Experienced Bangladesh campaigner Mushfiqur Rahim was at his devastating best against Zimbabwe in Mirpur. The wicketkeeper-batsman unleashed his true potential during the match and proved that he still has got a lot of cricket left in him. Mushfiqur slammed a double hundred, his third overall and second against his current opponent.
The wicketkeeper-batsman remained not out on 203 with the help of 28 fours as Bangladesh declared the innings at 560 for six in reply to Zimbabwe’s 265 in the first innings.
With the colossal score on the cards, Bangladesh bowled well to outsmart Zimbabwe and won the Test by an innings and 106 runs at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
When Mushfiqur Rahim escaped a freak dismissal
During the game, there was one particular incident where Rahim almost played on a ball to the stumps. Had it not been for his quick presence of mind, it would have been a different story altogether. Rahim blocked the ball to get rid of a freaking dismissal and put himself out of danger.
The ball went straight up in the air and was about to hit the stumps but Rahim put his back to the ball and ensured that he was out of danger.
Apart from Rahim, skipper Mominul Haque smashed a vital ton as he ended up scoring 132 on the back of 14 fours. At the end of day’s play, Mushfiqur said that wicket was easy to bat on.
This double-hundred was on the easiest wicket. They didn’t have much threat in their bowling attack. There was no reverse swing or any outrageous spin by a mystery bowler. I think this was an easier innings compared to the other two. This time we got a good wicket, so we wanted to make the most of it. In future, it may be a different wicket depending on the opposition, but as a batsman, I prefer this type of wicket,” he added.
Watch how Mushfiqur Rahim saved himself at the crease:
Mushfiqur Rahim doing his utmost best to make sure the ball does not go back onto his stumps!
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 24, 2020