Tigers declare after Mushfiqur’s double ton

Tigers declare after Mushfiqur’s double ton

Bangladesh have declared their first innings with a lead of 295 runs against Zimbabwe after Mushfiqur Rahim smashed his third Test match double hundred in Mirpur.

Mushfiqur’s 203 has made him Bangladesh’s highest run-scorer in the longest format, surpassing left-handed opener Tamim Iqbal.

He stitched together a 200-run stand for the fourth wicket with captain Mominul Haque, who hit his ninth Test hundred, to put the Tigers in a commanding position in the one-off Test on Monday.

Bangladesh ended their innings at 560-6 with Najmul Hossain Shanto and wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das also chipping in with half centuries.

Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan, who picked up four scalps in the first innings, wreaked havoc again as he pegged Zimbabwe back with two wickets in successive deliveries at the start of their second innings.