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Bangladesh Move Into Dominant Position

Shafiul Islam
Shafiul Islam took two wickets as Bangladesh moved into a dominant position on day three
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Bangladesh 503 (Imrul Kayes 130) & 23-0 v
Zimbabwe 374 (Jubair Hossain 5-96)
Third Test, Chittagong, day three

Bangladesh closed day three of the third and final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong with a lead of 152 runs after leg-spinner Jubair Hossain grabbed a five-wicket haul.

Jubair returned figures of five for 96 as Bangladesh, who posted 503 in their first innings, bowled Zimbabwe out for 374 in reply.

After half-centuries from Sikandar Raza (82), Hamilton Masakadza (81), Regis Chakabva (65) and Elton Chigumbura (88) weren't enough for Zimbabwe to get on terms, Bangladesh closed on 23 without loss in their second innings.

Backing Jubair up were Shafiul Islam (2-50), Rubel Hossain (1-46), Taijul Islam (1-100) and Shakib Al Hasan (1-67).

Jubair dismissed Raza, Brendan Taylor (1), Craig Ervine (14), Chigumbura and finally Natsai Mushngwe to return his maiden five-wicket haul, coming in his third Test.

Bangladesh then batted through nine overs before stumps with openers Tamim Iqbal (8) and Imrul Kayes (11) unbeaten.

Both scored centuries in Bangladesh's first innings.

The home side lead the series 2-0 after wins in Mirpur and Khulna.

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