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Mominul ton helps Tigers set 395-run target for Windies

| Updated: February 06, 2021 18:01:12


Mominul ton helps Tigers set 395-run target for Windies

Bangladesh skipper Mominul Haque has scored his 10th century in Test cricket as the Tigers set a daunting target of 395 for the West Indies in Chattogram.

Mominul notched up his seventh ton at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on day 4 to become Bangladesh's highest century-maker in Test cricket, surpassing Tamim Iqbal's record.

With it, he also achieved another milestone by becoming the joint-fastest to score 3,000 runs for Bangladesh, reports bdnews24.com.

Resuming on 47 for 3, the hosts were forced on the back foot after Rahkeem Cornwall trapped Mushfiqur Rahim leg before in the first session.

But a 133-run stand between Mominul and Liton Das helped stretch the Tigers' lead past 350. The partnership was eventually broken when Liton fell for 69 with Mominul also being dismissed shortly afterwards for 115.

The hosts eventually declared at 223 for 8 with a lead of 394 runs to give the bowlers nearly a day and a half to carve out a victory against the West Indies.

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