Chittagong. Mushfiqur Rahim became the first batsman to score 5,000 runs for Bangladesh by scoring a century on Wednesday. Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka on the basis of his innings (BAN vs SL 1st Test) The screws are tightened. Sri Lanka lost 2 wickets for 39 runs in the second innings till the stumps on the fourth day of the first Test. Bangladesh scored 465 runs in the first innings with Mushfiqur’s 8th century, helping the team take a 68-run lead. He was dismissed for 105 while trying to sweep left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya. The Sri Lankan team, which was reduced to 397 runs in the first innings, is still trailing by 29 runs and has 8 wickets left. Tajul Islam took a wicket and also scored a run out.
Tamim Iqbal was the top scorer for Bangladesh, who scored 133 runs. Liton Das contributed 88 and opener Mahmudul Hasan contributed 58 runs. The day’s play was delayed by 30 minutes due to rain. Bangladesh started playing 318 runs for 3 wickets. Mushfiqur was 15 runs behind the 5,000-run mark and completed it in his 81st Test match by taking 2 runs at fine leg off fast bowler Asitha Fernandes. Das’s dismissal ended the 165-run partnership between him and Mushfiqur.
Tamim also near big record
Tamit Iqbal was retired hurt for 133 runs due to muscle strain. He came out to bat but was dismissed on the very first ball, leaving him 19 runs behind from achieving the 5,000-run mark. The 35-year-old Mushfiqur made his Test debut against England at Lord’s in 2005. He completed his 8th Test century in 270 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan got out for 25. After that Mushfiqur’s innings came to an end. Bangladesh’s tail batsmen soon returned to the pavilion. Kasun Rajita, who was fielded due to the concussion of Vishwa Fernando, gave a career-best performance of 4 for 60 and Asitha took 3 wickets for 72 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 19:25 IST