By the stumps of the third day of the first test against New Zealand at Chittagong, Tigers are in a strong position with a mild deficit of 89 runs from the first innings of Kiwis. They are now 380 for 7 after the end of the third day.
Earlier in the day, little maestro Mominul Haque scattered the Kiwi bowlers to and fro on the field, on his way to score the first test hundred only in his third test. The 22 year old from the coastal city had a big hand on New Zealand before he ended up his innings quite unfortunately on 181 being leg before wicket at the bowling of Corey Anderson. It is the third highest personal innings of any Bangladesh batsmen.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim built a strong partnership with Mominul after Marshall Ayub and Shakib Al Hasan got out quick early in the day’s play. Both Shakib and Mushfiq reached the 2000 run milestone in test before Shakib got out in 19 runs. Mominul and Mushfiq had a 126 runs partnership. Skipper Mushfiq also got out immediately after Momin scoring 67 runs.
Mominul played 274 balls on his way to score 181 runs, hitting 27 boundaries.
At the ultimate session of the day, Nasir Hossain built a 70 runs partnership with Sohag Gazi. Nasir got out in 46 with 7 fours and a six. Nasir became the first wicket of debutant Reetinder Singh Sodhi.
New Zealand 469/10 (Fulton – 73, Rutherford – 34, Williamson – 114, Taylor – 28, McCullum – 21, Martin – 1, Anderson – 1, Watling – 103, Bracewell – 29, Shodhi – 1, Bolt – 52*.
Razzak – 3/147, Sohag – 2/79, Shakib – 2/89, Mominul – 1/10, Nasir – 1/19, Rubel 1/7
Bangladesh 380/7 (116 overs): (Tamim 0, Anamul 3, Marshall 25, Mominul 181 | Shakib 19 | Mushfiqur 67 | Nasir 46 | Sohag Gazi 28*,
Stumps, Day 3