Najmul Hossain Shanto scored consecutive tons as Bangladesh extended their lead to 450

Najmul Hossain Shanto becomes 2nd Bangladesh player to have scored hundreds in both innings of a Test match in history.

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Najmul Hossain Shanto became the second Bangladeshi batter to score a century in both innings of a Test. He reached the mark on the morning session of Day 3 of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and Afghanistan at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Friday. Shanto made 146 in the first innings and reached the triple-figure mark off 115 balls with a single against Hashmatullah Shahidi.

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Mominul Haque was batting alongside him when he completed the ton and was the first Bangladeshi batter to complete the feat back in 2018 against Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Bangladesh reached 214-2 after 40 overs in their second innings extending their lead to 450. The day started with Shanto and Zakir Hasan both unbeaten on 54. The duo extended their second wicket partnership to 173 before Zakir lost his wicket in a run-out.

Zakir's wonderful innings of 71 off 95 balls ended in an unfortunate manner. His partner Najmul Hossain Shanto didn't allow the dismissal to faze him and completed his fourth Test ton.

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