Tigers beat Zimbabwe by innings and 106 runs

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Tigers beat Zimbabwe by innings and 106 runs

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:09 PM, 25 February 2020   Updated: 04:49 PM, 25 February 2020

Tigers celebrating the victory

Tigers celebrating the victory

Bangladesh won the solitary cricket Test against Zimbabwe by an innings and 106 runs at Sher-e-BanglaNational Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday. 

Off-spinner Nayeem Hasan took five wickets for 82 while left-arm spinner Taijul Islam finished with figures of four wickets for 78 as Zimbabwe folded for 189 runs in their second essay.  Earlier in the first innings, Tigers bowled out Zimbabwe for 265 runs while Bangladesh set a massive total of 560 for six.

Bangladesh lost six Tests in a row, losing five of those by an innings margin. In another, the Tigers lost to Afghanistan by 222 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram. Bangladesh's previous win was also against Zimbabwe. Mushfiq-Tamim's Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by innings and 184 runs on November 26. 

Resuming the day on tricky 9-2, Zimbabwe tasted further collapse as opener Kevin Kasuza offered a simple catch at second slip off Taijul Islam bowling for 10, leaving Zimbabwe 15-3 in 11th over. 

The big blow came when Brendan Taylor, who was playing with utmost confidence, was undone by an extra bounce of Nayeem Hasan as his attempted sweep resulted in a catch at midwicket. The most experienced batsman of Zimbabwe scored 17 off 47 with one four and a six.

Skipper Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza resisted and shared a 60-run partnership before the captain was trapped run-out for 49 ball-43. Ervine who made an excellent 107 in the first innings, struck six fours and one six.