Hapless Bangladesh trail by 140 runs at the end of the 2nd day
Batting in their second innings, visiting Zimbabwe added a single run, thus took 140 runs lead at stumps of the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
The second day of the Test which began with Zimbabwe having 5 wickets still in hand, produced no threat for the home side bowlers. Led by Taijul Islam, the Bangladesh attack quickly penetrated Zimbabwean tail end; restricted them to 282 runs in the first innings.
Taijul havoc placed him taking through a 6 wicket haul for the second time in Test cricket. Sean Williams progressed to 88, the highest in Zimbabwe innings.
With a moderate total to face in the first innings, Bangladesh batting was rattled and collapsed having no return in the innings.
The home team started with losing Imrul Kayes as early as in the fourth over and kept on in the losing streak for the day.
Every single batsman of the Bangladesh innings except Ariful Haq, failed to guard against Kyle Jervis and Tendai Chatara who bowled with excellence and discipline, shared five wickets in between them.
While Sikandar Raza wrapped the tail of Bangladesh, the home team’s poor show ended at 143 runs in their first innings, batting 51 overs in total.
Ariful Haq, batting at number seven, scored highest 41 runs, exhibited the insolvency of Bangladesh batting.
The second and final match of the two match series will take place in Dhaka.
Zimbabwe 1st innings 282 all out (117.3 overs)
Sean Williams 88, Peter Moor 63, Hamilton Masakadza 52
Taijul Islam 6/108, Nazmul Islam 2/49, Abu Jayed 1/68
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Bangladesh 1st innings 143 all out (51 overs)
Ariful Haq 41, Mushfiqur Rahim 31, Mehedi Hasan Miraz 21
Tendai Chatara 3/19, Sikandar Raza 3/35
Zimbabwe 2nd innings 1/0
Hamilton Masakadza 1*
Zimbabwe lead by 140 runs.