Updated: February 25, 2020 11:08:09 am
Bangladesh veteran batsman Mushfiqur Rahim celebrated his third Test double century in type as he moved on from the ‘Naagin dance’ celebration to a Dragon one. Rahim scored an unbeaten 203 in opposition to Zimbabwe on Day three of the one Test at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Monday.
However, the unique celebration was not random as Rahim defined after the day’s play. The 32-year-old devoted the celebration to his son as he loves dragons.
“The celebration was for my son. He loves dragons so much, he likes this posture. So I did it for him.” the wicketkeeper-batsman revealed.
“The celebration was for my son. He loves dragons so much, he likes this posture. So I did it for him,” Mushfiqur advised the media when he was requested about his celebration after hitting his double ton in Tests. #BANvZIM pic.twitter.com/oW7KUFajQN
— Saif Hasnat (@saifhasnat) February 24, 2020
Rahim’s 203 is the fifth double century by a Bangladesh batsman within the longest format of the sport. Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan are the 2 different Bangladesh batsman who’ve achieved the feat.
During the innings, Rahim additionally discovered an uncommon method to defend his stumps –
Mushfiqur Rahim doing his utmost finest to ensure the ball doesn’t return onto his stumps!
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 24, 2020
The splendid knock helped Bangladesh put up 560 for six wickets of their first innings earlier than declaring the innings. Skipper Mominul Haque scored a century (132) sharing a 212-run partnership with Rahim for the fourth wicket. Najmal Hossain Shanto and Liton Das too contributed to the mammoth complete with half-centuries.
The 295-run lead within the first innings is popping out to be an excessive amount of for the Craig Ervine-led Zimbabwe facet as Bangladesh are prone to win the Test by an innings.
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