Bangladesh registered a massive victory in the only Test against Zimbabwe at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. The hosts completely dominated the contest and defeated the visitors by an innings and 106 runs. It was indeed a special triumph as this was a first Test win for Bangladesh in 15 months. They earlier lost six games on the trot.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) February 25, 2020
Zimbabwe, who started their second innings trailing by 295, were bowled out for 189 on day four, with young spinner Nayeem Hasan claimed a five-wicket haul. He ended with the brilliant match figures of 9-152. The Chittagong-born took four wickets in the first innings. Another spinner Taijul Islam, bagged four wickets in the second innings to support Nayeem.
Zimbabwe’s stand-in skipper Craig Ervine who slammed a hundred in the first innings, scored maximum 43 runs for the team before he got run-out. All-rounder Aimycen Maruma (41), and Sikandar Raza (37) did show some fight, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the innings loss.
Earlier, after folding up Zimbabwe on 265, the Tigers posted a humongous score of 560-6 (dec) in their first innings. Skipper Mominul Haque (132) smashed a hundred, while Mushfiqur Rahim (203) slammed an unbeaten double century.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) February 24, 2020
Brief scores: Zimbabwe 265 (Craig Ervine 107; Nayeem Hasan 4-70) & 114/5 (Craig Ervine 43; Nayeem 5-82) lost to Bangladesh 560/6 dec (Musfiqur Rahim 203*, Mominul Haque 132) by an innings and 106 runs.
Both the teams will now meet on Sunday (March 01) at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium for the first One-Day International game.