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Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh 2017: 1st Test, Day 3, 5 Talking Points

rohit sankar
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 09 Mar 2017
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#4 Mushfiqur Rahim sizzles at Galle again

Rahim played a fighting innings to help Bangladesh past the follow-on mark

The Bangladesh wicket-keeper batsman had knocked off a double hundred the last time the two teams faced off in Galle. That time, on a flat pitch, Bangladesh knocked off 600+ courtesy his double ton.

The morning session in this Galle Test on Day 3 had not gone well for Bangladesh having lost four quick wickets that reduced them to 192/6. Rahim found some support from Mehedi Hasan, quickly proving to be more than a useful hand with the bat, and compiled a fine half-century. 

He was calm and composed and knocked off the spinners easily while charging them when anything loose came by. A towering six off Herath over his head stood out in yet another brilliant knock by Rahim. He helped Bangladesh avoid the follow-on before being the 9th man dismissed, bowled by Herath for 85. 

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Published 09 Mar 2017
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