Mushfiqur Rahim sets new record

Bangladeshi cricketer Mushfiqur Rahim reacts after scoring double century. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 12, 2018, 06.09 PM (IST)

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 

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