We badly needed this win: Mushfiqur
Taijul Islam has been adjudged man of the series for taking 18 wickets in two Tests.
Bangladesh have just leveled the series 1-1 at the home cricket beating visiting Zimbabwe by a margin of 218 runs after the visitors were bundled out scoring 224 in their second innings, brought huge relief for the home side.
All-rounder Mehedi Hasan Miraz pioneered the bowling in the second innings, claiming a fifer. His 18.1 overs costed just 38 runs to grab 5 wickets. Miraz has a total of 8 wickets in this Test.
Wicket Keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim, who has been honored Man of the Match for a record breaking double hundred in the first innings, uttered that the team badly needed this victory after losing in the first occasion.
“We badly needed this,” said Mushfiqur;
“They played well in the first Test and even in this Test. I knew that it was really important to bat well in the first innings. All the bowlers bowled really well. Our records at home – we have dominated across all formats.
The spinners have been amazing. It’s really great, hopefully they continue the good work,” he added.
Bangladesh, decided not to follow Zimbabwe on and batted to 224 runs in the second innings, accumulated a monumental 443 runs to chase on for the visitors.
Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 151 runs in the first Test at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium which was also the inaugural Test match of SICS.
This is Bangladesh’s fifth drawn Test series at home in the past five series saying back to April 2015; they lost 0-1 to Sri Lanka in January after four successive drawn series with India, South Africa, England and Australia.