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Bangladesh make good start amid Tamim injury scare

  • Published at 10:09 pm September 21st, 2017
  • Last updated at 10:13 pm September 21st, 2017
Bangladesh make good start amid Tamim injury scare
Bangladesh made a good start with the bat in the three-day warm-game against Cricket South Africa XI amid injury scare of opener Tamim Iqbal. The touring Tigers batted first and declared their first innings on 306 runs for seven wickets. The Bangladesh innings was boosted by three half-centuries from top-order batsman Mominul Haque, Test captain Mushfiqur Rahim and middle-order batter Sabbir Rahman. The Tigers batted first only to see the left-handed Tamim last just 13 balls to score five before walking off from the field with pain of a pulled muscle. According to the Bangladesh team management, Tamim was “doing okay” and was to be sent for scans to further understand the nature of the injury. Tamim’s departure however, did not have any impact on the Bangladesh innings as the other opener Soumya Sarkar, along with No 3 batsman Imrul Kayes steadied the innings. Soumya and the Bangladesh think-tank should be relieved as the southpaw got among the runs scoring 43. With that said, Soumya faced only 69 deliveries with the help of eight fours. Imrul departed for 34, featuring four boundaries, to break the partnership and was soon followed by Soumya. The dismissals saw Mominul and Mushfiq put together a 100-plus partnership for the third wicket. In the 48th over of the innings, CSA XI made double blow as left-arm pacer Michael Cohen dismissed Mominul for 68, studded with nine fours, in the fourth ball of the over to start a small debacle. The CSA XI pacer was on a hat-trick after dismissing middle-order batsman Mahmudullah for a golden duck in the very next ball. Cohen picked up two more wickets in his next over, this time removing Mushfiq for 63, including eight fours, and wicketkeeper-batsman Liton Das for a two-ball duck to leave Bangladesh reeling on 220/6. This saw Sabbir play responsibly and add an unbeaten 58, featuring nine boundaries, to the tally before the side declared their innings. Youngster Mehedi Hasan Miraz made 18 while lower-order batsman Taskin Ahmed was not out on eight. Later, the home side batted 5.3 overs by stumps and scored 21 losing one wicket, that of opener Isaac Dikgale (12), courtesy a run-out by Sabbir. BRIEF SCORE Bangladesh 306/7d in 74.1 overs (Tamim 5, Soumya 43, Imrul 34, Mominul 68, Mushfiq 63, Mahmudullah 0, Sabbir 58*, Liton 0, Miraz 18, Taskin 8*, Cohen 4/23) lead CSA XI 21/1 in 5.3 overs (Valli 9*, Dikgale 12) by 285 runs