   

12 November, 2018 16:07 PM

Bangladesh seize control after Musfiq's marathon 219

Musfiqur Rahim. Photo: AFP

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Zimbabwe were 25 for one at stumps on Day 2 of the second and final Test of the two-match series against Zimbabwe at the home of cricket Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur. 

Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam sent captain Hamilton Masakadza (14) back to the pavilion. Brian Chari and Donald Tiripano remained unbeaten on 10 and 0 respectively.

Earlier, Bangladesh declared the first innings today 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.