Dhaka, Monday, 18 February 2019
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Mominul’s century placing BD in driving seat

Sports Desk
Published on : 31 January 2018, 03:12 PM
Mominul’s century placing BD in driving seat


After solid opening partnership in the first test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong, Bangladesh are going to make a big total after the 150-plus partnership between Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahman. Mominul Haque is playing a great innings and already got his century.  Mushfiqur Rahman has also got his half century.

In the morning, two openers for Bangladesh, Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes, brought a flying start for Bangladesh. Tamim Iqbal played like an ODI scoring 52 runs off just 53 balls before being bowled by Dilruwan Perera. Imrul Kayes also played a good innings. He made 40 runs off 75 deliveries.

After the loss of second wicket, Mushfiqur Rahman came into the crease to build a century partnership with Mominul Haque who got his 5th test century. The partnership between Mushfiqur Rahman and Mominul Haque has given Bangladesh a great opportunity to throw a big total to Sri Lanka in the first innings.

Earlier, Bangladesh have the won the toss and opted to bat first in the first test against Sri Lanka in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Due to the injury of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahamuddlah is captaining Bangladesh. He has turned out to become the 10th test captain for Bangladesh.

The wicket is expected to assist the spinners. Considering this, Bangladesh are playing three specialized spinners. Left arm Sunzamul Islam has debuted in the test cricket. Though Abdur Razzak was called in the primary squad, Sunzamul Islam has been finally chosen by the selectors of Bangladesh cricket team. The interesting part is that Mustafizur Rahman is the only pacer for the Bangladeshi side. This makes it clear that the wicket will give assistance to the spinners to a great extent.