Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe LIVE SCORE (test)

Bangladesh Vs Zimbabwe At Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, 22 February, 2020

22 February, 2020
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

265/10 (106.3 ov)

189/10 (57.3 ov)

One-off Test

560/6 (154.0 ov)

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by an innings and 106 runs

265/10

Overs

106.3

Fours

33

Sixes

0

Extras

13

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Victor Nyauchi not out 6 13 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Ebadot Hossain 17 8 26 0
Abu Jayed 24 6 71 4

560/6

Overs

154.0

Fours

67

Sixes

0

Extras

21

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mushfiqur Rahim not out 203 318 28 0
Taijul Islam not out 14 19 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Donald Tiripano 30 6 96 1
Victor Nyauchi 27 3 87 1

189/10

Overs

57.3

Fours

18

Sixes

3

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Victor Nyauchi not out 7 21 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Nayeem Hasan 24 6 82 5
Taijul Islam 24.3 7 78 4

So, that's it from this one-off Test. Bangladesh have prevailed over the visitors and now the action switches to white ball cricket. Now, Bangladesh take on Zimbabwe in the 1st of the 3-match ODI series which begins on 1st March 2020 at 1300 local (0700 GMT). Till then take care and cheers!!!

Bangladesh skipper, Mominul Haque says that sometimes as a captain we have to adjust with the difficulty start to the career. He further says that the guys played well as a team. He praises Nayeem Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Najmul Hasan for their efforts. He adds that he is happy to score some runs and contribute to the teams cause. He ends by saying that the boys are eager to play some white ball cricket and hopes that they win there too.

For his brilliant unbeaten knock of 203 runs Mushfiqur Rahim is adjudged as the Man Of The Match. He says that they badly needed a win as they lost the last 6 matches they played previously. He praises Najmul Hasan Shanto for playing brilliantly. He further says that he was lucky to make it big and get to a double ton. He mentions that they played well in all the three departments. Further says that he hopes to repeat this performace in coming games.

Zimbabwe skipper, Craig Ervine says that it was nice to get runs but he says that he looks to take the positives from this game. He also says that they got starts but failed to convert them. Further says that the bowlers did not hit the right lines and lengths as compared to their Bangladesh counterparts who made them work hard for the runs. He also says that they work hard to gain the momentum but throw it away by poor shot selection.

In the end, poor batting, poor bowling and poor fielding resulted them ending on a losing side and that too getting humiliated with and innings loss. Stay tuned for the presentations...

As far Bangladesh's batting is concerned Saif Hassan departed cheaply but a 78-run stand between the experienced Tamim Iqbal and Najmul Hasan Shanto revived their innings. Tamim departed in the 40's and then Najmul Hasan Shanto followed him after a well compiled 71 runs. Then came a marathon partnership of 222 runs between Mushfuqur Rahim and Mominul Haque. The duo reached to their respective tons too. The latter though departed but the former reached to his double ton. In the end, Bangladesh ended up gaining a massive 295-run lead. Talking of the Zimbabwe bowlers they were poor in their approach. Dishing out freebies and that just did not do justice to them as they struggled to take wickets regularly.

Coming to the match, Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat. They put on 265 in the first innings courtesy a 111-run stand between skipper Craig Ervine and Prince Masvuare. Masvaure though was dismissed in the 60's but Ervine continued to play his game and eventually got to his 3rd Test ton. His departure soon opened the floodgates. For Bangladesh, Nayeem Hasan and Abu Jayed both took 4 wickets apiece to restrict Zimbabwe under 270.

Soon after the Lunch break, Zimbabwe lost Sikandar Raza who was batting well on 47 but a brilliant effort in the field from Mushfiqur Rahim saw him heading back to the pavilion. After that it was just a matter of time as till when can Zimbabwe avoid the inevitable. Timycen Maruma played fearlessly as he made 41 but lacked support at the other end. Once Maruma got dismissed the game was over there and then. Nayeem Hasan was the chief destroyer as he took 5 wickets in this innings and was ably supported by Taijul Islam who also took 4 wickets.

A thumping win for the Bangla Tigers. They have broken their 6-match losing streak in the longest format. They were brilliant and clinical in their approach. 9 wickets taken by spinners tells the story in itself. Bangladesh began the day superbly by strangling the run flow and picking a couple of quick wickets early on before a 60-run stand between Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine revived slightest of hope for the visitors. But Skipper, Ervine's wicket at the stroke of Lunch snatched away all the momentum they had got.

57.3

OUT! LBW! Three reds and Tshuma has to walk back to the pavilion. Tossed up delivery on middle, Tshuma looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Tshuma immediately goes for the review. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat. Ball Tracker shows that it is hitting the middle stump. BANGLADESH WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 106 RUNS!

An appeal for lbw! Tshuma takes the review. The onfield call is out and let's see what the replays show. Ultra Edge comes in and it confirms that there is no bat involved. Let's see what the Ball-Tracker has to show. Impact in line and hitting the leg pole. That's it Charlton Tshuma has to take the walk back.

57.2

Flighted delivery on off, Nyacuhi punches it uppishly towards point for a single.

57.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Nyauchi blocks it off the back foot.

56.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Tshuma defends it off the back foot. 188/9

56.5

On off, Tshuma defends it out.

56.4

Floated delivery on middle, Tshuma keeps it out.

56.3

Tossed up delivery on off, Tshuma blocks it off the front foot.

56.2

Loopy delivery on middle, Tshuma defends it off the front foot.

56.1

Flighted delivery on off, Tshuma blocks it well.

55.6

BEATEN! Tossed up delivery outside off, Nyauchi looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one. 188/9

55.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Nyauchi blocks it off the front foot.

55.4

Floated delivery on off, Victor defends it out.

55.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Nyauchi blocks it off the back foot.

55.2

Flighted delivery on off, Nyauchi keeps it out.

55.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Nyauchi defends it off the back foot.

54.6

The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the backfoot. 188/9

54.5

Floated and around off, Tshuma defends it with the full face of the bat.

54.4

Full and on off, driven to mid off.

54.3

Flatter and on middle, Tshuma keeps it out on the leg side off the back foot.

54.2

BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Nyauchi hangs his bat out off the back foot to defend but the ball goes past the outside edge. There is no turn on this one.

54.1

Full outside off, driven towards wide mid off for a single.

53.6

Floated delivery on off, Nyauchi defends it off the back foot. 188/9

53.5

Full delivery on off, Nyauchi drives it to covers.

53.4

Floated delivery on middle, Nyauchi flicks it to mid-wicket.

53.3

Flighted delivery on off, Tshuma drives it through mid off for a single.

53.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Tshuma drives it back towards the bowler.

53.1

Tossed up around middle and leg, Victor gets it off the inner half of the bat towards mid-wicket. The batsmen take three as the fielder in the deep mops it up.

52.6

BEATEN! Loopy delivery outside off, Tshuma looks to defend but misses it. 184/9

52.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Nyauchi flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

52.4

Outside off, Nyauchi offers no shot to this one.

52.3

Floated delivery on off, Nyauchi punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.

52.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Nyauchi defends it off the back foot.

52.1

BEATEN! Flighted delivery outside off, Nyauchi looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.

51.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Tshuma flicks it to mid-wicket. 181/9

51.5

Outside off, Tshuma offers no shot to this one.

51.4

Floated delivery on middle, Tshuma flicks it to mid-wicket.

51.3

Loopy delivery on off, Tshuma looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

51.2

Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Tshuma looks to defend but again gets an inside edge onto the pads.

51.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Tshuma looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

50.6

Short and around off, Victor defends it from within the crease. 181/9

50.5

Flatter and outside off, Victor blocks it off the back foot.

50.4

Floated ball outside off, Victor shoulders arms to it.

50.3

Tossed up on off, Nyauchi blocks it off the back foot.

Victor Nyauchi is the last man in.

50.2

OUT! CAUGHT! Zimbabwe are 9 down! Nayeem Hasan gets a 5-fer, his 2nd in this format. The thorn in the flesh for Bangladesh is gone now. Hasan tosses one around off, Maruma puts on his dancing shoes and looks to clear mid off. He fails to get the timing right as he chips it wide of it where Tamim Iqbal takes the easiest of the catches. An entertaining knock from Timycen Maruma comes to an end.

50.1

BYES! Hasan tosses one up outside off, Tshuma prods forward but the ball sneaks past his defensive push and goes onto hit Liton Das onto his pads. The ball later rolls towards fine leg and the batsmen steal a bye.

49.6

FOUR! Flighted delivery on off, Maruma punches it through point for a boundary. 180/8

49.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

49.4

Floated delivery on off, Maruma looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

49.3

Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Maruma looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

49.2

FOUR! Nice improvisation! Flighted delivery on middle, Maruma plays a reverse sweep through point for a boundary.

49.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma flicks it to mid-wicket.

48.6

Full delivery on off, Tshuma drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs. 172/8

48.5

BEATEN AGAIN! Loopy delivery outside off, Tshuma looks to defend but misses it.

48.4

BEATEN! Tossed up delivery just outside off, Tshuma looks to defend but misses it.

Charlton Tshuma is the new man in.

48.3

OUT! LBW! Bangladesh closing in on a well-deserved victory. That is as plumb as it gets! Flighted delivery around off, Ndlovu looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The ball spins into the right-hander to sneak past his defensive push there. The bowler immediately appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Ndlovu does not bother to review as he knew he was out straightaway. Ball Tracker later on shows that it was hitting the middle stump. The hosts are just 2 wickets away from a victory.

The last shot from Ainsley Ndlovu has damaged the ball. The umpire has called for a set of used balls as the reserve umpire brings out the bag. The umpire examines a few balls and then selects one.

48.2

FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on off, Ndlovu drives it through mid off for a boundary.

48.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Ainsley Ndlovu is the next batsman in.

Drinks Break! Bangladesh are just three wickets away from a victory. They have picked two wickets in this hour and will look to wrap it up before Tea. On the other hand, Zimbabwe will have to survive.

47.6

OUT! CAUGHT! Against the run of play. Another excellent catch in the field. Bangladesh players have shown great reflexes and commitment in the field. Taijul gets his third. Chakabva was going well but a brilliant jump from Tamim Iqbal forces him to go back into the hut. Tossed up around off and middle, Chakabva dances down the track and looks to go over mid off but fails to get the elevation as Tamim Iqbal there times his jump to perfection and takes the catch. Zimbabwe trail by 130 runs! 165/7

47.5

Flighted delivery on middle, Chakabva blocks it off the front foot.

47.4

Tossed up delivery on off, Maruma drives it through mid off for a single.

47.3

Loopy delivery on off, Maruma defends it off the front foot.

47.2

Full delivery on middle, Chakabva drives it through mid on for a run.

47.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Chakabva defends it off the back foot.

The light meter is out now. The umpires are taking the reading. And it looks like they will continue for now.

46.6

Flighted delivery on off, TM defends it off the back foot. 163/6

46.5

On middle, Timycen flicks it towards the leg side.

46.4

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma flicks it to mid-wicket.

46.3

Floated delivery on off, Maruma guides it to backward point.

46.2

Full delivery on off, Maruma drives it towards mid off.

46.1

FOUR! Terrific shot! Flighted delivery on middle, Maruma slogs it over mid-wicket for a boundary. Zimbabwe trail by 128 runs.

45.6

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma sweeps it towards fine leg for a run. 159/6

45.5

On off, Maruma defends it off the back foot.

45.4

Floated delivery on middle, Chakabva flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

45.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Chakabva keeps it out.

45.2

FOUR! Nicely played! Flighted delivery on middle, Chakabva sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.

45.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Chakabva plays it to point.

44.6

Tossed up on off, Maruma comes forward to defend it but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads. 153/6

44.5

Flatter and outside off, Maruma plays it to point.

44.4

Flatter and on off, Maruma defends it off the back foot.

44.3

Tossed up around off, Maruma looks to defend it by coming down the track but gets it off the pads towards short leg.

44.2

Tossed up ball outside off, Maruma makes a leave.

44.1

Flatter and on off, Maruma flicks it to mid-wicket.

43.6

Full delivery on middle, Regis drives it to mid on. 153/6

43.5

Floated delivery on middle, Regis defends it off the front foot.

43.4

Loopy delivery on off, Chakabva defends it out.

43.3

Floated delivery on middle, Chakabva blocks it off the front foot.

43.2

Tossed up delivery on off, Regis defends it off the back foot.

43.1

FOUR! Cracking shot! Short and outside off, Chakabva makes room and punches it through point for a boundary.

42.6

Outside off, left alone. 149/6

42.5

Tossed up on off and middle, Maruma plays the sweep once again towards fine leg and gets a couple.

42.4

Floated on off, Maruma keeps it out off the front foot.

42.3

Tossed up outside off, Chakabva drives it through point and gets a single.

42.2

Full and on middle, Chakabva drives it to mid on this time.

42.1

Flatter and outside off, Maruma plays the lap shot and gets it fine towards fine leg. The fielder in the deep mops it up and saves a run as the batsmen take three.

41.6

The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 143/6

41.5

Tossed up outside off, Regis once again looks to defend it but the ball takes the outside edge and rolls towards second slip.

41.4

Floated and around off, Regis defends it off the front foot towards covers.

41.3

BEAUTY! Islam tosses one up and around off, Chakabva lunges forward and looks to defend it only to see the ball turn past the outside edge.

41.2

Flighted ball around off, Regis keeps it out to short leg.

41.1

Floated ball outside off, Chakabva keeps it out off the front foot.

40.6

FOUR! Nice shot. Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary. 143/6

40.5

On middle, Maruma blocks it well.

40.4

Floated delivery on middle and leg, Chakabva plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg. Taijul Islam chases it and does well to pull it back just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

40.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Maruma comes down the track and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.

40.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Maruma sweeps it through square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.

40.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Maruma blocks it off the back foot.

39.6

On middle, Chakabva blocks it well. 133/6

39.5

Tossed up delivery on off, Chakabva looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip where it falls short of the fielder.

39.4

Loopy delivery on off, Regis keeps it out.

39.3

Flighted delivery on middle, Chakabva defends it off the back foot.

39.2

Floated delivery on off, Regis punches it to point.

39.1

DROPPED! Tossed up delivery outside off, Chakabva looks to cut but gets a faint nick. It goes towards the keeper where Liton Das tries to take the catch but spills it. The Ultra Edge later shows that Regis Chakabva would have been a goner had the keeper collected it as there was spike on it.

38.6

HUGE SHOUT FOR LBW BUT NOT GIVEN! Hasan tosses one up around off, Maruma makes a leave by coming on the front foot. The ball spins in to get hit on the front pad. The keeper and the bowler look interested but the skipper thinks otherwise. Yes, Mominul was right there as the replays show that the ball turned into the batter but not enough to strike the stumps. 133/6

38.5

Tossed up on off, Chakabva drives it to long on and takes a single.

38.4

Full and on the pads, Chakabva turns it to the leg side.

38.3

Floated around off, kept out off the back foot.

38.2

Full and on middle, Maruma drives it to long on for a run.

38.1

OHH! Very close this time. Hasan bowls one fuller and outside off, Maruma looks to reverse sweep it but fails to get the shot right. The keeper appeals but the umpire says not out.

37.6

Floated around off, Chakabva defends it from within the crease. 131/6

37.5

Flatter and outside off, blocked off the back foot.

37.4

Floated around middle, Chakabva blocks it to short leg.

37.3

Full and outside off, Maruma drives it towards long off for a single.

37.2

FOUR! Brilliant to see Zimbabwe batsmen playing such strokes. Taijul bowls one full and into the pads, Maruma maintains his balance as he flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

37.1

Floated ball on off, Maruma blocks it off the back foot.

36.6

Full delivery on middle, Maruma comes down the track and drives it through mid on for a run. 126/6

36.5

On off, Chakabva plays it towards point for a single.

36.4

Floated delivery on middle, Chakabva looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad.

36.3

Loopy delivery on off, Regis blocks it off the back foot.

36.2

Flighted delivery down the leg side, Chakabva looks to flick but misses it.

36.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Maruma drives it through mid on for a single.

35.6

Chakabva gets off the mark with a couple as he punches this flatter one outside off through covers. 123/6

Regis Chakabva is the new batsman in.

35.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent catch from Mushfiqur Rahim. Sikandar Raza has to depart. He was going well until this time. Islam goes a bit flatter this time and keeps it around middle and leg, Raza rocks back and goes for the pull. The ball there skids onto him and he fails to get the desired elevation. He picks out the shortest man on the field to perfection. Mushfiqur Rahim there jumps in the air and takes a superb catch while he is airborne. Bangladesh need 4 more wickets to win.

35.4

Loopy delivery on off, Raza blocks it well.

35.3

Floated delivery on middle, Raza keeps it out.

35.2

Flighted delivery on off, Maruma comes down the track and drives it through covers for a single.

35.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Maruma defends it off the back foot.

34.6

Short delivery on middle, Raza pulls it to mid-wicket. 120/5

34.5

Outside off, Raza offers no shot to this one.

34.4

Loopy delivery on middle, Sikandar looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

34.3

Floated delivery on off, Raza punches it to point.

34.2

Flighted delivery on middle, Raza defends it off the front foot.

34.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Raza punches it to point.

33.6

Stifled appeal but turned down. Floated around off, Maruma skips down the track and looks to defend it but fails to get bat on ball. It thuds into the pads. The bowler and his teammates appeal but the umpire says not out. Replays show that Maruma would have been not out even if Bangladesh would have reviewed it as he was down the track by over 3 meters. 120/5

33.5

Once again Maruma brings out the sweep. Islam strays one down the leg side and Maruma sweeps it towards fine leg and scampers back for the second.

33.4

Tossed up on off, Maruma drives it to mid off.

33.3

Flatter and around off, Raza blocks it with the full face off the bat from within the crease.

33.2

Fuller and outside off, Raza guides it past point and gets a single. He wanted the second but Maruma was not interested.

33.1

Flatter and outside off, Raza punches the ball straight to covers.

Taijul Islam to bowl from the other end. 12-3-42-1 are his figures so far.

32.6

Flatter outside off, Maruma keeps it out off the back foot. 117/5

32.5

Flatter and on middle and leg, Maruma sweeps it but the ball hits straight to the short leg fielder onto his hips.

32.4

Flatter and on middle, Raza tucks it past short leg and gets single.

32.3

A touch fuller this time and on middle, Raza keeps it out off back foot.

32.2

Floated ball on midddle, Raza gets across his sticks and plays a one-handed sweep but finds the fielder at square leg.

32.1

Lovely start for Raza. Flatter and outside off, Sikandar punches the ball off the back foot through covers and gets a couple.

We are back for the second session. The Bangladesh players are out in the middle. Sikandar Raza and Timycen Maruma will resume their batting for Zimbabwe. Nayeem Hasan will start the proceedings for this session.

... Day 4, Session 2 ...

27 overs, 105 runs and 3 wickets is what we got in this session. Off the two teams, Bangladesh would be the happier of the two. The day started with Bangladesh bowling some tight lines and lengths to eke out 3 maidens first up. Taijul started from where he left on Day 3 as he struck in his 3rd over of the day as he accounted for opener Kevin Kasuza. Then came Nayeem Hasan to the scene and he got the wicket of Brendan Taylor off his first over of the day. After that Bangladesh's bowling looked a bit haywire as runs started to flow when Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza were in the middle. The duo added 60 for the 5th wicket but Ervine had to take the long walk back just before the Lunch Break courtesy of his Bangladesh counterpart's brilliant direct hit. Zimbabwe still trail by 181 runs and have just 5 wickets in their bag. Bangladesh have been brilliant with the ball so far especially the spinners and they would look to wrap up the Zimbabwean innings in the post Lunch session. Do join us at 1210 local (0610 GMT) for the post Lunch session.

31.6

Loopy delivery on middle, Raza pushes it through mid on for a run. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4! 114/5

31.5

Floated delivery on off, Raza plays it to point.

31.4

Loopy delivery on off, Raza keeps it out.

31.3

Floated delivery on middle, Maruma comes down the track and lofts it over mid on. Mushfiqur Rahim chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.

31.2

Flighted delivery on off, Raza pushes it towards covers for a single.

31.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Raza drives it towards mid on.

30.6

Tossed up around off, Mauma defends it off the back foot. 109/5

30.5

Floated around off, Maruma blocks it right under his eyes.

30.4

Floated on middle, Raza flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.

30.3

Floated on off and middle, Raza turns it to leg side.

30.2

FOUR! Brilliant strokemaking from Raza. Its floated on off, Raza strokes it past mid off and gets a boundary.

30.1

Floated ball on off, Raza keeps it out.

Timycen Maruma is the new man in.

29.6

OUT! RUN OUT! An uncanny way to get out. Ervine gets run out for the first time in his Test career. Flighted delivery on off, Raza pushes it towards covers and calls for the single. Ervine is late in responding as he is ball watching. Mominul Haque swoops on the ball and fires a direct hit at the keeper's end. Ervine is running at the danger end and it is referred upstairs. Replays roll in and what we see is Craig Ervine is well short off his crease when the bails come off. A fighting knock from the Zimbabwean skipper. 104/5

Run out check sent upstairs. Ervine is the man in question here. Lets see what the replays have to say. Ohh! The Bangladesh skipper has produced a superb hit to dismiss his Zimbabwean counterpart.

29.5

Floated delivery on middle, Raza looks to defend but gets hit on the thigh pad. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.

29.4

Flighted delivery on off, Raza defends it off the back foot.

29.3

Floated delivery on middle, Sikandar defends it off the back foot.

29.2

Floated delivery on off, Raza blocks it off the front foot.

29.1

FOUR BYES! Tossed up delivery outside off, Raza looks to sweep but misses it. It goes past the keeper towards third man for a boundary.

28.6

Full and on the pads, Raza flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. 100 up for Zimbabwe, trailing by 195 more. 100/4

28.5

Full and on middle and leg, Ervine sweeps it through square leg and gets a single.

28.4

Tossed up around off, Ervine lunges forward and blocks it off the front foot.

28.3

Flatter and on off, Ervine keeps it out off the back foot.

28.2

Floated ball on off, kept out off the front foot.

28.1

That's a beauty! That's an absolute ripper! Hasan tosses one up around off, the ball lands on the rough and spins away from the batter. Ervine who is drawn forward for the defensive push gets beaten on the outside edge. The keeper, Liton Das too fails to grab it as he gets hit flush right onto the shoulder.

27.6

Full and around off, Ervine strokes it towards mid on and retains the strike. 98/4

27.5

Flatter and outside off, Raza cuts it to point and takes a single.

27.4

Tossed up on off, Raza blocks it off the front foot towards covers.

27.3

SIX! Beautifully timed! 50-run stand is up between the two. Islam tosses one up and Raza skips down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum.

27.2

Full and on off, Ervine strokes it through long on and gets to the other end.

27.1

Flatter and around off, Raza plays it through cover-point for a run.

26.6

On off, Ervine defends it off the back foot. 88/4

26.5

Tossed up delivery on middle, Raza flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

26.4

Outside off, Raza offers no shot to this one.

26.3

BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Raza looks to defend but misses it.

26.2

Flighted delivery on off, Raza defends it off the back foot.

26.1

Tossed up delivery outside off, Raza looks to guide but misses it.

25.6

Flatter and around off and middle, Ervine flicks it to mid-wicket this time to see off the over. 87/4

25.5

Full and on off, Raza drives it straight to mid off for a run.

25.4

Flighted and around off, Raza lunges forward and keeps it out on the off side.

25.3

Floated and around off, Raza defends it off the back foot.

25.2

Flatter and on leg, Raza works it towards square leg.

25.1

Almost a wicket there. Islam tosses one up around middle and leg, Raza skips down the track to counter the turn and defend but the ball takes his pads and lobs towards short leg. The fielder there takes the catch and appeals but then aborts quickly.

24.6

Tossed up delivery on middle, Ervine comes down the track and lofts it over mid on. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen pick up a couple. 86/4

24.5

On middle, Ervine keeps it out.

24.4

SIX! Amazing shot! Floated delivery on middle, Ervine comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum.

24.3

Flighted delivery on off, Ervine blocks it off the front foot.

24.2

Loopy delivery on middle, Ervine defends it off the back foot.

24.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Ervine defends it off the front foot.

23.6

Floated and around off, Raza keeps it out off the front foot. 78/4

23.5

Floated on leg, Raza blocks it off the front foot towards short leg.

23.4

Floated ball on off, Raza defends it to covers off the front foot.

23.3

Another shorter one outside off, Ervine pushes it off the back foot and gets to the other end.

23.2

Flatter and on off, Raza punches it off the back foot towards covers for a single.

23.1

FOUR! The bowling has been a bit lethargic in the last few overs. Islam bowls it flat and down the leg side, Raza gets inside the line and sweeps it through backward square leg for a boundary.

Taijul Islam is back on.

22.6

FOUR! Flighted delivery on middle, Ervine flicks it through mid-wicket. There was no one manning that region as the ball crosses the fence at deep mid-wicket with ease. 72/4

22.5

Floated delivery on middle, Raza drives it towards mid on for a single.

22.4

Loopy delivery on off, Sikandar pushes it to point.

22.3

Floated delivery on off, Raza punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.

22.2

Full delivery on middle, Raza drives it back towards the bowler.

22.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Raza defends it off the front foot.

21.6

Outside off, Ervine offers no shot to this one. 65/4

21.5

Good length delivery outside off, Ervine leaves it alone.

21.4

On a good length and outside off, Ervine leaves it alone.

21.3

Outside off, Ervine offers no shot to this one.

21.2

FOUR! Cracking shot! Short and outside off, Ervine cuts it hard through point for a boundary.

21.1

Full delivery on middle, Raza drives it towards mid on and goes for a quick single. The fielder fires a direct hit at the bowler's end but Raza was well inside the crease.

20.6

Brilliant comeback delivery from the youngster. He tosses one up around off and Ervine defends it onto the turf off the back foot. 60/4

20.5

FOUR! Ervine is leading the fightback here for his team. Flatter and outside off, Ervine rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball through covers and the ball rolls to the fence for a boundary.

20.4

Flighted and around off, Ervine blocks it off the back foot.

20.3

Floated and outside off, Ervine lets it be.

20.2

FOUR! Superbly played from the Zimbabwe skipper there. Full and on the pads, Ervine does well to flick it towards deep square leg and the ball races for a boundary.

20.1

Floated around off, Ervine keeps it out off the front foot to the leg side.

19.6

Full delivery on middle, Raza flicks it to mid-wicket. 52/4

19.5

Hossain bowls a bumper, Sikandar does well to duck under it.

19.4

Good length delivery on off, Raza blocks it off the back foot.

19.3

Full again on middle, Sikandar drives it back towards the bowler.

19.2

Full toss on off, Raza plays it to point.

19.1

On a length on middle, Ervine looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen get a single.

18.6

Flatter and outside off, Raza punches the ball off the back foot through covers and gets a couple this time. 50 up for Zimbabwe. 51/4

18.5

FOUR! Brilliant execution! Tossed up around middle and leg, Raza gets on one knee and plays the sweep. He though loses his grip on the bat while playing it but still manages to hit that in front of square on the leg side and gets a boundary.

18.4

Flatter but down the leg side, Raza plays the sweep to find the fielder at square leg.

18.3

Floated and on off, Raza defends it off the front foot.

18.2

Floated around off, Ervine strokes it towards wide mid on where Rahim fields it but cannot prevent a single.

18.1

Tossed up around off, Ervine keeps it out off the back foot.

DRINKS! It has been an excellent hour for Bangladesh where they have picked two wickets and are 6 away from a victory. The conditions have been very gloomy out there. On the other hand, Zimbabwe have failed to apply themselves as the spinners have ruled the proceedings so far. An interesting hour of play coming up!

17.6

Good length delivery on off, Raza punches it to point. 44/4

17.5

On a length on middle, Raza flicks it to mid-wicket.

17.4

Good length delivery on off, Sikandar blocks it off the back foot.

17.3

On a good length on off, Raza keeps it out.

17.2

Good length delivery on off, Raza defends it off the back foot.

17.1

On a length on off, Raza plays it to point.

16.6

Floated ball outside off, Ervine defends it off the front foot. End of a successful over from Nayeem Hasan. 44/4

Sikandar Raza is the next batsman in.

16.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Hasan has accounted for Taylor for the second time in this match. Superb bowling from the youngster. He tosses one around middle, Taylor goes for the big slog on the leg side but ends up getting a top edge towards deep square leg where Taijul Islam runs forward and takes an excellent catch. Zimbabwe still trail by 251!

16.4

Floated on middle and leg, Ervine tucks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.

16.3

Floated and on the pads, Taylor flicks it to the leg side and gets a single.

16.2

FOUR BYES! Ervine escapes once again playing the reverse sweep. It is the same shot that led to his downfall in the first innings. Hasan bowls it full and outside off, Taylor goes for the reverse sweep but he fails to get wood to the ball as it sneaks under it. It also beats the keeper as it races to the fence at fine leg for a boundary.

16.1

Floated around off and middle, Taylor keeps it out on the leg side off the back foot.

Finally the wait is over as Nayeem Hasan will bowl for the first time on Day 4. So far he has been impressive with figures of 3-1-4-2.

15.6

Short of a length ball outside off, Ervine stands tall and punches the ball off the back foot towards covers. 38/3

15.5

Length and on middle and leg, Ervine tucks it off the back foot towards fine leg and scampers back for a couple.

15.4

Dishes one more wide outside off, Ervine is not interested to play at it.

15.3

Hossain bowls one in the channel outside off, Ervine won't fall in the trap as he shoulders arms to it.

15.2

On a good length on off, Ervine keeps it out.

15.1

FOUR! Terrific shot! Short and outside off, Ervine cuts it hard through point for a boundary.

14.6

Tossed up around off, Taylor defends it off the back foot. 32/3

14.5

Flighted and on off, Taylor keeps it out off the back foot.

14.4

SIX! Taylor is not going to hold back here. He will take the attack to the opposition. Islam floats one around off, Taylor takes a few steps down the track and lofts it cleanly over long off for a biggie.

14.3

Floated ball on off, Taylor keeps it out off the back foot.

14.2

Full around off, Taylor drives it towards long on and gets to the other end.

14.1

Flatter and outside off, Taylor plays it off the back foot through cover-point and gets a run.

13.6

Good length and outside off, Ervine leaves it to see off the over. 24/3

13.5

Short of a length ball on leg, Ervine looks to flick it to the leg side but gets beaten on the flick and is rapped high on the pads. The ball rolls to the leg side as the bowler appeals. The umpire shakes his head.

13.4

Length and on middle, Ervine blocks it off the back foot towards mid on.

13.3

Another good length ball and outside off, Ervine makes a leave once again.

13.2

Length ball outside off, Ervine lets it go.

13.1

FOUR! The Zimbabwe skipper gets a boundary. Bonus runs there. Hossain bowls one on a length and takes it away from the batter. Ervine stands tall and guides it through the vacant gully region and fetches a boundary.

Ebadot Hossain is on.

12.6

Tossed up delivery on middle, Taylor looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. 20/3

12.5

Floated delivery on middle, Taylor defends it off the back foot.

12.4

Short delivery on off, Taylor makes room and punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.

12.3

Loopy delivery on leg, Taylor sweeps it towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen pick up a couple.

12.2

Flighted delivery outside off, Taylor leaves it alone.

12.1

Tossed up delivery on middle, Ervine flicks it through square leg for a single.

11.6

Outside off, Brendan offers no shot to this one. 15/3

11.5

Full delivery on off, Taylor pushes it to covers.

11.4

On a length on middle, Taylor pushes it towards mid on.

11.3

On a good length on off, Taylor keeps it out.

11.2

Good length delivery on off, Brendan defends it off the back foot.

11.1

On a good length on middle, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket.

10.6

Another ball that is tossed up around off, Ervine lunges forward and defends it off the inside half of his bat towards the leg side. 15/3

10.5

Floated around off, Ervine keeps it out off the front foot.

Craig Ervine, the skipper, is the new batsman in.

10.4

OUT! CAUGHT! Taijul strikes and Zimbabwe are three down. Brilliantly bowled from Taijul. He was constantly bowling around middle and leg and this time too he bowls a similar line. Kasuza looks to turn it on the leg side but gets squared up as he closes the bat face early. The ball takes the shoulder of the bat and flies towards the slip cordon where the second slip fielder Mohammad Mithun takes the catch. Zimbabwe still trail by 280 runs!

10.3

Floated around off, Kasuza lunges forward and defends it.

10.2

Floated and on middle and leg, Kasuza keeps it out off the front foot.

10.1

Flatter and shorter outside off, Kasuza gets on top of the bounce and pulls it all along the ground towards mid-wicket. Does not get it off the middle of the bat but will get a couple.

9.6

Short of a length ball on middle, Taylor keeps it out off the back foot. 13/2

9.5

On a length and outside off, Taylor shoulders arms to it.

9.4

FOUR! Delightful shot! First runs of the morning and what a way to get that. Jayed overpitches one outside off, Taylor drives it from the sweet part of the bat and the ball races through covers for a boundary with a lightning speed.

9.3

On a good length but way outside off, Taylor leaves it.

9.2

Length and around middle, Taylor keeps it out off the inside half of the bat towards mid on.

9.1

Length ball outside off, Taylor drives it towards covers where the fielder dives to his left and saves a certain boundary.

8.6

Full and on off, driven straight to the man at covers. 9/2

8.5

Flighted ball on off, Kasuza blocks it off the front foot towards the off side.

8.4

Floated ball on leg, Kasuza turns it towards the man at short leg.

8.3

Tossed up on middle, Kevin pushes it off the front foot.

8.2

Tossed up on middle and leg, Kasuza defends it off the front foot towards the leg side.

8.1

Floated on off, Kasuza keeps it out off the front foot.

7.6

On a good length on off, Brendan blocks it off the back foot. Third maiden on the trot for Bangladesh. 9/2

7.5

Full delivery on middle, Brendan plays it towards mid on.

7.4

On a good length on off, Taylor keeps it out.

7.3

Full delivery on off, Taylor drives it towards mid off.

7.2

Good length delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the back foot.

7.1

On a good length and outside off, Taylor shoulders arms to this one.

6.6

Full and angled into the pads, Kasuza flicks it to mid-wicket. A maiden for Taijul to begin with. 9/2

6.5

OHH! Almost a wicket there. Taijul is bowling superbly. He tosses one up around off and gives some air to it, Kasuza looks to defend it off the back foot but ends up getting a thick outside edge which drops just short of the only slip fielder.

6.4

Tossed up around off and spinning in, Kasuza looks to defend it but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

6.3

Floated ball on off, Kasuza gets forward and defends it off the higher part of the bat. Some extra bounce on this one for Taijul.

6.2

Another one which is bowled shorter and Kasuza defends it off the back foot.

6.1

Flatter one on middle, Kasuza punches it off the back foot.

Taijul Islam to bowl from the other end.

5.6

Fuller in length and on off, Taylor drives it to covers. A maiden to start for Abu Jayed. 9/2

5.5

On a fuller length and around off, Jayed looks to work it on the leg side but ends up getting an inside edge onto the pads. The ball rolls to the off side.

The floodlights have been put on as it is very dark at the moment.

5.4

Play and a miss! Brilliantly bowled from Jayed. He slips one on a length and makes the ball to swing away from the batter. Taylor plays it away from the body and gets beaten on the outside edge.

5.3

Short of a length ball around off, Taylor hangs on the back foot and plays the ball to point.

5.2

Fuller in length and around off, Taylor keeps it out off the back foot towards covers.

5.1

Jayed starts with a full delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the back foot.

We are all set to begin Day 4. The Bangladesh players are out in the middle. Kevin Kasuza and Brendan Taylor will resume their batting for Zimbabwe. Abu Jayed will start the proceedings for the hosts.

Pitch Report - Tino Mawoyo is down for the pitch report. He starts by saying that the pitch has dried up considerably and that has brought the spinners into the game. Mentions that the cracks have started to open up. He further states that the odd ball is keeping low especially from the pacers. Further adds that the Zimbabwe batsmen might come down the wicket to counter the variable bounce.

Hello and welcome to Day 4 which could probably be the final day of this one-off Test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Mirpur. Bangladesh earlier on Day 3 batted brilliantly when former captain, Mushfiqur Rahim and current captain, Mominul Haque both batted in tandem to push Zimbabwe out of the game by amassing a lead of 295 runs. The duo stitched a 222-run stand and reached their respective tons too. Though the latter failed to continue, the former went onto score a double ton, his 3rd in this format. The visitors started on a bad note as they lost 2 quick wickets before the close of play. The hosts today would look to take the remaining wickets quickly and wrap up the Test match. Nayeem Hasan will again be the key for them along with other bowlers. On the other hand, Zimbabwe would look to take it session by session and will look to delay the inevitable. Stay tuned for all the action which begins shortly...

... Day 4, Session 1 ...

What to speak of Zimbabwe, they needed to bat out just 5 overs but failed to do that miserably. They lost the wicket of Prince Masvaure and the nightwatchman, Donald Tiripano in the first over. Brendan Taylor and Kevin Kasuza managed to bat out the remaining overs but they still have a lot of work to do. On Day 4, they will look to survive for as long as possible and hope that the rain which is predicted on Days 4 and 5 arrive. Join us on Tuesday, 25th February, for what might be the last day of this Test match at 0930 Local (0330 GMT). Until then, take care.

What a brilliant day it has been for Bangladesh! They started the day on top and have ended it in the same manner. With the way they have performed, the game looks likely to end on Day 4 itself. After declaring the innings on a massive 560/6, courtesy Rahim's double ton and Mominul Haque's century, the bowlers gave a dream start to the hosts. Nayeem Hasan was brilliant with the ball in the first over as he picked up back-to-back wickets and that's what has set up a Day 4 finish in all likelihood. Bangladesh would look to pick the remaining wickets and aim to finish the game on Tuesday itself.

4.6

Flatter ball to end the day! Kasuza defends it out to short leg. STUMPS ON DAY 3. 9/2

4.5

Floated ball on off, Kasuza looks to defend but it hits the pads. There is a stifled appeal for LBW but nothing from the umpire.

4.4

On middle, blocked out.

4.3

EDGY! Floated ball on off, Kasuza looks to defend but it takes the outside edge and goes towards first slip. The fielder there dives and makes a good stop.

4.2

On middle, Kasuza defends it out.

4.1

Flatter one on middle, Kasuza flicks it to the fine leg region for a couple.

3.6

Almost dragged on! Flatter on off, Taylor looks to defend but it takes the bottom edge and hits the body of Taylor. 7/2

3.5

Loopy delivery on middle, Kasuza works it to square leg for a single.

3.4

Tosses this one up on middle, Kasuza flicks it to mid-wicket.

3.3

Full on middle, KK pushes it back to the bowler.

3.2

Floated on off, Kasuza prods forward and defends it out.

3.1

Looped up ball on middle, Kevin defends it out.

2.6

Full on middle, Taylor flicks it to mid on. 6/2

2.5

Flatter one on middle, Taylor defends it out.

2.4

Looped up ball on middle, Taylor blocks it out to the leg side.

2.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Taylor prods forward and defends it out.

2.2

Shorter in length outside off, Kasuza punches it off the back foot to deep cover for a single.

2.1

Flighted ball on off, Taylor looks to defend but it takes the inside edge and rolls to square leg. A single.

1.6

Flatter one on middle, Kasuza flicks it to the deep square leg region for a couple. 4/2

1.5

Loopy delivery on off, Kasuza defends it off the front foot.

1.4

On middle, Kasuza blocks it out onto the pitch.

1.3

Loopy delivery on middle, Kevin prods forward and defends it out.

1.2

Flatter one on off, Kasuza looks to defend off the back foot but it takes the outside edge and the ball goes towards the third man region for a couple.

1.1

BEATEN! Flighted one outside off, Kasuza looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.

Taijul Islam will bowl from the other end.

0.6

Tossed up ball on middle, Taylor blocks it out. A sensational opening over from Nayeem Hasan! 0/2

0.5

Loopy one on middle, Taylor defends it out.

0.4

Floated on middle, Taylor defends it out.

0.3

OUT! CAUGHT! What is happening? Two wickets in two balls! Tiripano has to go now and it is all happening here in Bangladesh. Brilliant stuff from Hasan and Das. Flatter one outside off, Tiripano looks to defend off the back foot. It takes the outside edge and goes to the keeper who takes a very good catch. Brendan Taylor is the new man in.

Donald Tiripano is the next man in.

0.2

OUT! TIMBER! What a start for Bangladesh! Nayeem Hasan has given the hosts a dream beginning. Floated delivery on off, Masvaure looks to defend off the front foot but the ball straightedns after pitching, beating the inside edge of the bat and going onto hit the off stump.

0.1

Hasan starts with a flatter one outside off, Masvaure leaves the ball alone.