Saturday, senior cricketer in Bangladesh Mahmudullah surprised everyone when he announced his decision to retire from Test cricket. He made the sudden announcement while the recently concluded one-off test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports was underway.
The match against Zimbabwe was Mahmudullah’s 50th Test. He scored 2914 runs with five centuries and 16 half-centuries. The 35-year-old scored 43 wickets, with 8/110 as his best performance with the ball.
In the match, Mahmudullah smashed a dazzling unbeaten 150 to take Bangladesh’s first innings to 468. Meanwhile, the players in Bangladesh gave Mahmudullah a ‘Guard of Honor’ for his achievements in the longest format before the last day’s game.
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One last time in the test!
Mahmudullah Riyad received honor guard from his teammates 👏
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Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 220 runs in the one-off Test
Bangladesh put together Zimbabwe for 256 on the final day of the one-off Test and won the match by 220 runs. Brendan Taylor (92) and Donald Tiripano (52) were the top runs for the hosts in their second innings.
Mehidy Hasan and Taskin Ahmed was the choice of the bowlers for the visiting side. Both took four wickets to break down the Zimbabwe batting unit. While Mehidy earned a 4-fer for 66 runs in 30.4 overs, Taskin grabbed 4 scalps for 82 runs in 24 overs.
Mahmudullah was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his incredible effort with the bat. Mahmudullah said during the presentation that he tries to stick to his strengths and try to be as simple as possible.
‘Always like to be a team man and make a contribution to the team. Really happy to see the smiles on their faces. Liton batted well, but missed his century. It was good to see him bat from the other side, “he said. said Mahmudullah during the post-match presentation.
‘Taskin and I had a good partnership. He was a little impatient at times, but we built a partnership, and in the end it was a good total. If we play international cricket, there will be pressure. I tried to stick to my strengths; I tried to be as simple as possible, ‘ he added.