Mominul’s maiden ton takes Bangladesh close to NZ total

(Reuters) – Mominul Haque’s fine knock of 181 took Bangladesh close to New Zealand’s first-innings total of 469 on the third day of the first test in Chittagong yesterday.

At stumps, tailenders Sohag Gazi (28) and Abdur Razzak (one) were at the crease with the hosts on 380 for seven wickets, trailing the touring side by 89 runs.

Resuming on his overnight score of 77, the 22-year-old Mominul continued his aggressive approach to reach his maiden test hundred off 98 deliveries.

Bangladesh built their innings around Mominul and the first meaningful partnership of 126 runs was shared by the left-handed batsman and Marshall Ayub (25).

Mominul, playing his fourth test, added 46 for the fourth wicket with Shakib Al Hasan (19) and another 121 with captain Mushfiqur Rahim (67) for the fifth.

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