In the second session of the first day of the first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, a marvelous knock of hundred by one down batsman Mominul Haque thrived the hosts’ first innings to get a good total on the board after deciding to bat first.
Bangladesh was narrowly cornered losing the second wicket in the vicinity of closing a session; but the Sri Lankan bowlers suffered the post lunch trauma against wonderful batting display by Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim.
Mushfiqur literally destroyed the opposition bowling line up thrashing hard against all odds, resuming the second session at 26, Mominul added 81 runs in the middle and is unbeaten at 107.
He played 103 deliveries with 13 shots of four. Mushfiqur Rahim is accompanying him in the crease. The wicket keeper batsman contributed 47 runs in the 130 run third wicket partnership.
In the first session, Tamim Iqbal departed scoring 52 runs.
Bangladesh 1st innings 250/2 (56 overs)
Mominul Haque 107*, Mushfiqur Rahim 47*, Tamim Iqbal 52
L Sandakan 1/39, Dilruwan Perera 1/78
Watch Tamim’s innings here-
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