Tamim, Mominul shine on first day
Sudden downpour at the Basin Reserve forced the first day’s play to stop early in Wellington after the home team won the toss and sent Bangladesh to field first. The initialization was not well for the Tigers, losing opener Imrul Kayes at the beginning of things.
However other opener Tamim Iqbal Khan altered the situation a little bit with his shorter than run a ball half century; playing 50 deliveries all together, Tamim scored 56 runs with 11 shots to the boundary. Tamim and one down batsman Mominul Haque built up a 44 run second wicket partnership. [Read also: Dream comes true for Taskin & Subashis]
Tamim, unfortunate though, lost his wicket scoring 56 runs, trapped leg before wicket by Boult. Mominul Haque’s effort remain continued till the end of the day. The organized and compact inning of the little dynamo led him to complete the first day of the first Test at Wellington at 64 runs. He faced 110 deliveries with 10 shots to the boundary and one for over boundary.
Unluckily for the visiting team, they lost the wicket of Mahmudullah Riyad at the score of 145 runs. Mahmudullah, though looked gathered approaching his innings, lost concentration for a while and chased a very wide ball to store some easy runs. But it proved fatal for the middle order batsman losing wicket at the score of 26 runs. He placed 4 fours facing 64 deliveries.
Shakib Al Hasan is unbeaten at the crease scoring 5 runs.
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