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Bangladesh Complete Clean Sweep

Rubel Hossain
Rubel Hossain took two wickets as Bangladesh sealed a 3-0 clean sweep
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Bangladesh 503 & 319-5 declared beat
Zimbabwe 374 & 262 by 186 runs
Third Test, Chittagong

Bangladesh wrapped up a 3-0 Test series clean sweep over Zimbabwe by bowling them out for 262 to win the third and final Test in Chittagong by 186 runs.

Zimbabwe had been set an unlikely 449 to win and they fell short of batting through the day to salvage a draw despite resisting hard.

Regis Chakabva struck a battling 89 not out to top score but Sikandar Raza (65) was the only other player to score a half-century.

Shafiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Jubair Hossain and Shuvagata Hom all took two wickets as Bangladesh had to fight hard for their victory.

It followed a nervy three-wicket win in Mirpur and much more comprehensive 162-run win in Khulna.

Zimbabwe resumed the day on 71 for one with Raza and Hamilton Masakadza (38) at the crease but both players were guilty of giving their wickets away with reckless shots, both trying to take on Hom.

Their departures left the score at 116 for three and although Brendan Taylor made 24 to help Chakabva frustrate Bangladesh, Jubair got the breakthrough when Taylor was caught at point by Shakib Al Hasan.

Chakabva faced 181 balls, hitting seven fours and a six but Zimbabwe's chances of saving the match faded quickly as he was given litle support from the remaining batsmen.

Craig Ervine made 16 in 41 deliveries but Elton Chigumbura (5), Richmond Mutumbami (2), Tinashe Panyangara (2), Shingirai Masakadza (0) and Natsai Mushangwe (0) had no answers as Bangladesh home in on victory.

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