Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim powered his team to a staggering victory over Zimbabwe in the lone-Test at Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Dhaka.
The ‘pocket-sized dynamite’ brought up his third Test double ton during his marathon knock of 203 not out, which consisted of 28 sumptuous boundaries.
However, during his long stay at the crease, one of the events raised quite a few eyebrows. To protect his stumps, with the ball lobbed high, out of sight for a little while, Rahim shielded his wicket using his backside.
Rahim could not read the bounce of the delivery from one of the Zimbabwean bowlers. The ball ricocheted off his pad and lobbed in the air and was on its way to the stumps.
The former Bangladeshi skipper avoided the ball from hitting the wickets by standing in between the ball and stumps – only millimeters away from the batsman.
Here’s the video:
Mushfiqur Rahim doing his utmost best to make sure the ball does not go back onto his stumps!
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 24, 2020
Rahim displayed great determination for reaching to his second double century. He helped Bangladesh to post 560-6, in reply to Zimbabwe’s 265 in the first innings.
In the end, it was a clinical display from the hosts who notched a victory by a huge margin of an innings and 106 runs.