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Sunday, November 16, 2014, Agrahayan 2, 1421, Muharram 22, 1436 Hijr

Mominul writes his name next to Bradman
Sports Reporter
Publish Date : 2014-11-16,  Publish Time : 00:00,  View Count : 14
Mominul Haque played a marvellous innings of unbeaten 131 in the Chittagong Test that made his Test average 63.05 in 23 innings of 12 matches. With this outstanding average he wrote his name as the second highest average holder playing more than 20 innings following Aussie legend Sir Donald Bradman's unbelievable 99.98.
There are only there more players in the world who had 60 above avenger playing more than 20 innings. They are South Africa's Graeme Pollock (60.97) West Indies's George Headley (60.83) and England's Herbert Sutcliffe (60.73).
Among the recent players Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara is holding the seventh place with an average of 58.76 while Pakistan's Younis Khan has an average of 53.98 to secure 19th position.
Before starting the Chittagong Test Mominul's average was Bangladesh's highest 56.61. His average was decreased a little as he scored 48 in the first innings. But his unbeaten 131 in the second innings took the little batsman to mount high.
With the ton Mominul now joined Everton Weekes, Alec Stewart, Matthew Hayden, Jacques Kallis, Simon Katich and Kumar Sangakkara as batsmen with 50-plus scores in nine consecutive Tests. He also became the fourth batsman after Weekes, Sunil Gavaskar and Mark Taylor to score 50-plus eleven times in their first 12 Tests.

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