WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nov 12, 2018, 06.09 PM
Mushfiqur Rahim slammed his second double century, surpassed Shakib al Hasan, to register the highest score by a Bangladeshi batsman in Tests on Monday.
He also became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh built a strong total in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.
Mushfiqur hit an unbeaten 219 to help Bangladesh declare their first innings at 522-7 before the hosts reduced Zimbabwe to 25 for one at stumps on the second day.
"I wasn't in bad form in Tests, but yes I wasn't getting a big innings. I believed that it was around the corner," Mushfiqur said at the close of second day's play.
"I knew that converting a fifty would ensure a big score. I had a lot of self-belief. I had my preparations in place," he added.
Mushfiqur played 421 balls and hit 18 fours and a six.
Highest Test scores for Bangladesh:
Mushfiqur Rahim - 219* vs Zimbabwe, 2018
Shakib Al Hasan - 217 vs New Zealand, 2017
Tamim Iqbal - 206 vs Pakistan, 2015
Mushfiqur Rahim - 200 vs Sri Lanka, 2013
Mohammad Ashraful - 190 vs Sri Lanka 2013
Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests.