Bangladesh v New Zealand, 1st Test, Chittagong, 3rd day October 11, 2013

Bangladesh's forgotten mark

Plays of the Day from the third day of the Chittagong Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand

The forgotten mark

When Bangladesh moved past 269, the follow-on mark, on the third afternoon, there was no customary cheer from the Chittagong crowd. Even a couple of years ago, the crowd used to get involved whenever they got past the danger mark. This time when Mushfiqur edged the ball past slips, it was only noticed by a few and not celebrated. Bangladesh had a bigger target in their sights.

The short celebration

Mominul Haque is a man of few words. While no one expected a Michael Slater-style celebration from him, what he did after scoring his maiden Test century was amusing to everyone, even his teammates. He took the helmet off, raised his bat towards the dressing-room, and exchanged a few words with Marshall Ayub. That's it. He then went back to take the again. It was batting as usual for Mominul.

The drop

Brendon McCullum handed Mominul his first life, by trying his luck with one-handed attempt at slips. The New Zealand captain jumped right in front of Ross Taylor at first slip, but dropped the chance. Mominul was on 172 at the time, and Trent Boult, whose delivery he edged, was left ruing his luck.

The debutant connection

Marshall Ayub's awkward dismissal to Corey Anderson was a case of one debutant taking the wicket of another. It was Anderson's first major contribution in the game, after having scored just one in the first innings. Marshall innings was cut short on 25 after promising much solidity on the second day.

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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