1st Test, Day 4: Mushfiqur Rahim's Half-Century Keeps Bangladesh Afloat vs West Indies

Mushfiqur Rahim scored an unbeaten 70 to help Bangladesh reach 256-5 after following on against West Indies.

updated: September 09, 2014 11:58 IST
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Mushfiqur Rahim of Bangladesh in action against West Indies. (Image courtesy: WICB/BrooksLaTouche)

Kingstown: Captain Mushfiqur Rahim struck an unbeaten 70 on Monday as Bangladesh batted doggedly to reach 256-5 in its second innings on day four as it faced an uphill battle to save the first Test against the West Indies at Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

The tourists, forced to follow on after trailing by 302 on first innings, also got solid contributions from Mahmudullah (66) and opener Tamim Iqbal (53) as they batted through the day to reduce the deficit to 46.

Mushfiqur rode his luck at times to strike eight fours off 193 balls in just over four hours. He shared a resolute fifth-wicket stand of 130 with Mahmudullah, who hit seven fours and a six off 151 deliveries.

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