Bangladesh lose Mominul before break

30 Nov,2018


Bangladesh lost Mominul Haque on the stroke of lunch break as they were held to 87-2 in the second and final Test against West Indies at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Friday.

Mominul tried to play a lofted shot in the penultimate ball before the lunch break but was caught at mid-on off pacer Kemar Roach after scoring 29 runs.

Mominul’s wicket ended a 45-run second wicket stand with debutant Shadman Islam after a steady start for the hosts.

Shadman was batting on 36 off 116 balls on his debut innings.

Earlier, opener Soumya Sarkar fell to Roston Chase at slip after making 19 runs.

Soumya put up a 42-run stand with Shadman after skipper Sakib al Hasan won the toss and elected to bat first against the Caribbean side.

Bangladesh went into the game without any recognized fast bowler for the first time in history as they dropped Mustafizur Rahman and replaced him with additional batsman Liton Das.

Shadman was handed a Test debut for injured Imrul Kayes in the only other change squad from 64-run win in the first Test.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur Rahim overcame a fitness concern to be included in starting line-up.

West Indies replaced suspended Shannon Gabriel with right-arm pacer Shermon Lewis.

The Tigers are currently leading the two-match Test series 1-0 after they won the first Test by 64 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.


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