Mahmudullah Riyad broke a tone by making a strong statement about his return to the test team after 17 months of forced exile as Bangladesh made a remarkable recovery on the second day of the only test against Zimbabwe in Harare today. Riyadh remains unbeaten in 112 of 215 deliveries as the Tigers scored 404 for eight at lunch on day 2.
Having started the day again at 294 for eight, Bangladesh crossed the 400 mark, an achievement that seemed unlikely after the collapse of the first class on the first day of the game. But thanks to the resilience of the low-class balls and the brilliant century from Mahmoudla, accompanied by fifty by Tashkin Ahmed, Bangladesh managed to make a remarkable recovery in the one-off test.
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Mahmoudla was the last member of the 17-member test team previously announced for the Zimbabwe tour. The 35-year-old right-hander was removed from the test team due to “poor performance” in February 2020 and added to the test team for the Zimbabwe tour only to give some experience to the side if senior players like him. their injuries.
While Mushfiqur recovered in time from his hand injury, Tamim missed the match due to a knee injury and Mahmudullah was called up again in Game Eleven.
While Mahmudullah made a strong statement by hitting his sixth test tone on his return, tailender Taskin hit like the right batman in the middle as he took his maiden test fifty. It remains undefeated in 52 of the 89 deliveries, having broken eight limits so far.
In fact, Taskin seemed to be enjoying his bat time, playing some enjoyable shots as he continued to score his best test career. His covers seemed to have been pulled from the book.
Taskin also had luck on his side as he fell to 32 when Milton Sumba threw a record in the second slip.