Bangladesh hit back on Day 3 against Zimbabwe in 1st Test

Bangladesh hit back on Day 3 against Zimbabwe in 1st Test
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Bangladesh hit back on Day 3 against Zimbabwe in 1st Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet today.

Zimbabwe 282 (Sean Williams 88, Hamilton Masakadza 52, Peter Moor 63*; Taijul Islam 6-108) and 181 (Hamilton Masakadza 48; Taijul Islam 5-62)

Bangladesh 143 (Ariful Haque 41*;Tendai Chatara 3-19, Sikandar Raza Butt 3-35) and 26-0

At the Close – Bangladesh need 295 runs to win

Scorecard

Summary

From their overnight score of 1-0, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 181 in their 2nd innings. Hamilton Masakadza 48 top scored and Taijul Islam 5-62 was the pick of Bangladesh bowlers.

The match is interestingly balanced with 2 days to play, Bangladesh requiring 295 runs to win.

Match Report

The Bangladesh batsmen threw it away in the first innings but it is their bowlers who keep steering them back in the match.

Zimbabwe failed to capitalise on their first innings lead that they had managed. Although skipper Hamilton Masakadza scored 48 and missed to double up with another half century in the second innings, the batsmen following him were a disappointment.

Each of Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza and Regis Chakabva got starts but did not cash in with an impact performance. Taijul Islam who was the star for Bangladesh in their first innings proved their best bowler yet again. Mehidy Hasan chipped in with three wickets and Nazmul Islam with two.

Taijul picked up a fifer in the second innings as well to go along with his 6-fer in the first essay. These are his best figures in Tests.

Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara bowled well with the new ball but were not able to give Zimbabwe breakthroughs as was the case in the first innings. Liton Das and Imrul Kayes survived 10 overs before bad light stopped play.

The match is very well setup with Bangladesh needing 295 runs to win while Zimbabwe need all of 10 wickets. The important thing though is that the pitch has showed no signs of deterioration.

Highlights - Fall of wickets on the 3rd day of the 1st Test

Over 12.2 Mehidy Hasan bowls flighted delivery to Brian Chari, and that’s the end of his stay in the middle, clean bowled! Bowled him!

Over 18.2 Nazmul Islam bowls flighted delivery to BRM Taylor, and he is caught by the fielder in the deep. He is Caught

Over 36.1 Mehidy Hasan bowls flighted delivery to H Masakadza, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW

Over 41.5 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to SC Williams, and that’s the end of his stay in the middle, clean bowled! Bowled him!

Over 41.6 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to Peter Moor, and he is caught by the fielder in the infield. He is Caught

Over 43.3 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to Sikandar Raza Butt, and that’s the end of his stay in the middle, clean bowled! Bowled him!

Over 62.5 Mehidy Hasan bowls flighted delivery to Wellington Masakadza, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW

Over 64.2 Nazmul Islam bowls flighted delivery to RW Chakabva, and he is caught by the fielder in the infield. He is Caught

Over 64.6 Nazmul Islam bowls flighted delivery to Brandon Mavuta, and he is caught by the fielder in the infield. He is Caught

Over 65.4 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to TL Chatara, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW

 

 

Zimbabwe: Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza(c), Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva(wk), Peter Moor, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza

Bangladesh: Litton Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed

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