Miraz, Shakib script Bangladesh comeback on third day

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Bangladesh Tour of Zimbabwe 2021

Day 3, Only Test

Venue : Harare Sports Club, Harare

Toss : Bangladesh won the toss and decided to bat first.

Bangladesh : 468/10 in 126 overs (Mahmudullah 150*, Liton 95, Taskin 75; Muzarabani 4/94, Tiripano 2/58, Nyauchi 2/92) & 45/0 in 17 overs (2nd innings) (Shadman 22*, Saif 20*)

Zimbabwe : 276/10 in 111.5 overs (Kaitano 87, Taylor 81, Shumba 41; Miraz 5/82,  Shakib 4/82, Taskin 1/46)

Bowlers specially two spinners powered Bangladesh to a strong position in the Only Test. After bowling out Zimbabwe for 276, Tigers took a lead of 237 runs at the end of third day.

Earlier of the day, two overnight batsman of the hosts Kaitano and Taylor tested the Bangladesh bowlers. Finally Miraz broke the partnership by trapping Taylor lbw for 81. Next batsman Myers started well but Shakib cut innings short on 27.

Both spinners then attacked the hosts batsmen from both ends and kept taking wickets in regular intervals. Debutant Kaitano played an marathon knock of 87 but his contribution went in vain as his side lost 7 wickets for 51. Miraz’s 8th five-wicket haul in Tests has helped Bangladesh to take a healthy 192 runs lead. Shakib claimed 4 wickets 82.

Shadman Islam and Saif Hasan batted the 17 overs without any trouble and added 45. Shadman remained unbeaten on 22 and his partner Saif was on 20.