Bangladesh seal comprehensive win in Only Test

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Bangladesh Tour of Zimbabwe 2021

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) & 284/1 dec. in 67.4 overs (2nd innings) (Shanto 117*, Shadman 112*, 43; Ngarava 1/36)

Zimbabwe : 276/10 in 111.5 overs (Kaitano 87, Taylor 81, Shumba 41; Miraz 5/82,  Shakib 4/82, Taskin 1/46) & 256/10 in 94.4 overs (2nd innings) (Taylor 92, Tiripano 52, Muzarabani 30*; Miraz 4/66, Taskin 4/82, Shakib 1/44)

Result : Bangladesh won by 220 runs.

Player of the Match : Mahmudullah.

Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe by 220 runs in the Only Test and seal the series thanks to a all-round display from the bowlers on the fifth day. Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Taskin Ahmed both picked up 4-wicket haul to help Tigers winning the match easily.

Chasing 477, Zimbabwe started the day with the overnight score of 140 for 3. Two unbeaten batsman Myers and Tiripano frutrated the Bangladesh bolwers as the batted the first hour witout trouble. Miraz broke the partnership by dismissing Myers on 26. Taskin also joined him on the other end as they picked up three more wickets before lunch break to reduce 176 for 7.

From there it was a comfortable victory for the Tigers despite some fightback from Tiripano and Muzarabani. Ebadat removed Tiripano for 52 while Muzarabani remained unbeaten on 30 as the hosts were all out for 256. Miraz picked up 4 wickets for 66 in the second innings following 5 wickets on the first innings. His 9 for 148 is now the best away bowling figure for Bangladesh in Tests.

For his outstanding knock of unbeaten 150, Mahmudullah named the player of the match.

The 3-match ODI series will start from July 16.