Mushfiqur Rahim slams his 10th Test century, scripts this record
Bangladesh batter Mushfiqur Rahim has slammed his 10th century in Test cricket. The right-hander reached the landmark on Day 2 of the one-off Test against Ireland at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. His 166-ball 126 took the hosts past 300 after they were reduced to 199/4. Bangladesh racked up 369 after Ireland managed 214 in the first innings. Here are the key stats.
Joint-second-most Test tons for Bangladesh
Mushfiqur is one of Bangladesh's finest-ever players in international cricket. The 35-year-old has been one of their go-to batters in crunch situations. As stated, Mushfiqur, the leading run-scorer for Bangladesh in Tests, struck his 10th century. He has become just the third Bangladesh batter to have slammed 10 or more Test tons, Tamim Iqbal (10) and Mominul Haque (11) being the others.
Most Test runs for Bangladesh
Last year, Mushfiqur ran past the 5,000-run mark in whites during the first Test against Sri Lanka. He became the first batter from Bangladesh to have chronicled such a feat. As of now, Mushfiqur has scored 5,447 runs from 85 Tests at an average of 38.09. Meanwhile, Tamim has the second-most runs for Bangla Tigers in Tests (5,103).
Mushfiqur has been on a roll across formats
Mushfiqur has been on a roll across formats. In March this year, he slammed the fastest ODI century for Bangladesh (60 balls). His 60-ball 100* came against Ireland in the 2nd ODI at the Sylhet International Stadium.
Summary of the match so far
Ireland were bowled out for 214 in the first innings before Bangladesh rode on Mushfiqur's ton to post 369/10. Shakib Al Hasan scored a valiant fifty as well alongside Mehidy Hasan Miraz. Andy McBrine claimed six scalps for Ireland (6/118). In response, Ireland are 27/4 at stumps. Taijul Islam (2/7) was brilliant. He claimed a fifer in the first innings.Share this timeline