Mushfiqur loses plot to leave Tigers with bitter taste at Tea

Mushfiqur Rahim fell two runs short of a half-century as Bangladesh keep spiraling deep into trouble on the fifth day of the Dhaka Test.

At Tea, Bangladesh is trembling at 147 for 6 after 52.1 overs, with a session left to play on the fifth day of the second Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.

When Mushfiqur attempted a reverse sweep to Sajid Khan in the 48th over of the second innings, the writing was on the wall for the experienced batter it seemed. And just at the stroke of Tea, Mushfiqur lost the plot completely when he called for a cheeky single and then managed to run himself out at the striker’s end after his 136-ball 48-run knock. The umpire was reluctant to pass the call to the third umpire at first but replays showed that Mushfiqur failed to slide the bat onto the ground by the moment wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan dislodged the bails.

Shakib Al Hasan is unbeaten on 25 off 56 deliveries and will be hoping to get all the support from the likes of Mehedi Hasan Miraz and Taijul Islam.