Mominul Haque creates history as Sri Lanka Test ends in draw
Mominul Haque grew to become the primary Bangladesh participant to attain centuries in each innings of a Test as the house facet staged a valiant rearguard motion to draw the primary match of the collection in opposition to Sri Lanka Sunday. Bangladesh had been 307-5 on the fifth and ultimate day when each captains known as a halt to proceedings 45 minutes after Tea.
Mominul adopted his 176 in the primary innings with 105 in the second earlier than he was properly caught at slip by Dimuth Karunaratne off the bowling of Dhananjaya De Silva. He hit 5 fours and two sixes in his 174-ball knock.
“I would keep the second one ahead of the first because it helped save the match,” Mominul mentioned. “Liton (Das) and I took it session by session, hour by hour. We didn’t take into account batting the entire day, which might have been powerful to plan.
“You must be mentally robust and imagine in your self. I believe that has come from everybody in the workforce, together with the administration. The captain (Mahmudullah) instructed me that we shouldn’t have any doubt that we may save this sport.”
Resuming on 81-3, nonetheless trailing by 119 runs after Sri Lanka had amassed 713-9 declared in their first innings, Mominul and Das placed on 180 for the fourth wicket to frustrate the touring workforce.
Mominul was first to go earlier than left-arm spinner Rangana Herath eliminated Das for 94 however, general, Sri Lanka acquired little help from the pitch on the ultimate day.
“I don’t think this is a good wicket for Test cricket,” Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne mentioned. “I believe there must be one thing for the bowlers as properly. I’m hopeful we are going to get a 50-50 wicket in the following Test.
“Normally on the sub-continent there’s some activate the fourth and fifth day. Here there wasn’t a lot flip or bounce.”
Mahmudullah, who was 28 not out when the sport ended with Mosaddek Hossain unbeaten on eight on the different finish, held a distinct view.
“I don’t know how he said it wasn’t a good wicket for Test cricket,” he mentioned. “I believe now we have to ask him what kind of wicket he needs.
“The batsmen from either side dominated the sport. The run-rate was fairly good. I believe it was a great wicket.”
Bangladesh had been bowled out for 513 in their first innings.
The second and ultimate Test in Mirpur begins on Thursday