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Ton-up Mithun steals limelight in drawn match

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 26 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Ton-up Mithun steals limelight in drawn match

National discarded batsman Mohammad Mithun stole the limelight in the second drawn four-day match between Bangladesh A team and High Performance Unit after scoring a hundred on the final day in Chattogram on Saturday.

Mithun, who resumed on overnight 46, struck unbeaten 101 off 206 balls while Yasir Ali and Irfan Sukkur made 86 and 37 runs respectively as Bangladesh A team, who resumed on 258-4, declared their second innings after making a mammoth 371-6 to set a target of 366 runs for HP Unit.

“We came here in order to get match practice and so far it has been really good. We receive good practice facilities and wickets here. Overall, I liked everything here,” said Mithun after the match.

“From my perspective, the matches were really important for me. It wasn’t going alright for me for the last few days. I think those runs will help me,” he added. 

HP Unit then reached 148-3 in 40 runs in their second innings before rain stopped the game and the match was eventually called off later on.

Shahadat Hossain and Pervez Hossain made 44 not out and 43 runs respectively for the HP side.

Bangladesh A team earlier made 231 runs in their first innings while HP Unit scored 237 runs in reply to earn a narrow six-run lead in the first innings.

The rain-marred first four-day game also ended in a draw last week.