Mahmudullah hammers second Test century

Bangladesh middle-order batsmanMahmudullah picked up his second century in the longer of the game during the second and final match against Zimbabwe. His brilliant century puts Bangladesh on the driving seat in the ongoing second Test against Zimbabwe at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

Mahmudullah hits second Test secntury

Mahmudullah who is acting as stand-in skipper in this series brought up the century in the last ball before tea. Mahmudullah’s century came from 101 balls. He smashed four boundaries and two sixes in his quick innings.  As soon as he reached the century, he declared the innings leaving the visitors a record chase of 442 runs in the fourth innings with four sessions to spare in the match.

Earlier, the right-handed batsman architected two important partnerships with Mohammad Mithun and Mehidy Hasan Miraz respectively after Bangladesh Zimbabwe fast bowlers Kyle Jarvis and Donald Tiripano left Bangladesh in tricky 25-4.

Mahmudullah and Mithun combinedly added 118 runs in the fifth wicket stand before the debutant was deceived by spinner Sikandar Raza. Afterward, the new batsman Ariful could not stay long in the middle as he departed after scoring only 5 runs leaving Bangladesh in trouble.

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However, Mehidy Hasan Miraz stood up in the seventh wicket with Mahmudullah Riyad as the duo shared 73 off 70 balls in an unbroken partnership before the innings declaration.

Score Summary:

Bangladesh 1st innings 522/7 (Declared)

Mushfiqur Rahim 219, Mominul Haque 161, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 68

Kyle Jarvis 5/71, Tendai Chatara 1/34, Donald Tiripano 1/65

Zimbabwe 2nd innings 304 all out (105.3 overs)

Brendon Taylor 110, Peter Moor 83, Brian Chari 53

Taijul Islam 5/107, Mehedi Hasan 3/61, Ariful Haque 1/10

Bangladesh 2nd innings 224/6  (Declared)

Mahmudullah 101*, Mithun 67, Miraz 27*

Kyle Jarvis 27/2, Donald Tiripano 31/2

Target: 443

Watch Riyad’s hundred moments here-


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