Bangladesh poised a crafty start in the first session of their first innings of the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong what could have been even better had Imrul Kayes not lost his wicket in the junction of lunch break. After deciding to bat first, the hosts scored 120 for the loss of 2 wickets in 27.4 overs.
Tamim Iqbal made a belligerent start in the foggy winter morning, the local star blasted everything out of the ground before his stumps were shattered by Dilruwan Perera in the 16th over, quite early for a Test match innings.
Tamim’s 53 ball 52 contained 6 shots to the boundary and 1 over boundary.
Mominul Haque, batting at the one down, built 48 run partnership with Imrul Kayes. Kayes, though became set in the crease, was allured by left arm chinaman Lakshan Sandakan scoring 40 runs.
In the 75 ball innings of Kayes, 4 boundaries were hit. Mominul is still sticking in the crease with 26 runs off 39 deliveries striking 3 fours.
Bangladesh 1st innings 120/2 (27.4 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 52, Imrul Kayes 40, Mominul Haque 26*
L Sandakan 1/4, Dilruwan Perera 1/36