In Test ‘double century’ is always a harvest of hard work and patience. Whatever the opponent, the ability has to be completely ruined. Mushfiqur Rahim‘s ‘double century’ against Zimbabwe is the perfect number. And the fact that he has taken double the position he has been able to show multiple times, very few batsmen.
Mushfiq Khal has picked up a third double of his Test career. He never played such an innings in the batting order (top four). He got two double centuries in five. The rest is down to six. It is difficult to play big innings at this position. There is a question as to whether the team will be able to survive the ‘innings’ at the other end to play big innings.
On the third day of the day, Mushfiq might have batted a little faster because of this. He scored 4 runs in one day. This is the third highest score in a day for Bangladesh. Shakib scored 282 runs on the second day of the Wellington Test, and Mominul Haque scored 5 runs on the first day in the Chittagong Test. Shakib took five, Mominul three.
Wellington’s wicket doesn’t break as fast as the subcontinent. The ball also comes in a ‘wicket’ wicket. Strokemakers like Shakib are ideal for scoring wickets when ‘set’. But the character of the wicket of the subcontinent is known as the palm of the hand but the difficulty is not less. The wicket came on the third day of the Test. The pace of the ball slows down and starts to stop. Spinners and sims become a benefit for pacemakers. Mushfiq has three doubles but on the subcontinent.
However, there are not even ten batsmen who have taken multiple double centuries in Test cricket at five or below. In all, Michael Clarke, Sir Don Bradman, Mushfiqur Rahim, AB de Villiers, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brendon McCullum, Mohammad Yousuf, Thilan Samaraweera and Doug Walters. From here the list can be shortened a bit. If it is said, who has got at least three double centuries in the Test batting order at least five?
Former Australian captain Clarke has appeared in doubles four times since falling to five. Bradman and Mushfiq equal three times.
Mushfiq was bowled out for 26 in the first innings against Bangladesh in Sri Lanka in the 26th Test. Three years later, Mushfiq scored an unbeaten 25 against Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium. The innings fell to five against the same opponent yesterday. However, Mushfiq with Clark and Bradman lagged behind. Clark converted one of his four doubles into the ‘triple century’ (124 *). Bradman also made one of three triples. Mushfiq Kal was unbeaten on 28 runs. If Mominul Haque didn’t declare the innings, Mushfiq might have got a triple. Who knows