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Mahmudullah compounds matters

  • Published at 06:19 pm November 14th, 2019
Mahmudullah
Bangladesh's Mahmudullah walks back to the dressing room following his dismissal during day one of their first Test against India in Indore Thursday AFP

Mahmudullah tried to play a wild sweep, exposing all his three stumps against Ravichandran Ashwin, only to miss the ball completely which eventually hit the timber

Bangladesh were struggling when Mahmudullah came out to bat as the score was 99 for four. 

An important partnership was broken as stand-in Tigers captain Mominul Haque was cleaned up by India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. 

Mominul scored 37 and offered some sort of resistance alongside Mushfiqur Rahim with a 68-run partnership after the fall of early wickets. 

Another stand was needed and the responsibility was on Mahmudullah and Mushfiq, two of the most senior players in the team. 

But the way Mahmudullah batted during his 30-ball stay at the crease was eye-catching. 

The experienced right-hander never looked settled and looked uncomfortable all through his innings.

It seemed like he was on a hurry to score runs, much like his style in the shorter formats. 

His innings lasted just 30 deliveries and fetched only 10 runs. 

The way he got out was terrible. 

Mahmudullah tried to play a wild sweep, exposing all his three stumps against Ashwin, only to miss the ball completely which eventually hit the timber.

Bangladesh were in trouble, it was just the second session on day one and Mahmudullah’s shot was like batting in the slog overs in the shorter formats. 

Terrible shot in the end and Bangladesh’s situation get worse.

1ST TEST, DAY 1

BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS    R    B    

Shadman c Saha b Ishant    6    24

Imrul c Rahane b Yadav        6    18

Mominul b Ashwin        37    80

Mithun lbw b Shami        13    36

Mushfiq b Shami        43    105

Mahmudullah b Ashwin        10    30

Liton c Kohli b Ishant        21    31

Miraz lbw b Shami         0    1

Taijul run out (Jadeja/Saha)    1    7

Jayed not out            7    14

Ebadat b Yadav            2    5

Extras (lb3, w1)            4

Total (58.3 overs)        150

Fall Of Wickets

1-12 (Imrul), 2-12 (Shadman), 3-31 (Mithun), 4-99 (Mominul), 5-115 (Mahmudullah), 6-140 (Mushfiq), 7-140 (Miraz), 8-140 (Liton), 9-148 (Taijul), 10-150 (Ebadat)

Bowling: Ishant 12-6-20-2, Yadav 14.3-3-47-2, Shami 13-5-27-3 (w1), Ashwin 16-1-43-2, Jadeja 3-0-10-0

INDIA 1ST INNINGS        R    B

Agarwal not out                       37    81

Rohit c Liton b Jayed        6    14

Pujara not out            43    61

Total (26 overs)            86/1

Fall Of Wicket

1-14 (Rohit)

Bowling: Ebadat 11-2-32-0, Jayed 8-0-21-1, Taijul 7-0-33-0