Published: January 26, 2010
Riding on opener Tamim Iqbals’ magnificent hundred, Bangladesh scored 228 runs losing three wickets at stumps on the third day in the second innings of the final Test against India at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Tuesday.
Tamim, the left-handed opener, hit 151 runs with brilliant stroke-playing for his highest score in Test cricket. Junaid Siddique (55) provided him solidity at the other end.
The duo put together a partnership of exactly 200 runs in the second wicket.
Things seemed quite settled until seamer Zaheer Khan’s last two quick blows in the last 20-minute play toppling Tamim and Junaid.
Md Ashraful (2) and Shahdat Hossain (2) are the two unbeaten batsmen at the crease who’ll start Wednesday morning’s play.
Tigers were still 89 runs behind India’s first innings total of 544/8.
India had earlier declared their first innings adding 85 runs to their overnight total of 459 runs. Yuvraj Singh and Rahul Dravid did not bat on Tuesday due to injuries.
Shafiul Islam captured three wickets while Shakib Al Hasan captured two and Shahadat Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful and Raqibul Hasan took one each.
The visiting India, world number one in Test cricket, is leading the series 1-0 after beating Bangladesh by 113 runs in the first Test in Chittagong.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Mohammad Ashraful, Raqibul Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shafiul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain.
India: MS Dhoni (captain), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, M Vijay, Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Pragyan Ojha.