The third day of the ongoing Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka belonged to the Tigers’ captain Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim, who stretched their lead to 295 after their first innings.
Skipper Haque brought up his 9th Test ton during his knock of 132 off 234 deliveries. Haque smashed 12 boundaries against the hapless bowling attack of Zimbabwe.
Meanwhile, former Bangladeshi captain Rahim announced his comeback in the Bangladeshi team, with his 7th Test ton and later his 3rd double ton in Test cricket. During Rahim’s marathon unbeaten knock of 203, which consisted of 23 sumptuous hits to the boundary.
Also, Rahim has now become the highest scorer for Bangladesh in Test cricket.
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Haque and Rahim added 222 runs for the fourth wicket stand to bat the African team almost out of the game. Earlier, the tourists were bundled out for 265, thanks to hearty spells from Abu Jayed and Nayeem Hasan, who bagged four wickets each.
Bangladesh declared with 560 runs on the board. The icing on the cake came in the form of two wickets, just before the Stumps on Day 3. Zimbabwe ended up losing two wickets to Nayeem Hasan and was left tottering with only 9 on the board.
On 118-1, Zimbabwe, at one stage, was cruising with Craig Ervine and Prince Masuvere at the crease. Their seasoned campaigner, Ervine, brought up his third Test ton during his anchoring knock of 107.
Brief scores: Zimbabwe 265 & 9/2 (Nayeem Hasan 2-4) trail Bangladesh 560/6 dec (Mushfiqur Rahim 203*, Mominul Haque 132) by 286 runs.