Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test Day 1: Mominul, Rahim torment Zimbabwe

Mominul Haque 161 Bangladesh Zimbabwe 2nd Test Day 1 Dhaka cricket

Mominul Haque scored his seventh Test century

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Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 161 and 111 not out respectively as Bangladesh punished Zimbabwe on the opening day of the second Test in Dhaka.

Electing to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a disappointing start as opener Imrul Kayes was caught behind off the bowling of Kyle Jarvis for a duck.

Liton Das, who opened the batting with Kayes, only scored nine runs before he was caught by Brandon Mavuta at midwicket off the bowling of Jarvis.

Debutant Mohammad Mithun failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught by Brendan Taylor at second slip off the bowling of Donald Tiripano.

With Bangladesh struggling at 26/3, Mominul and Rahim came to the rescue with a 266-run partnership, during which both batsmen surpassed their centuries.

Mushfiqur Rahim 111 not out Bangladesh Zimbabwe 2nd Test Day 1 Dhaka cricket

Mushfiqur Rahim celebrates after bringing up his sixth Test hundred

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Mominul went on to score 161, which came off 247 balls and included 19 boundaries, before he was caught by Brian Chari at point off the bowling of Tendai Chatara.

Taijul Islam, who was sent in as the nightwatchman, fell for four runs as he was caught behind off the bowling of Jarvis.

Rahim and Mahmudullah ensured no more wickets fell as they amassed a four-run partnership before stumps was called.

Rahim finished on 111, which came off 231 balls and included nine boundaries, while Mahmudullah has yet to get off the mark.

Jarvis was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Chatara and Tiripano claimed one wicket each.

Bangladesh ended day one on 303/5 and will continue batting on Monday at 09:30 local time or 03:30 GMT.

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