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It’s always difficult to chase a total on fourth day: Zimbabwe coach

Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput hopeful to see his side finish off the Test match on a positive note after giving the hosts 321 runs target to win the Test match.

Zimbabwe celebrating a wkt

According to the stats, chasing more than 300 runs in the fourth day of a Test match is hard to achieve and considering that, Zimbabwe are in the driving seat at the moment. And Zimbabwe coach can see the glimpse of hope after seeing the last delivery of today’s play.

“It’s always difficult to chase a total on the fourth day especially, and the last ball was very encouraging. So hopefully we’ll try and bowl well tomorrow morning, and we’ve got to take the catches. As you know, catches win matches, because there will be a lot of catchers around the bat. So hopefully we have a good fielding and bowling session tomorrow.”

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Although the pacers played a crucial role in the first innings to bowl out Bangladesh for only 143 , the Zimbabwe coach is eyeing on his spinners to do the job for his side as the wicket is starting to help the spinners.

“We will be having a combination of medium pacers and spinners, but the bulk of the bowling will be done by the spinners, because we’ve seen that the wicket is helping the spinners. In the first innings, the seamers bowled really well, so we were hoping that we would get one or two wickets with the new ball. But that’s not the case always, so we will have to bowl well tomorrow. There will be more emphasis on the spinners and hopefully the spinners will oblige.”

The day four of the Test match is expected to be a cracker of a day and the world awaits to see if Bangladesh can pull of a stunning victory or it will be Zimbabwe who will finally get a Test win after 5 years.

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