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Ban Vs Zim 2nd Test: Mushfiqur Rahim Becomes 1st Wicketkeeper Batsman To Score Two Double Hundreds In Test

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| November 13 , 2018 , 16:45 IST

Bangladesh's wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim on Monday became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in the history of Test cricket to score two double hundreds while playing in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.

The Bangladeshi keeper had smashed an unbeaten 219-runs to help Bangladesh declare their first innings total at 522-7 an hour into the final session.

The visitors Zimbabwe reduced to 25 for one at stumps on the second day. Taijul Islam removed Hamilton Masakadza for 14 after an edge flew to Mehidy Hasan at first slip for Bangladesh's first breakthrough.

Masakadza was earlier spared when he was dropped at seven by Ariful Haque at first slip off the bowling of debutant Khaled Ahmed.

Brian Chari, 10 not out, and nightwatchman Donald Tiripano (naught) prevented further damage.

Zimbabwe were ahead in the two-match tournament 1-0, needs at least a draw to win their first Test series in seven years.

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Speaking to media, Mushfiqur at the close of second day's play said, "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."

"I knew that converting a fifty would ensure a big score. I had a lot of self-belief. I had my preparations in place."

Mushfiqur, who played 421 balls and had hit 18 fours and a six, also surpassed Shakib al Hasan to become the highest individual scorer in an innings for Bangladesh in Test cricket.