Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Mushfiqur Rahim becomes the first Bangladeshi player to score double-century

After reaching the 200-run landmark, Mushfiqur Rahim has become the first Bangladeshi player to score double-century in Test cricket. This rare achievement has come on day four of Bangladesh’s first test match against Sri Lanka on March 11 (Monday).
Bangladeshi skipper was on 198 at lunch. Coming to bat after the break, he picked up two singles to reach his milestone and celebrated his double century. However, he could not prolong his innings as he was trapped lbw by Nuwan Kulasekera.
He faced 321 balls and in his 438-minute long innings, he hit 22 fours and a six. His double century against Sri Lanka not only helped to make a highest total but also gave Sri Lanka 68-run lead.
Mohammad Ashraful was unlucky to get his first double-century as he got out on 190 runs. He could add only one run to his overnight score.
The first test match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh ended in a draw.