New Delhi: Teenager Mustafizur Rahman has carried his dream form in ODIs to Tests as the Bangladeshi pacer rocked the South African middle order by picking three wickets in four balls in the first Test match against South Africa in Chittagong on Tuesday.
Mustafizur who made his debut in Test cricket on Tuesday in the first Test match against the Proteas, got the scalps of Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Quinton de Kock in a a space of four balls.
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The visitors were going good at 173/3 before Mustafizur came in to spoil the party. In his dream debut, he got Amla poking at an out going delivery before dismissing JP Duminy for a golden ball nought. Duminy was trapped LBW after the ball hit below the knee-roll on the pads. A delivery later, he cleaned up De Kock with an unplayable ball.
Mustafizur has had a dream start to his Test career and that too against mighty Proteas. He finished with figures of 4/37 as South Africa were folded for 248 runs in their first innings.
The youngster who made his ODI debut against India in June 2015, starred with the ball after picking 13 wickets in three matches. He followed it up with five wickets against South Africa in another three-match ODI series. Bangladesh won both those bilateral ODI series and Mustafizur played a key part.
The 19-year-old has a great future ahead of him in all formats of the game and just like his debut ODI match, he will cherish his first day of a Test match after bowling that splendid over.