Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Test Match: Mushfiqur Rahim became the first Bangladesh batsman to score 5000 runs in Test, gave Bangladesh an edge by scoring a century


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Mushfiqur Rahim scored the eighth century of his Test career in the Test match being played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Chittagong. With this, Mushfiqur Rahim also became the first batsman for Bangladesh to complete 5000 runs in Test cricket.

Bangladesh declared their first innings at 465/9 with a lead of 68 runs thanks to Mushfiqur’s 105-run knock. Sri Lanka scored 397 runs in the first innings. By the end of the fourth day’s play, Sri Lanka had scored 39 runs for the loss of 2 wickets in the second innings. Sri Lanka are still 29 runs behind Bangladesh.

Tamim Iqbal, who retired after scoring a century on the third day of the match, bowled on his first ball of the fourth day.

Bangladesh started playing 318/3 on the fourth day of the match. Both Mushfiqur Rahim (53*) and Litton Das (54*), who completed their half-centuries on the third day, started well on the fourth day. Litton Das became the victim of Rajitha on the team score of 385 by scoring 88 runs. Tamim Iqbal, who retired after scoring a century on the second day, was also bowled on the very next ball on a personal score of 133 runs and Bangladesh’s score became 385/5.

Mushfiqur Rahim made his eighth century of Test career

After half the Bangladesh team returned to the pavilion, Mushfiqur Rahim held one end and made small partnerships with the lower order batsmen to reach the team’s score 439 runs. During this time Rahim also completed the eighth century of his Test career. Rahim was bowled by Ambuldeniya on a personal score of 105 after his century. When Bangladesh’s score was 465 for 9, its last batsman Shoriful Islam was injured and Bangladesh declared their innings.

For Sri Lanka, fast bowler Rajitha took the maximum 4 wickets. Aseetha Fernando got 3 and Silva and Ambuldeniya got 1-1 wickets.

Sri Lanka’s second innings score 39/2 till stumps

Sri Lanka, who were trailing by 68 runs in the first innings, got a decent start in the second innings by opener Oshada Fernando and captain Dimuth Karunaratne. Fernando was unfortunately run out on a direct-hit by Tjiul Islam. After this Nightwatchman Lasith Ambuldeniya was also bowled by Tajiul Islam. Sri Lanka’s score at stumps was 39 runs for the loss of 2 wickets and Dimuth Karunaratne was at the crease after scoring 18 runs. Sri Lanka are still 29 runs behind Bangladesh.

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