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Zimbabwe lead past 300

 Sports Desk :: sports-desk

 Published: 02:51 PM, 5 November 2018   Updated: 02:51 PM, 5 November 2018



Zimbabwe extended their lead over 300 after they reached 165/6 against Bangladesh before tea session of the third day.

Bangladesh picked up three more wickets as Taijul Islam took the wickets of Sean Williams and Peter Moor off back-back deliveries and Sikandar Raza on the next over.

End of overs 62. Zimbabwe 165/6. Regis Chakabva 19 and Wellington Masakadza 17 were in the crease.

10 overs 4 wickets for 38 runs is what brought the Tigers back into the game post lunch. The spinners are doing the trick for the hosts in the afternoon session but shot-selection from the experienced Masakadza and Williams both out trying to reverse-sweep have been poor

Mehedi Hasan Miraz broke the partnership that was threatening to take the game away from the Tigers as Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza was sent back, out leg-before trying to reverse-sweep the off-spinner. Masakadza, who had struck 52 in the first innings and was looking rather solid this morning feel for 48.

Earlier, Miraz had also brought the breakthrough that Bangladesh were looking for early in the morning as he picked up the wicket of Brian Chari, who was watchful during his 33-ball 4. Taijul Islam, who got a six-wicket haul in the first innings then picked up the wicket of Brendon Taylor as Imrul Kayes took an excellent catch while running.

Despite the wickets, Zimbabwe have the upper hand as they stretched their lead over 250 runs.

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