Monday, October 18

Tigers seal Test series win: Shakib makes history


Tigers seal Test series win: Shakib makes history

   Bangladesh 433,248/9d; Zimbabwe 368, 151
DAY- 5
Bangladesh 433 (158.5 overs) & 248/9d (83.5 overs)
Zimbabwe 368 (135.1 overs) & 151/10 (51.1 overs)
Bangladesh win by 162 runs.
Bangladesh sealed the three-match Test series 2-0 beating Zimbabwe by a massive 162 runs at Khulna’s Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium today.

Shakib Al Hasan clipped five wickets, including the prize wicket of Masakadza, for the second time in this match helping Bangladesh pack Zimbabwe at 151 shortly after play resumed following tea.

This was the first ever series win in Khulna, their sixth Test win, what is expected to raise the Test ranking of Bangladesh one place to ninth position.

Shakib Al Hasan celebrates after Zimbabwean opener Sikandar on the final day of the second Test at Khulna on Friday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

Shakib is only the third player in overall after Imran Khan (1983) and Ian Botham (1980) to score a hundred and take 10 wickets in the same match. He was awarded man of the match.

DAY – 5 SUMMARY

Bangladesh began the day with 201 runs on the scoreboard and 5 wickets in hand before declaring at 248/9 setting a target of 314 for the visiting side.

Mahmudullah scored highest 71 for the team with Mominul 54 and Shuvagoto 50. Zimbabwe bowlers Waller and M’shangwe took 4 wickets each.

Shakib Al Hasan celebrates after Zimbabwean opener Sikandar on the final day of the second Test at Khulna on Friday. Photo: Firoz Ahmed

Shakib Al Hasan and Taijul Islam clipped three wickets early into Zimbabwe’s second innings before Masakadza and Chakabva showed resilience with a 4th wicket partnership of 70 run.

The match seemed fated for a tight end before Jubair Hossain broke through removing the first innings centurion Chakabva.

Danger man Masakadza, who scored a career-best 158 in the first innings, put up a brave 61 before Shakib broke through and raised hopes shortly after play resumed following tea.

After Masakadza, the rest of the Zimbabwe batsmen fell in quick succession.

Apart from Shakib’s five-for, Taijul claimed three wickets and Jubair Hossain claimed two.

On the fourth day, Zimbabwe were bowled out for 368 in their first innings with Masakadza scoring a career-best of 158 and Chakabva 101. Shakib claimed five wickets.

Bangladesh amassed a total of 433 in their first innings with three-figure contribution from Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan.

TEAMS

Bangladesh

Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur Rahman, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim*, Shuvagata Hom, Taijul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Rubel Hossain and Jubair Hossain.

Zimbabwe

Sikandar Raza, B Chari, H Masakadza, BRM Taylor*, MN Waller, CR Ervine, E Chigumbura, RW Chakabva†, T Panyangara, N M’shangwe and TL Chatara.