Shakib Return Stymies Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe 240 (Shakib Al Hasan 6-59) v
First Test, Mirpur, day one
Shakib Al Hasan marked his return to international cricket with a six-wicket haul as Bangladesh bowled Zimbabwe out for 240 on day one of the opening Test in Mirpur.
However, there was a late twist for the home side, who lost the wicket of Tamim Iqbal for five before closing on 27 for one, trailing by 213 runs.
Shakib is playing his first match for Bangladesh since he was banned by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) in July for a breach of the board's Code of Conduct.
Following a disastrous tour of the West Indies, where they failed to win a match, he was recalled and made an immediate impact with a haul of six for 59 as he made best use of a pitch offering turn and bounce.
For Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza dug in to make 51 in 122 balls and although a number of his team-mates made starts, none could go on.
Craig Ervine (34), Elton Chigumbura (29), Brendan Taylor (28) and Regis Chakabva (25) were the next highest scorers for the tourists, who were dismissed in 75.5 overs.
Debutant leg-spinner Jubair Hossain took two for 58 by dismissing Raza and Taylor before Shakib's left-arm spin proved too much for Zimbabwe's lower order.
He removed Chakabva, John Nyumbu (14), Tinashe Panyangara (8) and Tafadzwa Kamungozi (5) having earlier seen off Hamilton Masakadza (13) and Chigumbura.
Shahadat Hossain and Taijul Islam were the other wicket-takers for Bangladesh.
They would have liked to have finished the day strongly without losing a wicket, but were unable to do so, Tamim falling to Panyangara when he gloved a pull to Masakadza.
Shamsur Rahman (8 not out) and Mominul Haque (14 not out) were unbeaten at stumps.
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