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Mushfiq first ever to score two double tons as keeper in Test history

  • Published at 03:38 pm November 12th, 2018
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Mushfiqur Rahim Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik

Mushfiqur Rahim scored his second double century against Zimbabwe at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Monday during day two of their second and final Test of the series

Bangladesh's Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in the history of Test match cricket to score two double hundreds.

Mushfiq scored his second double century against Zimbabwe at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Monday during day two of their second and final Test of the series.

His previous double hundred (200) as a wicketkeeper-batsman came against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2013.

Mushfiq is playing this Test as wicketkeeper-batsman.

Previously, Imtiaz Ahmed (Pakistan) scored 209 in 1955, Taslim Arif (Pakistan) made 210 in 1980,  Brendon Kuruppu (Sri Lanka) hit 201 in 1987, Andy Flower (Zimbabwe) blasted 232 in 2000, Adam Gilchrist (Australia) hammered 204 in 2002, Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) scored 230 in 2002 and MS Dhoni (India) made 224 in 2013 as wicketkeeper-batsman in Tests.

Sangakkara scored 11 double centuries in his Test career, but registered only one as a wicketkeeper-batsman, while Flower scored one double hundred and came agonisingly close to scoring his second, before being stranded not out on 199.

2ND TEST, DAY 2

BANGLADESH 1ST INNINGS    R    B

Liton c Mavuta b Jarvis        9    35

Imrul c Chakabva b Jarvis    0    16

Mominul c Chari b Chatara    161    247

Mithun c Taylor b Jarvis        0    4 

Mushfiq not out                            219    421

Taijul c Chakabva b Jarvis    4    10

Mahmudullah c Chakabva b Jarvis                    36    110

Ariful c Chari b Jarvis                            4    18

Miraz not out                                68    102

Extras (b 9, lb 8, nb 3, w 1)                        21 

Total (160 Overs)                            522/7d 

Fall Of Wickets

1-13 (Imrul), 2-16 (Liton), 3-26 (Mithun), 4-292 (Mominul), 5-299 (Taijul), 6-372 (Mahmudullah), 7-378 (Ariful)

Bowling

Jarvis 28-6-71-5, Chatara 22.2-12-34-1, Tiripano 24.4-6-65-1, Raza 22-1-111-0, Williams 30-4-80-0, Mavuta 31-1-137-0, Masakadza 2-0-7-0

ZIMBABWE 1ST INNINGS    R    B

Masakadza  c Miraz b Taijul     14    44

Chari not out            10    48

Tiripano not out        0    16

Extras (b 1)            1 

Total (18 Overs)        25/1 

Fall Of Wickets

1-20 (Masakadza)

Bowling

Mustafizur 6-4-11-0, Khaled 5-3-6-0, Taijul 5-3-5-1, Miraz 2-1-2-0

Zimbabwe trail by 497 runs

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