Tigers lead by 400

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim plays on the offside, a shot that saw a stunner by Sibanda, ending a 93-run important knock Sunday.

Bangladesh declared their second innings at 291 for nine setting a 400-run target for Zimbabwe in the second innings of the final Test at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

The Tigers were looked quite on the track to pile up a massive lead on resumption of fourth day’s play but stumbled as skipper Mushfiqur Rahim returned to pavilion 7 runs short of hitting a century.

Shingi Masakadza was the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe picking up 3 wickets, while Kyle Jarvis, Hamilton Masakadza and Graeme Cremer shared the other four.

Satellite television channel Maasranga TV and Ten Cricket are broadcasting the game live.

Bangladesh began their second innings on Saturday and ended the day on 163 for the loss of 5 wickets.

Shakib Al Hasan scored 59 for the tigers, with Mominul Haque contributing with 29 runs.

Hosts Zimbabwe were all out for 282 on Saturday, conceding a deficit of 109 runs.

Bangladeshi pacer Robiul Islam took a five-for, while Sohag Gazi and Shakib Al Hasan shared the other five.

Bangladesh finished with 391 runs in their fist innings on Friday.

Host Zimbabwe won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bat on the first day of the second and final Test on Thursday.

Bangladesh made four changes in their squad from the first Test, picking Tamim Iqbal, Mominul Haque, Sajidul Islam and Ziaur Rahman in the places of Mahmudullah Riyad, Nafees Shahriar, Enamul Haque jnr and Rubel Hossain.

Ziaur is making his debut, while Sajidul is playing only his third Test.

Hosts Zimbabwe made one change is their squad as well, replacing the injured Timycen Maruma with Regis Chakabva.

Bangladesh: Jahurul Islam, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (Captain), Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Sohag Gazi, Ziaur Rahman, Sajidul Islam and Robiul Islam.

Zimbabwe: Vusi Sibanda, RW Chakabva, Hamilton Masakadza, Brendan Taylor, Malcom Waller, Richmond Mutumbami, Elton Chigumbura, Keegan Meth, Graeme Cremer, Shingi Masakadza and Kyle Jarvis.

Source: The Daily Star


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