Bangladesh number 10 Abul Hasan hit a ton on debut to rescue his side against West Indies

By Graeme Mair - Twitter: @gmair 1.   Last Updated: 22/11/12 11:50am

  • Share:

Sky Bet

Abul Hasan marked his Test debut with a 106-ball century from number 10 as Bangladesh reached 365-8 on day one against West Indies in Khulna.

Bangladesh, needing to win the second Test in order to claim a share of the series after defeat in Dhaka, opted to bat first but were in trouble at 98-5 in early afternoon.

West Indies seam bowlers Fidel Edwards (5-81) and Darren Sammy (2-61) did the damage before sixth-wicket pair Nasir Hossain (52) and Mushfiqur Rahim rescued the innings with an 87-run stand.

Edwards had Mushfiqur caught behind for 38 and trapped Sohag Gazi lbw for a duck later in the same over to complete his five-wicket haul and leave Bangladesh on 193-8 shortly after tea.

Hasan, a 20-year-old seam bowler playing in his seventh first-class match, joined Mahmudullah to put on a 172-run partnership for the ninth wicket throughout the remainder of the day.

He smashed 13 fours and three sixes on the way to 100 not out from 108 deliveries at the close, Mahmudullah also getting into the spirit with nine fours in his 72 from 89 balls.

Hasan is only the fourth batsman in Test history to score a century at number 10 and he will have the chance on day two to overhaul Walter Read's 117, made for England against Australia at The Oval in 1884, as the top score from the position.

And there will be a new record for the highest ninth-wicket partnership in Tests if Mahmudullah and Hasan can add a further 24 together in the morning.

The ninth-wicket record is the 195 put on by Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox for South Africa against Pakistan at The Wanderers in 1998. Symcox's 108 was the most recent example of a number 10 scoring a hundred until Hasan's effort.

  • Share:

Related

Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test

Marlon Samuels: Jamaican fell late on day three for 260

Samuels puts Windies in charge

Marlon Samuels hit 260 as West Indies closed day three on 564-4, a lead of 177, against Bangladesh in Khulna.

Marlon Samuels: career revival continued with another century

Samuels punishes Bangladesh

Marlon Samuels hit 109 not out to guide West Indies to 241-2 in reply to Bangladesh's 387 on day two in Khulna.

Fast bowler Fidel Edwards removed opener Nazimuddin with the score on five.

2nd Test, Day 1: Ban v WI

Follow the action from day one of the second Test between Bangladesh and the West Indies in Khulna.

Poll

Most Popular

Features

Top 5 of 2014 | Chris Kamara moments

Top 5 of 2014 | Chris Kamara moments

Here are Kammy's unbelievable moments of 2014 including penalty confusion at Newcastle and a pet name for Jeff Stelling!

Top 5 for 2014: Netball

Top 5 for 2014: Netball

We count down our five favourite moments from the world of netball in 2014, do you agree?

Ronaldo snubbed Birmingham

Ronaldo snubbed Birmingham

David Sullivan told Soccer AM he was offered Cristiano Ronaldo for £6million when he was Birmingham City owner.