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|Subject: Rahim,Tamin boost Bangladesh Chittagong Sat Oct 22, 2011 5:10 pm|| |
Mushfiqur Rahim and Tamim Iqbal cracked impressive half-centuries to help Bangladesh post 255-4 against the West Indies on the opening day of the first Test today.
Wicketkeeper Rahim scored an unbeaten 68 in his first Test as captain and left-handed opener Tamim made 52 as Bangladesh batted steadily to consolidate their position after winning the toss. Rahim added 79 runs for the fourth wicket with former captain Shakib Al Hasan (40) to prop up the innings after Tamim and Raqibul Hasan (41) fell in the afternoon session.
The Bangladeshi skipper has so far hit five fours in his 144-ball knock for his seventh Test half-century. Tamim batted patiently before he was caught by teenager Kraigg Brathwaite at midwicket while attempting to slog-sweep part-time spinner Marlon Samuels.
He cracked five fours in his 141-ball knock for his ninth half-century. Middle-order batsman Raqibul also fell in the same session, trapped leg-before by seamer Darren Sammy.
Samuels bagged two wickets, while pacemen Ravi Rampaul and Sammy took one wicket apiece. Shahriar Nafees retired with a bleeding nose in the opening session after being struck by a bouncer from paceman Fidel Edwards in the 20th over. He is expected to bat later in the innings.