Shakib joins Test’s elite league

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - SPORT - Agence France-Presse ■ sports­desk@hin­dus­tan­

Shakib Al Hasan be­came only the third player in his­tory to score a cen­tury and take 10 wick­ets in a match as Bangladesh whipped Zim­babwe by 162 runs in the sec­ond Test on Fri­day to win the se­ries.

The left-arm spin­ner claimed five for 44 in Zim­babwe’s sec­ond in­nings as the tourists, set a vic­tory tar­get of 314, were bowled out for 151 after tea on the fifth and fi­nal day in Khulna.

Bangladesh, who won the first Test in Dhaka by three wick­ets, took an un­beat­able 2-0 lead in the three-match se­ries.

Shakib’s 10-wicket haul in the Test — he took 5-80 in the first in­nings — fol­lowed a crafty 137 on the sec­ond day and de­servedly won the man of the match award.

The 27-year-old joined Ian Botham of Eng­land and Im­ran Khan of Pak­istan as the only crick­eters to score a hun­dred and claim 10 wick­ets in a match.

Hamil­ton Masakadza, who scored a cen­tury in the first in­nings, was the only Zim­bab­wean to defy the spin­ners in the sec­ond in­nings with 61.

Shakib be­gan by re­mov­ing Sikan­dar Raza and Bren­dan Tay­lor, then dis­missed Masakadza after lunch be­fore grab­bing the wick­ets of El­ton Chigum­bura and Nat­sai M’shangwe.

Shakib was sup­ported by lef­tarm spin­ner Tai­jul Is­lam, who took 3-44, and leg-spin­ner Jubair Hos­sain (2-42) as Zim­babwe lost their last five wick­ets for 14 runs.

Ear­lier, Bangladesh de­clared their sec­ond in­nings at 248-9 in the morn­ing ses­sion after Shu­va­gata Hom com­pleted his maiden half-cen­tury.

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