Mushfiqur Rahim uses thigh: The senior Bangladeshi batsman adopted a strange method to prevent the ball from hitting the stumps.
During the one-off Test of the ongoing Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh in Mirpur, senior Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim adopted a strange method to prevent the ball from hitting the stumps.
Having defended a delivery from one of the visiting seamers, Rahim was alert enough to realize that the ball was heading back towards the stumps. The 32-year old player immediately turned backwards and used his thigh to stop the ball from hitting the stumps.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 50th over, Rahim stitched a 222-run partnership alongside captain Mominul Haque (132) as Bangladesh posted a mammoth 560/6 in 156 overs before declaring their innings.
In what was his seventh Test century, it was also his third Test double century. Rahim, who remained unbeaten till the end, ended up scoring 203* (318) with the help of 28 fours.
It is worth mentioning that Rahim had become the first wicket-keeper batsman to score two Test double centuries when he had crossed the 200-run mark for the second time against Zimbabwe in 2018. While he has scored another Test double century, he won’t better his own record as he was playing as a specialist batsman in this match.
Bangladesh spinner Nayeem Hasan registering bowling figures of 24-6-82-5 played a titular role in the hosts bundling out Zimbabwe for 189 in 57.3 overs to win the match by an innings and 106 runs.
Mushfiqur Rahim uses thigh
Mushfiqur Rahim doing his utmost best to make sure the ball does not go back onto his stumps!
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 24, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Mashrafe Mortaza (@ImMashrafe02) February 25, 2020
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) February 25, 2020
Mushfiqur Rahim the dinosaur!
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) February 25, 2020
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