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4 February, 2018 02:32:20 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 4 February, 2018 04:34:13 PM

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Mominul first Bangladeshi to score century in both innings

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Mominul first Bangladeshi to score century in both innings

 Top order batsman Mominul Haque is the first Bangladeshi cricketer to score century in both the innings of a test match scoring back to back century against Sri Lanka in the first test of the two-match series on the 5th and final day at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Sunday.

A 26-year old left handed batsman Mominul, who scored 176 runs in the first innings of the ongoing test, put his name in the history of Bangladesh cricket scoring the 2nd consecutive ton a single off a Sandakan delivery, amid huge cheers from home crowd. 

He completed 100 runs off 154 balls, featuring five fours and two sixes.

This was the 5th century for Mominul Haque in the elite Test cricket playing 47 innings of the 26th test after making his test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in March 2013.

But his record breaking innings came to end when he was caught by Karunaratne off a De Silva delivery, contributing a polished 105 runs off 174 balls with three fours and two sixes, leaving team total 261 for 4 in 77.4 overs. 

With the day’s feat, Mominul not only enriched his individual career, but also guided the team to save the test contributing 180 runs in the 4th wicket stand with Liton Das.

After the dismissal of Mominul, his partner Liton Das, also backed to the pavilion quickly, caught by Perera off a Hearth ball, victim of nervous 90s, making 94 runs off 182 balls, hitting 11 boundaries with scorecard showing 279 for 5 in 82.2 overs.

Bangladesh took 81 runs lead scoring 281 runs for 5 in 86 overs in the 2nd innings on the final day till last record received on Sunday.UNB

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