Thursday, 22 February 2018

Mominul guides Bangladesh to draw Chittagong Test

Mominul Haque BANGLA SRI

CHITTAGONG: Mominul Haque became the first player from Bangladesh to score a century in both innings of a Test as he steered his side to a draw in the opening match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

Mominul , who made 176 in the first innings, hit 105 off 174 balls to help Bangladesh reach 307-5 before the teams accepted the draw with an hour’s play left on the fifth and final day in Chittagong.

Skipper Mahmudullah was at the crease on 28 not out alongside Mosaddek Hossain (8 not out) when the stumps were drawn at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Mominul Haque

Sri Lanka held a 200-run first innings lead after declaring on a mammoth 713-9 in reply to Bangladesh ‘s 513.

Man of the match Mominul had nicked a delivery from Herath on 89 but wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella failed to grab a low catch.

Liton also looked confident on the other side but his lavish attempt for a six to complete his century brought his downfall.

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