Bangladesh's aim to wrap up Zimbabwe innings quickly
Published : Monday, 5 November, 2018 at 10:40 AM Count : 306
Zimbabwe has resumed their second innings on the third day of the Sylhet Test against Bangladesh. At the end of nine overs they were 14/0.
The Tigers are looking to pick up quick wickets to cut the Zimbabwean innings short. The spinners aren’t getting too much turn on the pitch. The bounce is standard and the ball is not stopping on the wicket. Bangladesh will have to work hard to get wickets. But Taijul Islam, who picked up six scalps in the first innings, believes the visitors’ innings can be brought to an end within 150 runs.
The third day’s play began at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Monday morning.
After the second day, Zimbabwe had a lead of 140 runs. But Taijul says the Tigers are not too far behind at this point. According to the left-handed spinner, the team will need disciplined bowling to restrict the visitors.
According to Zimbabwe’s bowling coach Douglas Hondo, the team wants to bat through the third day and seat as high a target as possible for Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe 1st Innings: 282
Bangladesh 1st Innings: 143 (Liton 9, Imrul 5, Mominul 11, Shanto, 5, Mahmudullah 0, Mushfiqur 31, Ariful 41*, Miraz 21, Taijul 8, Apu, 4, Abu Jayed 0)