ZIM vs BAN: Shadman Islam Stars As Bangladesh Stretch Test Lead To 361
An unbeaten 72 by Shadman Islam helped Bangladesh stretch their lead over Zimbabwe to 361 runs by lunch on the fourth day of a one-off Test at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.
The tourists were 169-1 from 49 overs in their second innings with Najmul Hossain Shanto 47 not out after Saif Hassan departed for 43. Bangladesh took a 192-run lead into their second innings having won the toss and posted 468. In reply, Zimbabwe collapsed after Takudzwanashe Kaitano (83) fell and made 276.
The only wicket of the first session came from the second ball of the 30th over when new cap Dion Myers reacted quickly to take a two-hand catch at gully after a reckless cut from Saif. Shadman scored at a rate of one run per two balls and struck seven fours. Najmul was quicker, needing just 58 deliveries to amass his total.
Bangladesh are touring Zimbabwe for the first time since 2013 and will also play three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals, all behind closed doors in Harare because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bangladesh 468 and 169-1 (Shadman Islam 72 not out, Najmul Hossain Shanto 47, Saif Hassan 43) vs Zimbabwe 276 (T. Kaitano 87, B. Taylor 81; Mehidy Hasan Miraz 5-82, Shakib al Hasan 4-82)
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