ZIM vs BAN 1st Test Day 4: Zimbabwe get early jolt in their massive target chase, opener Shumba departs; ZIM- 25/1 (9 ov); Follow live score and updates; Bangladesh’s already solid run-lead was heightened further when the centurions Shadman Islam and Shanto displayed sheer dominance with the bat. Earlier bundling Zimbabwe (hosts) to 276 in the first innings, the Day 4 of the ongoing only Test between two sides has posed a target of 473 runs for Zimbabwe.
Day 3 saw the shining of Mehidy Hasan (fifer) and Shakib al Hassan (four-fer) who together toppled nine Zimbabwe wickets.
After a mammoth ninth-wicket partnership from Taskin Ahmed and Mahmudullah took Bangladesh to 468-total, Zimbabwe fought back after losing their opener Milton Shumba. With Bangladesh’s world-class bowling attack, the mission seems difficult but captain Brendan Taylor and opener Takudzwanashe Kaitano are taking the challenge head-on, providing the team solidity. At Day 2 Stumps, Zimbabwe scored 114/1.
Earlier on Day 2, continuing on their overnight score of 294/8, Mahmudullah and Taskin Ahmed opened Day 2 for Bangladesh. The duo turned invincible as they jammed a 191-run stand between them to drive their side to a handsome total. While Mahmudullah returned not-out at 150, Ahmed lost his wicket after scoring 75 runs. After visitors dismissal, Zimbabwe trail by 468 runs.
Das, whose previous top Test score was 94, pulled a short delivery to be caught agonizingly short of the landmark but his 138-run partnership with Mahmudullah did help Bangladesh to an imposing total after they were struggling on 132/6.
Mominul Haque scored 70, after Bangladesh won the toss and chose to bat at the Harare Sports Club, and former skipper Mahmudullah hit an unbeaten 54 and will resume on Thursday with tailender Taskin Ahmed, who is 13 not out.
Zimbabwe opener Blessing Muzarabani took 3-48 and Donald Tiripano two wickets in as many deliveries after dismissing Das and then trapping Mehidy Hasan Miraz leg before with his next ball. The Test is a one-off before the two countries embark on a limited-overs series, also at the Harare Sports Club.
25/1 (9 ov)
|Milton Shumba||c (sub Yasir Ali) b Taskin Ahmed||11||19||2||0||57.89|
|Takudzwanashe Kaitano||Not out||0||26||0||0||0.00|
|Brendan Taylor (C)||Not out||10||9||1||0||111.11|
|Extra||4 (b 0, w 0, nb 0, lb 4)|
|Yet To Bat||RW Chakabva, T Maruma, D Myers, R Kaia, DT Tiripano, B Muzarabani, VM Nyauchi, R Ngarava|
276/10 (111.5 ov)
468/10 (126 ov)
ZIM vs BAN 1st Test Live: Toss
Bangladesh captain Mominul Haque won the toss and opted to bat first against Zimbabwe in a one-off Test here at the Harare Sports Club, Harare on Wednesday.
Both team captains at the toss
Taylor: We would have bowled. The first day is a good one for the bowlers here and our bowling attack looks good. There will be challenges but we are looking forward to that. The conditions all around the world are challenging, but we are pleased to have some cricket at the moment. We have four bowlers, and two debutants in the form of Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Dion Myers.
Mominul: We will bat first. The wicket looks dry and I think we’ll get some spin in the fourth innings, it will be crucial. I think it was a good preparation for all of us as the batsmen got runs. We are going to play four bowlers and seven batsmen.
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor(c), Dion Myers, Timycen Maruma, Roy Kaia, Regis Chakabva(w), Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Shadman Islam, Saif Hassan, Mominul Haque(c), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Liton Das(w), Mehidy Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain
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Publish date : 2021-07-10 12:21:50