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Bangladesh on top, Mominul 175 not out

Sports Desk
Published on : 31 January 2018, 05:25 PM
Bangladesh on top, Mominul 175 not out



Bangladesh: 374/4 (Mominul 175*, Mahmudullah 9*) after 90 overs

Day 1: Stumps


Bangladesh have shown a great display of batting in the first day of the test match against Sri Lanka in Chittagong. After 90 overs in the first day of the match, Bangladesh have posted 374 for 4. Mominul Haque remains unbeaten at 175 and skipper Mahmudullah is batting on 9. Bangladesh maintained an impressive run-rate of 4.16. Except Liton Das, all the batsmen of Bangladesh have shown a great display of batting.

After the solid opening partnership, Bangladesh saw 150-plus partnership between Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahman.  Mushfiqur Rahman has also got his half century but missed the century as he got out at 92.

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 laid the foundation for Bangladesh 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.