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Bangladesh eye victory after Mushfiqur’s double ton


Bangladesh have finished the third day of the Mirpur Test against Zimbabwe from the driver’s seat after Mushfiqur Rahim’s unique performance. Zimbabwe lost two wickets in their second innings scoring just 9 runs. The visitors are still trailing by 286 runs. Bangladesh need 8 wickets to win.

Bangladesh eye victory after Mushfiqur's double ton

Zimbabwe fell in dismal situation when they came to bat in the second innings at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium on Monday (February 24). Nayeem Hasan seized the opportunity for a hat-trick by getting the wicket of opener Prince Masvaure and Donald Tripano for a golden duck in the first and second ball of the first over of the innings without any runs on the scoreboard.

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Earlier, Mushfiqur Rahim picked up his double century for the third time in his Test career. Mushfiqur celebrated his 7th Test century on the third day after batting in the only Test of the series against Zimbabwe.

He picked up his double century in the second ball of 153th over of Ainsley Ndlovu by hitting a four. His unbeaten innings of 203 runs off 318 balls consisted of 28 fours.

Bangladesh declared the first innings by 560 runs for 6 wickets in 154 overs after Mushfiqur got his double-century. The Tigers took the lead by 295 runs.

Earlier, Bangladesh lost the first wicket of the day by 394 runs. Ndlovu took the wicket of  Mominul Haque by caught and bowled.

Before returning to the pavilion, Mominul picked up his ninth Test career century after nearly 1 year and three months. He is the highest century scorer in red ball cricket among the Tigers. The Test captain of Bangladesh was out for 132 runs off 234 balls.

Then, Mohammad Mithun returned with a second victim of Ndlovu scoring 17 runs off 23 balls with 3 fours.

After that, Liton Das accompanied Mushfiqur. The wicketkeeper-batsman picked up Fifty before Sikandar Raza took his wicket. Liton scored 53 runs off 95 balls.

However, Bangladesh finished the third day trailing by 25 runs. Zimbabwe were all out for 265 runs in the first innings.

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