Bangladesh cricketer Sohag Gazi finds his first international century against New Zealand in the first Test match at Chittagong.
Gazi was at 96 when Robiul Islam departed for 33 runs. He then received a little support from the last batsman, Rubel. If Rubel would not survive two balls, Gazi’s century could be incomplete.
Bangladesh’s score was life up to 501 by Sohag Gazi’s 101 undefeated runs. His innings of 161 balls consisted of 10 fours and three sixes.
Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell and Corey Anderson’s pace bowling did not cause any trouble to Sohag Gazi. Bruce Martin, Ish Sodhi and Kane Williamson’s spin were also not a problem for Gazi.
Before coming to bat on his seventh Test match, Sohag’s highest was 32 runs. Sohag had two first-class centuries and said he wanted to contribute to the team with his bat.
Sohag came to bat after the departure of Mushfiqur Rahim on the 3rd day. At that moment, team’s score was 301 with the loss of 6 wickets. On his way to century, Sohag played a 70 run partnership with Nasir Hossain and a massive 105 run partnership with Robiul Islam.
Mominul Haque also gained a century in the ongoing Test.
Sohag Gazi is the third Bangladeshi batsman to get a century as eight batsman in the line-up. Khaled Masud Polot against West Indies and Mahmudullah Riyad against New Zealand has collected a century while batting in this position.