Tamin Iqbal Hits Patient Fifty, Bangladesh on Top against Zimbabwe

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 | 0

Veteran opening batsman, Tamim Iqbal, showed sheer patience by remaining unbeaten throughout the 90 overs, scoring 74 runs off 250 deliveries, as Bangladesh finished the day off at 193-3 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test match on Monday.

Zimbabwe got off to a flying start after Elton Chigumbura trapped opener Shamsur Rahman’s (2) leg before wicket. Thereafter, Mominul Haque joined hands with Iqbal in a quest to build on the innings. However, his journey was short-lived, as he gave away his wicket to Tinashe Panyangara after amassing 35 runs.

Iqbal, then, continued to pester bowlers with his enduring innings, while Mohammad Mahmudullah Riyad looked impressive with the willow in his hand and went on to complete his half-century.

The duo joined 95 runs for the 3rd wicket, before Panyangara struck with the second new ball as he trapped Mahmudullah (56), giving Zimbabwe a huge sigh of relief.

Iqbal (74*) and Shakib Al Hasan (13*) ensured that Bangladesh don’t get off the track by losing another wicket.

(Image: ESPNCricinfo)

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