Bangladesh declare securing a mammoth 394-run lead in Chattogram Test
Publish- February 06, 2021, 03:28 PM
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Securing a mammoth lead of 394 runs, Bangladesh declared their second innings at 223 for eight in the first of the two-match Test series against the West Indies at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on Saturday.
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque hit a ton in this Test, his 10th in this format of the game. He now has seven centuries at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.
Along the way of hitting this ton, the southpaw surpassed Tamim Iqbal to become the holder of most centuries for Bangladesh in the most prestigious format of cricket. Tamim hit nine centuries in this format while Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan registered seven and five, respectively.
All of Mominul’s centuries came at the home venues -- his other centuries have been notched up at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
With his seventh ton in Chattogram, Mominul joins Michael Clarke (Adelaide Oval), Mahela Jayawardene (Galle) and Kumar Sangakkara (Galle) to score seven or more centuries in one ground.
In reply, despite some good batting displays from captain Kraigg Brathwaite (76) and Jermaine Blackwood (68), the West Indies tumbled for 259 runs in their first innings as they lost the last five wickets in six runs.
For Bangladesh, Mehidy bagged four wickets, while Mustafizur Rahman, Taijul Islam and Nayeem Hasan took two wickets each.