Mushfiqur Rahim has scored his second double century in Test cricket, taking the Tigers to a massive total of 522 in the Mirpur Test against Zimbabwe.
Mushfiqur Rahim now holds the record for becoming the first Bangladesh batsman to score two Test double-centuries along with the highest individual innings by a Bangladesh batsman, with his 219*. The other two are Shakib Al Hasan (217) and Tamim Iqbal (206).
His knock also broke Shakib’s record for the highest Test score by a Bangladeshi batsman.
His innings is also the highest knock played by a Bangladesh batsman at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. He went past Mominul Haque’s 161 after lunch today to make the record his. It was a life-saving knock from one of Bangladesh’s most dependable batsman as he revived the Tigers after it looked like another batting collapse was imminent when they lost three top-order batsmen within 12 overs yesterday. He controlled the flow of the game with his usual composure, building partnerships along the way. The double ton, reached in 407 deliveries was laced with 16 fours and one six.
He also became the Bangladesh batsman to face most deliveries in a single innings, going past Mohammad Ashraful’s 417 deliveries faced against Sri Lanka in Galle during an innings of 190 back in 2013.
Bangladesh declared at the end of the 160th over at 522/7.
Mehidy Hasan Miraz was undefeated at 68* at the time.