Mushfiqur stranded at 175 as Bangladesh dismissed for 365
Mushfiqur Rahim was stranded at 175 as Bangladesh were shot out for 365 in its first innings of the second and final cricket
Test against Sri Lanka at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium today.
The Tigers lost their last wicket in just fourth over of the post lunch session when No. 11 batter Ebadot Hossain was trapped run out for duck.
Mushfiqur who showed an unwavering resolve smote 21 boundaries for his 175 not out which came from 355 balls. He stayed in the crease for 526 minutes,
which is his second longest knock in terms of times.
With hitting this superb knock, he had already passed 150 plus for the fifth time, the highest amongst the Bangladeshi batters.
Out of his nine centuries, five now was 150 plus, proving his knack to play big knock when he crossed century.
Sri Lanka pacers Kasun Rajitha (5-64) and Asitha Fernando (4-93) claimed nine wickets out of 10 with both of them registering their career-best figures.
Rajitha struck in the eighth over of the day, dismissing Liton Das after Bangladesh resumed at 277-5. Liton poked a length delivery to edge behind the
wicket to be out on 141 off 246 which included 16 fours and one six.
Three balls later, Rajitha took Mosaddek Hossain for duck as the batter edged a delivery that moved slightly.
But Mushfiqur remained firm and brought up his 150 from 291 balls, nudging a delivery by offspinner Ramesh Mendis past square leg for two.
Fernando then removed Taijul Islam (15) and Khaled Ahmed (0) to take Sri Lanka closer to wrap up Bangladesh innings.
But Mushfiqur resisted though resisted and forced an extended lunch session, Ebadot dismissal later denied him a well deserved double century.