Tuesday 26 January 2010 

Tamim Blazes A Trail As Bangladesh Fight Back

Tamim Blazes A Trail As Bangladesh Fight Back
Tamim Blazes A Trail As Bangladesh Fight Back
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Bangladesh 233 & 228-3 (Tamim Iqbal 151, Junaid Siddique 55) v
India 544-8 dec. (Tendulkar 143, Dravid 111ret, Dhoni 89)

Second Test, day three, Dhaka

Tamim Iqbal blazed a stunning 151 as Bangladesh fought back against India on day three of the second and final Test in Dhaka.

His innings, coming from 183 balls, helped Bangladesh close the day on 228 for three in their second innings after India declared on 544 for eight. Bangladesh mustered just 233 in their first innings on day one.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni progressed from his overnight score of 22 to make 89, adding to day two centuries from Sachin Tendulkar (143) and Rahul Dravid (111) before his dismissal prompted the declaration, Shafiul Islam finishing with three for 86 for Bangladesh.

Starting their second innings 311 runs behind, Tamim decided that attack would be the best option despite losing opening partner Imrul Kayes for five early on.

He smashed 18 fours and three sixes and put on 200 for the second wicket with Junaid Siddique, who made a patient 55 in 144 balls.

Tamim was dismissed shortly before stumps which left nightwatchman Shahadat Hossain unbeaten on two alongside Mohammad Ashraful on the same score with Bangladesh 83 runs behind.

India won the opening Test in Chittagong by 113 runs.

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