Haque rues missing double century

Bangladesh

Batsman Mominul Haque expressed frustration after failing to score the highest Test score by a Bangladeshi cricketer – on day three of the series opener against New Zealand at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday.

Batsman Mominul Haque expressed frustration after failing to score the highest Test score by a Bangladeshi cricketer – on day three of the series opener against New Zealand at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Friday.

Haque's 181, which spanned all of 274 deliveries and featured 27 boundaries in a total of 380 for seven, weighed in as the country's third highest individual score.

Only captain Mushfiqur Rahim's 200 and former skipper Mohammad Ashraful's 190 – both against Sri Lanka in Galle earlier this year – have done better.

"Definitely, I am frustrated, I don't know if I will get another chance like this," Mominul said. I got bad balls on Thursday. They had overcome their weaknesses and threw good balls in places on Friday," said Haque.

Opener Hamish Rutherford, acknowledged the placid conditions on offer – and anticipated a strong reply from the tourists, who amassed 469 all out in their first innings, Rutherford's 34 and centuries from the right-handed Kane Williamson and talented BJ Watling included.

"We still are in a very good position, the pitch is very flat, and it hasn't broken up as much as everyone would have thought. So leading into tomorrow, 89 runs ahead, a couple of wickets early would put us in a very good state," concluded Rutherford.

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