Bangladesh v West Indies, 2nd Test, Khulna, 1st day November 21, 2012

No. 10 Abul Hasan's debut ton revives Bangladesh

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Bangladesh 365 for 8 (Abul 100*, Mahmudullah 72*, Nasir 52, Edwards 5-81) v West Indies
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

West Indies bulldozed through the first eight Bangladesh wickets on a flat, low and slow Khulna pitch. In came debutant Abul Hasan, all of 20, and proceeded to do something that had been done only once before in 2059 previous Tests dating back to 1877, by Reggie Duff over a century ago in 1902. Abul, who goes around as a fast bowler, became only the second Test debutant to make a hundred at No. 10. Abul's incredible innings, and his record unbroken ninth-wicket stand of 172 with Mahmudullah, himself on 72, rescued Bangladesh from 193 for 8, and left honours even on day one.

The cluelessness of being a debutant No. 10, if any, was restricted to the first four deliveries of Abul's knock, and a few scattered nervy moments against the second new ball as he approached his hundred. Barring those, the innings was a fresh breeze of audacious boundaries, and sensible defending, which blew the spotlight away from the continuing inadequacies of the specialist Bangladesh batsmen.

He was beaten four successive times at the start by Fidel Edwards, who had come in for the injured Ravi Rampaul to take five wickets before being upstaged by Abul. The fifth delivery was timed neatly down the ground for three runs, and Abul was a changed man thereafter.

Fast bowlers were pulled and driven with panache, a medium-pacer was charged and lofted, spinners were slog-swept and cut, and all of them were defended against solidly. He even ensured a part-timer was taken for runs when he hit Marlon Samuels for three fours in an over. Soon, he was dancing out and heaving Darren Sammy for six over long-off to go past fifty.

It would be an understatement to say the assault left West Indies stunned. Coming towards the end of a hard toil on an unresponsive pitch, it gave them no time to regroup. Every delivery and everyone went for runs. Sammy was caught between going for the remaining two wickets and setting fields to plug the torrent of runs. Abul eventually forced him to set defensive fields.

It was a largely chanceless innings; he was put down once, on 42, at forward short leg off Veerasammy Permaul, who made three attempts at the catch but could not hold on. The second new ball was taken when Abul was on 84. He responded by a couple of blind charges at Edwards' short deliveries, and was fortunate not to get hit.

Abul's recovery against Edwards showed the kind of touch he was in. He coolly made room to a short of a length delivery and punched it past point for four. Some more tense moments against Edwards followed, but Abul broke into a roar after a tuck to leg for two off Sunil Narine, whose returns for this series now stand at 3 for 295.

Mahmudullah's contribution was not far behind. He let the man of the day go about his business, and motored along without fuss. He didn't try to match Abul for spectacle, although he did come close in terms of strokeplay, the highlight being a charge-and-whip off Narine which raced through square leg, and a short-arm controlled pull through midwicket off Edwards.

The ninth-wicket partnership was already Bangladesh's highest, and also the fourth-highest ever in Tests. Not even the staunchest Bangladesh supporters who had filled the stands in Khulna could have hoped for a better opening day's play at Test cricket's latest, and 107th venue, especially after the struggles of the specialist batsmen.

In each of the first two sessions, Bangladesh were jolted early. In each session, they fought back. And in each session, with depressing familiarity, they also gave away whatever ground they had regained. The result was that despite Bangladesh's best batsman, Tamim Iqbal, batting nearly two hours, and Nasir Hossain counter-attacking with a fifty, it was West Indies who dominated.

In Tamim's defence, he had at least fallen trying to preserve his wicket close to lunch. Nasir's brain fade came moments before tea, when he charged at Permaul and lofted him straight to mid-on. Till then, Nasir had batted with the confidence he had shown in Mirpur against the West Indies spinners.

After Edwards had dismissed Shakib Al Hasan and Naeem Islam in successive overs after lunch, Nasir and Mushfiqur Rahim put on 87 for the sixth wicket in quick time. From 98 for 5 to 185 for 5 had been a swift mini-recovery, but even as the crowd's hopes rose and tea beckoned, Nasir blew it.

Proceedings had been similar in the morning. West Indies started with the tactic that had won them the Mirpur Test - a barrage of short balls - but soon realised the pitch had hardly any life for the gambit to sustain for long. Sammy focussed on the old-fashioned and unglamorous strategy of sticking to one line outside off stump, varied his angle, and reaped the rewards. He broke a growing second-wicket stand by removing Shahriar Nafees, and then took the big wicket of Tamim.

Sammy's strikes won West Indies a session that seemed to be slipping away from them. Tamim and Nafees had several close moments against the short ball, with a few fends carrying over the infield, but soon settled down to play the pull effectively.

Edwards, moving the old ball at pace, was in business early in all the three sessions but no one had reckoned for Abul.

Abhishek Purohit is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo

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  • SuperSharky on November 22, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Wow, amazing tiger-fighting-spirit shown by Abul Hasan.

  • g.narsimha on November 22, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    just owesome,another all rouder is in making, in international cricket if any body scores a hundred means he have requsite ingredients , the scoring rate is very good BD should capatalise the adventage to square the series

  • Shan156 on November 22, 2012, 3:49 GMT

    Well done Abu. Glad to see the overhyped Windies attack torn to pieces by the lowly ranked Bangladesh batsmen.

  • on November 22, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    proud moment for every Bangladeshi. 100 at number 10 when the total score was not that much good, so i hope that new generation of bangla cricket will be more inspired from this golden moment of bangla cricket.

  • SpitFire on November 22, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    This is good news for BD, they can play one more spinner instead of Nazim or Shahriar Nafees, if Abul can become another all rounder.

  • on November 22, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    This is incredible outfit for a young man from Bangladesh. The time will come when we will be the world beater in cricket with the introduction of new blood like Abul.

  • Zhyderk on November 22, 2012, 2:27 GMT

    this is how history is being made. those whose voices sound like oligarchs in the comments against bangladesh test cricket should rethink while making such comments. i'm happy, but i'll not rejoice before the end of the fifth day. with quite an indifferent countenance, i'll be watching till then.

  • i_amVIVA on November 22, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    very well done, baby tiger Abul. you made the Bangladeshi and Khulnaites proud. You are now another jewel with Saki/ Tami/ Mushi/ Mashes for the bengal tigers...:)

  • on November 22, 2012, 2:15 GMT

    I am very proud of Abul Hasan. after 5 wicket were down I gave up on watching the game. It shows now Bangladesh cricketers playing for the country and fight for victory and never willing to give up until the last ball or wicket. As a cricket fan this is the kind of match we love watching.

  • QTS_ on November 22, 2012, 2:07 GMT

    Word of advice: Abul and Mahmudullah should not play for records. It is more important to win the match, especially after the close first Test. Remember that Gayle, Powell, Chanderpaul and Ramdin will be batting soon. As pointed out in recent Cricinfo articles, Bangladesh fans become contented with personal achievements, even without a win (although I opposed that conjecture). Records are meant to be broken (except some like Bradman's and Laker's), and playing for records brings forth criticism even for a stellar player like Tendulkar.

  • SuperSharky on November 22, 2012, 12:58 GMT

    Wow, amazing tiger-fighting-spirit shown by Abul Hasan.

  • g.narsimha on November 22, 2012, 6:38 GMT

    just owesome,another all rouder is in making, in international cricket if any body scores a hundred means he have requsite ingredients , the scoring rate is very good BD should capatalise the adventage to square the series

  • Shan156 on November 22, 2012, 3:49 GMT

    Well done Abu. Glad to see the overhyped Windies attack torn to pieces by the lowly ranked Bangladesh batsmen.

  • on November 22, 2012, 3:34 GMT

    proud moment for every Bangladeshi. 100 at number 10 when the total score was not that much good, so i hope that new generation of bangla cricket will be more inspired from this golden moment of bangla cricket.

  • SpitFire on November 22, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    This is good news for BD, they can play one more spinner instead of Nazim or Shahriar Nafees, if Abul can become another all rounder.

  • on November 22, 2012, 3:19 GMT

    This is incredible outfit for a young man from Bangladesh. The time will come when we will be the world beater in cricket with the introduction of new blood like Abul.

  • Zhyderk on November 22, 2012, 2:27 GMT

    this is how history is being made. those whose voices sound like oligarchs in the comments against bangladesh test cricket should rethink while making such comments. i'm happy, but i'll not rejoice before the end of the fifth day. with quite an indifferent countenance, i'll be watching till then.

  • i_amVIVA on November 22, 2012, 2:17 GMT

    very well done, baby tiger Abul. you made the Bangladeshi and Khulnaites proud. You are now another jewel with Saki/ Tami/ Mushi/ Mashes for the bengal tigers...:)

  • on November 22, 2012, 2:15 GMT

    I am very proud of Abul Hasan. after 5 wicket were down I gave up on watching the game. It shows now Bangladesh cricketers playing for the country and fight for victory and never willing to give up until the last ball or wicket. As a cricket fan this is the kind of match we love watching.

  • QTS_ on November 22, 2012, 2:07 GMT

    Word of advice: Abul and Mahmudullah should not play for records. It is more important to win the match, especially after the close first Test. Remember that Gayle, Powell, Chanderpaul and Ramdin will be batting soon. As pointed out in recent Cricinfo articles, Bangladesh fans become contented with personal achievements, even without a win (although I opposed that conjecture). Records are meant to be broken (except some like Bradman's and Laker's), and playing for records brings forth criticism even for a stellar player like Tendulkar.

  • Swingit on November 22, 2012, 1:15 GMT

    Wow impressive stuff from BD even on a dead flat wicket. I dont know why the few idiots here blame Sammy, really nothing Windies could do with Abdul, same as when Best went crazy in England against the "best attack in the world" on a FAST pitch mind you. The only disappointment here is Narine. I mean I was really a backer of this guy but all the naysayers who said he would be found out at test level were right, he is useless! Keep him to T20 and maybe ODIs he is NOT tests material. Windies would have been better off with Bishoo or Shillingford (who did wonders at the pitch in Dominnica which was similar to this pitch. Both Gazi and Permaul have completely outshone Narine dont know why the heck Sammy persists with him (maybe to get the Trinis off his back), give Tino the new ball!!!! Anyway makes for a great test. Best of luck to both teams and may we go down to the wire on the 5th day like the fist test! THREE great series, long live test cricket!

  • on November 22, 2012, 1:13 GMT

    please give shilling a chance selectors..... you know he deserves his pick

  • cricket0007 on November 22, 2012, 0:33 GMT

    ICC must investigate this game

  • RICK69 on November 21, 2012, 23:56 GMT

    Rubel Hossain has set his sights on a double hundred.

  • Htc-Android on November 21, 2012, 23:33 GMT

    I would love to see a bangladeshi player setting up a world record. this will be moral boasting one for his team and cricket in bangladesh. Abul hasan should go for it. But if he doesnt deliver the goods with the ball, he wont find a consistent place in the team. considering the fact that they have a weak pace attack.

  • BravoBravo on November 21, 2012, 23:23 GMT

    Kudo's to ABUL HASAN. What a beauty. A win by any team in Cricket requires only 2-3 players (batsman or bowler) shining up on the occasion. BD should use everything available in their armamentarium to atleast DRAW this match. If they loose this match, it will be a slap on the face of this young talent named Abul Hasan. Once again congrats Mr. Abul Hasan and welcome to the exciting world of Test Cricket.

  • Leonb on November 21, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    Awesome performance by the young man! I hope he is able to pinch at least another 18 runs and write himself in indelible ink into the record books!

  • Quddus-Mamu on November 21, 2012, 22:42 GMT

    Anamul Haque is a test quality batsman but he was selected for T20 squad last time. Nazimuddin is a T20 batsman and he was selected for test squad. Bangladeshi selectors have no idea how to select a team. I think, it's time for a new selection panel.

  • TAPOREE on November 21, 2012, 22:35 GMT

    Nice to see Nasir and Mahmudullah showing consistency. Hopefully other BD batsmen can apply themselves in the next inning and produce two good innings. Rarely they get one good inning but for sure not able to put two good innings in the match. And therefore not able to get the results in their favor. Patience and application will be key in the second inning.

  • yorkslanka on November 21, 2012, 22:28 GMT

    i was absolutely amazed looking at this scorecard and seeing the achievemtns of this young man- apologies to my Bangaldeshi friends, i may have been doing this guy a disservice and he may already be the next big thing in the Bangla team..Irrespective, fantaastic achievement and much needed by his team..well done...

  • on November 21, 2012, 21:57 GMT

    bd fans and players should remember every day is not sunday. top order has to work very hard even to draw the second test.

  • on November 21, 2012, 21:39 GMT

    I woke up from sleep to do fajr namaz and saw Bangladesh in serious trouble at 186/6 (when nasir fell) but did not expect this innings from a 20 year old #10 batsman!

  • Quddus-Mamu on November 21, 2012, 21:24 GMT

    I'm expecting at least 196 runs between these two batsman which will break the record of MV Boucher, and PL Symcox's highest partnership record in 9th wicket.

  • Sadequl on November 21, 2012, 20:05 GMT

    From international prospective records which are standing just infront of Abul atm [according to Statsguru of Cricinfo's record book ] :

    (01) If Abul can get only 5 more runs he will be the top batsman to gain the highest runs @ number 10th by breaking "RA Duff's (Aus)" previous world record from 1902 as a debutant.

    (02) If Abul can get 18 more runs, then he will be top most run getter in the world by defeating "WW Read's (Eng)" 117 on 1884 batting @ number 10th.

    (03) If Abul & Mahmudullah can get 24 runs more then that will the top ninth wicket partnership ever by defeating world's record of 195 runs by MV Boucher & PL Symcox (SA) Johannesburg on 14th Feb 1998 [though already they are now @ 4th in it too].

  • Shortcuts on November 21, 2012, 19:28 GMT

    He's a bowler who got a 100 that's why there's hype. Honestly Bangladesh apart from 2 players Bangladesh played poorly on a flat deck which was hard to taste if your're a Bangla fan. But I seriously hope he taught Bangladesh top order a serious lesson on how to bat against such an attack. The scorecard looks upside down.

  • BG4cricket on November 21, 2012, 19:21 GMT

    Great knock from both batsmen and hopefully Mahmudullah can reach a well deserved 100. I am not sure the score will be enough given the strength of the bowling attack but runs on the board and a competitive total are important and can build pressure. Given how quickly they scored a draw seems unlikely so looking forward to an exciting finish

  • timohyj on November 21, 2012, 19:09 GMT

    i always knew narine would not be very good for test matches. A surprise leg break delivery which turns so much will be hard to score off in a T20, but in a test macth you can just keep your bat inside the line and if it is an off break then you can defend it and if it is the leg break it will just go past the edge

  • SujanMolla on November 21, 2012, 19:07 GMT

    Proud Moment: Abul Hasan was congratulated by his team mates and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also called on mobile phone to congratulate him on his success. He deserves it. We are proud of Abul Hasan.

  • StatisticsRocks on November 21, 2012, 19:02 GMT

    Vow what an innings and that too when the team was in disarray. Gr8 knock and at a fabulous run rate. Who says test match is boring.

  • on November 21, 2012, 18:53 GMT

    Whoa! this is hard to believe! a bowler playing his first match scoring a 100 runs against a new confident looking world champs without a sweat certainly deserves my respect. I think he only needs 20 now to break the world record good luck!!!!!!!!

  • on November 21, 2012, 18:18 GMT

    Surely Bravo has to be dropped. They are complaining about Sammy is not good enought to be one the team but he is doing a dame good job. Bravo cannot field he cannot run he cannot bowl. Only one thing he can do is a small bit is batting. Which is not great. If a batsman score lets say 50 runs and keeps on droping guys who go ahead and makes 100, 150, or 200 what is his worth.

  • Ramansilva on November 21, 2012, 18:03 GMT

    Once in a while tails wag. We all know that. Bangies should not expect Abul Hassan to perform like that in every match. On the other hand he has to live up to expectations now.

  • gsingh7 on November 21, 2012, 17:59 GMT

    flat track has some say in this hundred , wicket was so smooth even an elephant wud slide over there , wait till gayle storm hits tomorrow

  • on November 21, 2012, 17:39 GMT

    Goodness...What a cricket the boy is playing... Just a sample from cricinfo commentator...

    Permaul to Abul Hasan, SIX, shot sir! He goes down the track and it is not a full swing of the arm, just a punch over long-on and it has gone all the way over the boundary!!

    Abul Hasan is now the third highest scorer for a No 10 on debut. He is closing in on Tim Southee, but the only man to score a century from that position, on debut, is by Reggie Duff in 1902.!!!

    Narine to Abul Hasan, 2 runs, That's it, he has done it, a century on Test debut, only the second to do that from number 10 in 135 years of Test match cricket! It was shorter and he flicked away for a single before realising that there was a second there and got back to get to his maiden ton. What celebrations from a visibly happy man!

    Congratulations... Carry on dude...Make Bd proud.

    Waiting for Double Hundred Partnership & Mahmudullah's ton crossing 450 runs...

  • ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on November 21, 2012, 17:36 GMT

    Is this the end of sunil narine's mystery ??? these bangla boys playing smartly against him.

  • ----LoveTheWayLionsPlay--- on November 21, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    Congratulations Abul Hasan for his Unbelievable great knock !!! hope he continue to do well for bangladesh with both bat & ball.

  • johnal on November 21, 2012, 17:32 GMT

    great effort from the young abul hasan. good from mahudullah also.at least there is hope for bangladesh.the last time this was done where a no10 made a hundred on debut was 110yrs ago.

  • delboy on November 21, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    Based on Abdul's performance; expect Fidel Edwards to take 14 wickets and go on to make 100 in each innings. BD certainly reversed their batting order. Those exoerts who keep saying Abdul should be batting up etc.. Chances are he would have made nought..WI just choked; Too confident, trying too hard syndrome. When BD looked certain to be bowled out for under 200 Sammy got it wrong. FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL!

  • on November 21, 2012, 17:27 GMT

    abul made a fabulous maiden century. he has a steel nerve. wish in the next day he along with mahmudullah will be able to add more runs on the scoreboard. though it was unusual where the first line batsman`s failed to built the runs monument..but as a 1oth wicket he proved himself worthy for the team.congrats abul once again for saving the day. i personally dedicate the day as abul`s day. side by side bravo riad for giving company to abul...go tigers.

  • on November 21, 2012, 17:22 GMT

    Please be patient Abul and break some more record.... just try to add 20/30 more runs

  • La_Bangla on November 21, 2012, 17:16 GMT

    Other Test playing countries are playing test cricket for anywhere from 100 yrs to 30 yrs but nobody has produced #10, who scores century at the debut. Bangladesh got the best talent in the world.

  • M_Rakibul_Islam on November 21, 2012, 17:06 GMT

    Along with 6 smart stats 4m Purohit, another record has been made today- 365/8 is the highest score for BD in a day of a Test match. Previous best was against Aussies (355/5) at Fatullah in 2006.

  • on November 21, 2012, 16:49 GMT

    OMG!!What a fine script to enter into Internationals!!

  • AzAb12754 on November 21, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    @Adnan Habib: Of course its a one time innings he was selected for his bowling not batting he's not a batsman.

  • Fogu on November 21, 2012, 16:38 GMT

    Congrats to BD. We have some good young cricketers coming up. Next two years will be critical in the development of BD cricket. Hopefully selectors and coaches nurture these talented young men into a formidable team for years to come. As I said during the 1st test, BD will break into top five in two years and stay there consistently for years to come. I would not be too harsh on Nazimuddin. He has the temperament to play Test cricket. We should stick with him and add Anamul in the mix. That would be a start of a good team. Mahmudullah has been the unsung hero of BD for a long time. He just goes about his business without fanfare. I am surprised at fans lashing out at Sammy. I don't think anybody, including BD expected this of Abul Hasan. Congrats to both team. A good test match in the making.

  • on November 21, 2012, 16:30 GMT

    For a moment, the scoreboard made me think it was displayed bottom-up :)...but it wasn't to be...full credit to the youngster...hope he continues to deliver if not 100% the way he did on this dream debut, even a half or 3rd of what he did today will do so much good to BANG cricket and nonetheless to himself.

  • Legaleagle on November 21, 2012, 16:18 GMT

    Well played No. 10 innings, this is going down as one of the biggest stings in world cricket. Absolutely fantastic!

    There is a clear lesson for "talented" players of Bangladesh. Half of the game is won inside your mind. Most Bangladesh players lack the mental intent. This lad showed his mental ability to apply himself. This is the simple reason why Tamim and Shakib are NOT great players after so many years on the circuit.

  • Dreamscrapper on November 21, 2012, 16:17 GMT

    Extra-ordinary feat achieved by Abul Hasan! I hope he will maintain it throughout his career. ALL THE BEST!

  • on November 21, 2012, 16:07 GMT

    In the second innings of the first test match Bangladesh made the first innings look like a fluke! I fear Abul Hasan will show in the next few innings that his century was also a fluke! But at least the flukes are consistent :D!! Keep 'em coming!!!

  • on November 21, 2012, 16:03 GMT

    That was astonishing and unexpected! Both Abul Hasan and Mahmudullah Riad played amazingly well. Hasan was so comfortable and cheeky, playing perfect looking shots, who could tell he was a bowler coming in at no.10? Mahmudullah played very sensibly, gave great support and also made runs!

  • on November 21, 2012, 16:01 GMT

    We are waiting two world records. 1) Highest partnership for the ninth wicket (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/283553.html), 2) Most runs in an innings by batting position (http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/records/282860.html)

  • FrenchCricketFan on November 21, 2012, 15:55 GMT

    Perheps batting should be abul hasan's priority from now on ? bangladesh train him in batting.

  • Baber_Baloch on November 21, 2012, 15:54 GMT

    Such a great inning from a bowler also on No.10 ...9 wicket just change the game for Bangladesh..best wishes to Bangladesh from Pak fans.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:49 GMT

    bangladesh's last 3 debutants against west indies were-Elias Sunny,Shohag Gazi and Abul Hasan.....All of them were successful....sunny got 7 wickets,Gazi took 9 wickets and abul got a century...they all showed something extra...i hope all future debutants of bangladesh will succeed as they did........

  • zaman_ash on November 21, 2012, 15:38 GMT

    i would be rather happy to see a top-order batsman scoring a century than abul. a no.10 batsman is definitely not gonna deliver this bonus performance everyday.truly speaking i thought that the recognized batsmen had learnt their lessons but... :-(

  • swat1999 on November 21, 2012, 15:33 GMT

    This is the beauty of Test Cricket & thats the one of the reason i always prefer and love Test match. Bangladesh always can do something different. Thanks Abul for his unbelieveable hundred. He stun whole world as wel as Bangladeshi fans. Congratuylation once again from bottom of my heart.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:32 GMT

    Very unusual!!!! if you see todays score cards. from lower order to top order batting line up is upside down. I am wondering why Tamim cannot play his natural cricket? I'd say if anyone creating pressure on him to play for so called TEST MATCH style then it is costing his early departure. Let the top order play their game the way they want. bangladesh has strong middle order batting line up, often they shows their skill (Shakib, Nasir,Mahmudullah, Musfiq).

  • rgrokkam1 on November 21, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    Fantastic innings. Hope he is not one time wonder.

  • ExtremeSpeed on November 21, 2012, 15:25 GMT

    Its true Bangladesh will still struggle to win test matches at the moment as compared to limited overs but as long as they can compete no matter how at the moment then its fine. It takes time to succeed in Cricket especially for minnows.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:23 GMT

    Amazing feat! Congratulations to the new kid on the block, hopefully he will beack it up with 10 wickets in the match!

  • nix_moviefreak on November 21, 2012, 15:22 GMT

    Congrats Abul and Mahmdullah. Now there is hope for BD to win this match and level the series. Best wishes from India. Hard luck WI.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:19 GMT

    Congratulation Abul. keep going..Tamim should play his normal game but also have to be little patience. Bad ball should be punished and not every ball. Same advice for Nasir... when a session is near to close there is no need to charge down a bowler.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Unbelievable achievement by a No, 10 player to score a test debut century. After 120 years and against a fast improving West Indies.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:13 GMT

    Abul hasan remember one thing!All bangladeshis perform their best in debuts!Please carry o with your all round performance.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:04 GMT

    Tamim should play his own style. team management should give him freedom to play his natural style. do not destroy him. anyway many many congratulation for our new national hero abul hassan. show something more as bowler.

  • on November 21, 2012, 15:03 GMT

    We need a fast bowler with opening or top order batting skill, may be Abul Hasn Raju is the man to be. 2 days back some one comment here " WHO IS THIS ABUL" I would request that gentleman to see him.

  • Midonoff on November 21, 2012, 14:59 GMT

    Gd innings by Abdu Hasan, and he has a bit of luck as well but that's part of cricket. If Gayle gets going tomorrow BD could be in for a hidding, as this wicket is batsman paradise.

  • bumsonseats on November 21, 2012, 14:58 GMT

    narine just seems to be a mystery spinner to aus, and as eng have not played him yet maybe thats still to come. but he does nothing against banga.

  • mainul079080 on November 21, 2012, 14:56 GMT

    Let us not make Abul Hasan the Irfan Pathan of Bangladesh. Lets make him the Shane Watson/Kapil Dev of Bangladesh.

  • Parvez51 on November 21, 2012, 14:44 GMT

    Wow!!! nothing more exciting than this...I can share the excitement of BD fans as I was a witness at The Oval in 1967 when Asif Iqbal scored 146 at #10 after Pakistan were 68-8.. Asif like Abul was playing as a opening bowler...who knows, we may have a making of another great all-rounder...well done young man you have made BD proud.

  • The_Ashes on November 21, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    This was most certainly 'Test' Cricket for both sides. Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium looks cool to play Cricket!

  • Sadequl on November 21, 2012, 14:38 GMT

    Cricketcrazy @ fyi, for record details follow below link & Abul is only 4 runs away to bit in top in that list now...lol :

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?batting_positionmax1=10;batting_positionmin1=10;batting_positionval1=batting_position;class=1;debut_or_last=1;filter=advanced;orderby=batted_score;qualmin1=50;qualval1=batted_score;template=results;type=batting;view=innings

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:37 GMT

    I am really amazed to see Abul Hasan's batting power. He is a bowler but he batted like a genuine batsman. It's really a tremendous batting performance. Best of luck for the next day. :))

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:35 GMT

    just hope that mahmudullah will get his 2nd test century tommorrow. that will take the innings pass 450. bangladesh will take that from any situation

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:22 GMT

    the highest ninth wicket partnrsip 198

  • Shortcuts on November 21, 2012, 14:15 GMT

    What an unpredictable match!

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:12 GMT

    People are forgetting Mahmudullah contribution he may be quiet but his knock deserves some gratitude hope he gets a century as well deservedly.

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:09 GMT

    Such a great day for Bangladesh Cricket. You know what when Bangladesh lost to Pakistan in T20 W/C math.. whole nation was cursing this Abul Hasan as he had a terrible spell.. now he is the HERO.. thats what cricket is all about ..

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:08 GMT

    I don't like it when Tamim plays too defensively it just doesn't work for him just let him attack so can give the rest of the batting line-up confidence.

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:06 GMT

    Tamim should play the way he wants to play because it works for him. Shakib is out of form shame really and Rahim is not batting well. Nazimuddin just like I've predicted was a failure and really Anamul Haque should've gotten his debut. Fantastic knock by Raju just shows that Bangladesh have serious young Cricketers coming through from the Under-19 system. I guess we won't be seeing Shahadat for a long while now :)

  • on November 21, 2012, 14:02 GMT

    Abul Hasan, who became the first ever batsman in 110 years to score a century from number 10 on debut.

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    Great work by Abul, i missed the match today and i never thought i would regret missing abul's batting!!!

  • tommyhawk on November 21, 2012, 13:56 GMT

    Well I hope it is now clear that Narine is NOT suitable for test match cricket. Confine him to ODIs and T20s. WI are now in a very precarious position in this match.

  • Ahsan-cric-freak on November 21, 2012, 13:52 GMT

    Congrats to Abul hassan and t0 all my Bangladeshi brothers...!! but my sixth sense is telling me that it will all Gayle tomorrow...! ;-)

  • buet_abir on November 21, 2012, 13:46 GMT

    one comment seriously dissapoints me.How can one say Abul is a Batsman.Frankly,he doesnot know BD cricket

  • Milonedru on November 21, 2012, 13:37 GMT

    I want 11 batsman in BD team. Please sellectors, pick Ziaur Rahman in place of Rubel. And BD batsmans, shame on u how u played today. Learn ''Batting'' from the debutant ''Bowler''

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:34 GMT

    not a bad day for bangladesh.....bt could have been a lot better...tamim's approach wasn't impressive at all.....

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:31 GMT

    Congrats Abul :) and Bangladesh Team

  • bleedingice on November 21, 2012, 13:29 GMT

    Awesome performance on debut, terrible captaincy by sammy, good bowling by edwards, makes for a great contest

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:27 GMT

    Thanks to Abul Hasan and Mahmudullah who retain our honour.

  • Milonedru on November 21, 2012, 13:26 GMT

    Its the best way to make WI surprised playing a batsman in palce of a bowler Shahadat who bats @10. Its a strategy of BD to hide their best batsman in the guise of a bowler. Lol

  • cricketcrazyyy on November 21, 2012, 13:22 GMT

    Can anyone tell me"which is the heighest 9th wicket partnarship???????????

  • TheRisingTeam on November 21, 2012, 13:21 GMT

    Before I come to my point congratulations to the 100. Sunil Narine just as I have predicted struggles at Test Cricket even against weaker opposition. He needs to understand that his bowling will be figured easily at Test level even One-Day Cricket because it allows batsman more time to assess him. He's only successful in T20s at the moment because he's a new guy and has all these varieties giving batsman especially inexperienced ones hardly any time to assess him. West Indies missed the trick by not playing Bishoo who would've been far more effective at Test level especially in these conditions.

  • dbk86 on November 21, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    WOW!! That was unbelievable!!!!! Congratulations Abul to become the only second player to score hundred on test debut coming at no.10. Hats off! And yeah thanks to Mahmudullah to support this young guy reach his hundred! It was a great day of Test cricket. Its an even day! BEST OF LUCK both teams! :D

  • Prelude on November 21, 2012, 13:17 GMT

    Well, interesting day of cricket, I must say. And I don't really understand why Bangladeshi top order couldn't score runs. The pitch is pretty much okay, no turn and bounce in the first day, only thing they lack is not only patience, rather selection of the ball. Look at Abul Hasan or Nasir, they've scored quickly, there's no problem at all, but Nasir's innings was down for loose ball selection. Come on, its test cricket, you have to stay there, thats the first priority.

    Abul Hasan and Mahmudullah showed a great example. Hope, the top order will follow that in the second innings and from now on. And remember, Abul Hasan is No 10 batsman, so don't expect that he'll play this type of innings everyday. And so, don't be over-excited, though it was an exciting innings to watch. :)

  • 777aditya on November 21, 2012, 13:15 GMT

    What's with the debuts of these diminutive Bangladeshis?! First it was Sohag Gazi having a wonderful debut in the last match and this one by Abul Hasan really takes the cake! Dont forget, he is a bowler - he might as well take 10 wickets in the match and help Bangladesh square the series against WI. Very well played Abul Hasan! This test series is really as interesting as the three others in progress.

  • Sadequl on November 21, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Bangladesh have got themselves to 365/8. They were 193/8 at one stage & thanks to Abul Hasan a century on Test debut who replaced Sahadat husain & came into the team as a replacement bowler. Top order batsmen should take some batting lesson & tips from Abul. Who showed how to utilize home ground & crowed on their behalf to play a sensible test cricket once again from a regular batting disorder in BD team.

  • ExtremeSpeed on November 21, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Such a coincidence when it comes to rewriting history first young debutant Gazi first spin bowler in 100 something years and now another young debutant Raju first number 10 in 100 something years congrats man! Bangladesh top order failed as usual.

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Late Mr. Reggie Duff was a specialized batsman...so Hasan's record will be difficult to beat. Hope both Riyad and Hasan can continue tomorrow in the same fashion. Spending time at the middle will be important tomorrow as a lot of time is left in the match.

    Good luck!

  • Warm_Coffee on November 21, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Although in total fairness we saw the typical Bangladesh at the first two sessions we still have to give credit where its due fantastic shocking innings from Raju commonly known as Abul. Made history and just 18 short for breaking the current World Record of most runs scored at number 10 position. I really hope his innings has awaken the top order because even as a Bangladesh fan must say they played awfully. Congratulations Raju deserve it!

  • The_Aeroboy on November 21, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    abul showed something extra, but i praise the spirit when BD were 93/5 & now 365/8... carry on...

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    The most unbelievable knock you can imagine !! Congrats Abul !! You have made us all very proud. Carry on batting.

  • zahidtaniv on November 21, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Bravo Abul Hasan! I'll have my fingers crossed for a 400+ score by BD tomorrow

  • Tokai69 on November 21, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    Nayeem should be dropped from the remaining games as historically he play good once in a blue moon. We may have to wait long long time to see another good innings from him. By this time, let somebody else play in his spot

  • heathrf1974 on November 21, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Unbelievable effort. Must be one of the great innings. West Indies what were you thinking?

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Awesome.... He should do the same thing in bowling.

  • Sadequl on November 21, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Thanks boys for you nice same old batting show in debut test venue & also thanks to BCB for not choosing "Anamul" for the 2nd test who was in better form instead of Nazimuddin in the NCL.

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  • Sadequl on November 21, 2012, 6:22 GMT

    Thanks boys for you nice same old batting show in debut test venue & also thanks to BCB for not choosing "Anamul" for the 2nd test who was in better form instead of Nazimuddin in the NCL.

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:01 GMT

    Awesome.... He should do the same thing in bowling.

  • heathrf1974 on November 21, 2012, 13:05 GMT

    Unbelievable effort. Must be one of the great innings. West Indies what were you thinking?

  • Tokai69 on November 21, 2012, 13:07 GMT

    Nayeem should be dropped from the remaining games as historically he play good once in a blue moon. We may have to wait long long time to see another good innings from him. By this time, let somebody else play in his spot

  • zahidtaniv on November 21, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    Bravo Abul Hasan! I'll have my fingers crossed for a 400+ score by BD tomorrow

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    The most unbelievable knock you can imagine !! Congrats Abul !! You have made us all very proud. Carry on batting.

  • The_Aeroboy on November 21, 2012, 13:09 GMT

    abul showed something extra, but i praise the spirit when BD were 93/5 & now 365/8... carry on...

  • Warm_Coffee on November 21, 2012, 13:10 GMT

    Although in total fairness we saw the typical Bangladesh at the first two sessions we still have to give credit where its due fantastic shocking innings from Raju commonly known as Abul. Made history and just 18 short for breaking the current World Record of most runs scored at number 10 position. I really hope his innings has awaken the top order because even as a Bangladesh fan must say they played awfully. Congratulations Raju deserve it!

  • on November 21, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    Late Mr. Reggie Duff was a specialized batsman...so Hasan's record will be difficult to beat. Hope both Riyad and Hasan can continue tomorrow in the same fashion. Spending time at the middle will be important tomorrow as a lot of time is left in the match.

    Good luck!

  • ExtremeSpeed on November 21, 2012, 13:13 GMT

    Such a coincidence when it comes to rewriting history first young debutant Gazi first spin bowler in 100 something years and now another young debutant Raju first number 10 in 100 something years congrats man! Bangladesh top order failed as usual.