Mahmudullah shine but Bangladesh unable to impress

Published: January 24, 2010

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Tigers posted 233 before being all out after tea break against India on the first day of the final Test of the Idea Cup Two-test series at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday.

All-rounder Mahmudullah remained unbeaten on 96 but unfortunately missed out his first century in Test cricket as he ran out of partners.

Along with him, wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim scored 30, who had hit his maiden century in the first Test in Chittagong, and Shakib Al Hasan made 34.

India already scored 35 without losing any wicket in their first innings as two openers G Gambhir and V Sehwag are at the crease.

Earlier, acting Bangladeshi skipper Shakib Al Hasan won the toss and decided to bat first under a sunny, batting friendly condition.

But Bangladeshi batsmen again failed to take advantage of the condition as Indian pacer Ishant Sharma seized four wickets of Imrul Kayes (0), Raqibul Hasan (4), Mushfiqur Rahim (30) and Shafiul Islam (9) while Zaheer Khan took three wickets of Tamim Iqbal (0), Junaid Siddique (7) and Shakib Al Hasan (34).

Indian slow left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha picked up Mohammad Ashraful (39) and lower order batsman Shahadat Hossain.

Final score:
Bangladesh 233 allout, India 69/0

India is leading the series 1-0 after beating Bangladesh by 113 runs in the first Test in Chittagong.

India: MS Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, M Vijay, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Junaed Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shafiul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain.


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