Bangladesh in deep trouble on day 2 of 1st Test against Zimbabwe

Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh
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Some great bowling from the Zimbabwe bowlers, in particular, Sikandar Raza Butt and Tendai Chatara reduced Bangladesh to 143 all out on day 2 of the 1st Test. At the close, Zimbabwe were 1-0 in their 2nd innings.

 

Zimbabwe 282 (Sean Williams 88, Hamilton Masakadza 52, Peter Moor 63*; Taijul Islam 6-108) and 1-0

Bangladesh 143 all out (Ariful Haque 41*;Tendai Chatara 3-19, Sikandar Raza Butt 3-35)

At the Close – Zimbabwe lead Bangladesh by 140 runs with 10 wickets remaining

Scorecard

 


Zimbabwe could only add 46 runs to their overnight score. Apart from Peter Moor, Zimbabwe's batsmen kept departing one after the other. The first to be outfoxed was Regis Chakabva. After his dismissal, Taijul Islam did not take too long in cleaning up Zimbabwe's lower order. Islam ended with a six-fer. However, Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara more than made up for the batting collapse as they made the new ball talk. The old-timers would be reminded of Heath Streak with the manner in which both bowlers bowled.

For Bangladesh, the absence of their experienced players in Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal was clearly visible. Mohammadullah was also dismisseded for a duck. Apart from Mushfiqur Rahim (31), Ariful Haque (41) and Mehidy Hasan (21), there was almost no contribution from the other Bangladesh batsman. As a result, as soon as Rahim was dismissed, the entire batting fell like a pack of cards.

Sikandar Raza and Tendai Chatara bagged two wickets each. Zimbabwe batsmen also survived a tricky period of two overs just before the close of play. The light then started to deteriorate and play could be carried no further. On day three, even a second innings score of 200 from Zimbabwe could mean curtains for Bangladesh.

Highlights

Fall of wickets on the 2nd day of the 1st Test

Zimbabwe

Over 102.1 Taijul Islam bowls quicker and flatter in the air to RW Chakabva, and he is caught by the fielder in the infield. He is Caught

Over 109.3 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to Wellington Masakadza, gets an outside edge which is caught by the Keeper. He is Caught

Over 112.5 Nazmul Islam bowls quicker and flatter in the air to Brandon Mavuta, he is struck on the pad and the Umpire has given that out LBW. Out LBW

Over 117.2 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to KM Jarvis, gets an outside edge and is caught in the slips. He is Caught

Over 117.3 Taijul Islam bowls flighted delivery to TL Chatara, gets a bat pad edge which is taken by the close-in fielder. He is Caught

 

Bangladesh

Over 3.5 TL Chatara bowls good length delivery to Imrul Kayes, he has dragged that onto his stumps, what a bad feeling that it is! Bowled him!

Over 8.3 KM Jarvis bowls good length delivery to Litton Das, gets an outside edge which is caught by the Keeper. He is Caught

Over 9.3 TL Chatara bowls short of length delivery to Nazmul Hossain Shanto, gets an outside edge which is caught by the Keeper. He is Caught

Over 9.5 TL Chatara bowls good length delivery to Mahmudullah, he has dragged that onto his stumps, what a bad feeling that it is! Bowled him!

Over 18.3 Sikandar Raza Butt bowls flighted delivery to Mominul Haque, gets an outside edge and is caught in the slips.  is Caught

Over 28.2 KM Jarvis bowls good length delivery to Mushfiqur Rahim, gets an outside edge which is caught by the Keeper.He is Caught

Over 38.2 SC Williams bowls quicker and flatter in the air to Mehidy Hasan, gives a return catch to the bowler who makes no mistake! .He is Caught

Over 45.4 Sikandar Raza Butt bowls flighted delivery to Taijul Islam, gets an outside edge which is caught by the Keeper.He is Caught

Over 49.5 Sikandar Raza Butt bowls flatter trajectory delivery to Nazmul Islam, gets a bat pad edge which is taken by the close-in fielder.He is Caught

Over 50.6 TL Chatara bowls good length delivery to Ariful Haque, the batsman is short of his crease at the non-striker’s end and is Run Out! .Runout at the non-striker end

 

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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