Imrul the Incredible
Bangladesh opener Imrul Kayes scored his highest test score of 150 runs in the first test against Pakistan at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Khulna today.
After Tigers conceded a massive deficit of 296 runs, Imrul Kayes came out to bat in the second innings with a huge responsibility on his shoulders. Any slip-up could place his team in a precarious position, making it extremely difficult to save the test match.
Fortunately for Bangladesh, Imrul rose to the occasion and counter-attacked the Pakistan bowlers with magnificent shots all around the wicket. He was reading the length with consummate ease and didn't let any loose ball go unpunished.
Imrul knock of 150 runs came from 240 balls, with 16 fours and three sixes entertaining the home crowd at Khulna and Bangladesh fans in front of television sets. He notched up a third test ton in his last four test matches.
After Mushfiqur Rahim got hurt, Imrul had to don the gloves and kept wickets for most of the Pakistan's first innings, which lasted 168.4 overs.
Not only his knock but Imrul's level of stamina was truly incredible during the test match.
Imrul's previous best test score was 130 which he made in 2014 against Zimbabwe at Chittagong.