Tigers come roaring back as Taijul takes 11 wickets
Published : Monday, 5 November, 2018 at 3:36 PM Count : 259
Bangladesh are chasing 321 in the first Test against Zimbabwe at Sylhet.
A five-wicket haul from spinner Taijul Islam helped the Tigers restrict the visitors to 181 in the second innings. Taijul took a total of eleven wickets over the course of the two innings.
Spinners Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Nazmul Islam also found success, taking three and two wickets respectively.
Captain Hamilton Masakadza was the best of the Zimbabwean batsmen, scoring 48.
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, who was coming off a six-wicket haul during the first Zimbabwean innings, said it was possible to restrict the visitors to a manageable total.
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)
Zimbabwe 2nd Innings: 181
Zimbabwe lead by 320 runs