Bangladesh level the series
The defeat in Sylhet international cricket stadium will last forever. Falling Bangladesh into the shame Zimbabwe were ahead in the series 1-0. But the tigers captain hinted about looking forward even his team mates also said. As they said they kept the promise. The want was to level the series by winning the last match. And they got the desired win.
Bangladesh have won the Dhaka test. The tigers played like tigers and beat Zimbabwe. The home side dominated throughout the match.
In the first innings Mominul’s 161 runs. Mushfiqur’s historic double century (219*). Two double century as a wicket keeper-batsman. And the mammoth total of 522 runs.
In response Zimbabwe faced follow on. Taijul’s 5 wicket howl in a row. Zimbabwe were all out scoring 304 runs.
But Bangladesh came to bat again. Though the beginning was not good. Mohammad Mithun who scored duck in the first innings, scored a good innings of 67 runs in the middle order.
Captain Mahmudullah also played a splendid innings of 101* runs. He got his second century after eight years.
Bangladesh gave a huge target of 443 runs to Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe also knew that it was very hard to reach the target.
In the first innings Taijul got five wickets while Miraz got five in the second innings. Taylor’s unbeaten century could not save the match for Zimbabwe. He observed the ‘come and go’ of the other batsmen. And at last their innings ended with 224 runs on the scoreboard. Taijul took two wickets and Mustafiz grabbed one.
Bangladesh leveled the series with the 218 huge runs win. It may also be termed as image saving match against Zimbabwe.