Zim end long wait for huge away win

Sport360 - - India V West Indies News - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 ✉ ed­i­to­rial@sport360.com

It was a mo­men­tous oc­ca­sion for Zim­babwe cricket on Tues­day as the vis­i­tors romped to their first away Test win since 2001 to beat Bangladesh by 151 runs at Syl­het.

Led by fine ef­forts from Bran­don Mavuta, Sikan­dar Raza and Kyle Jarvis, Zim­babwe put Bangladesh to the sword on the fourth day of the open­ing Test to bowl out the hosts for 169 in the sec­ond in­nings.

Hav­ing set Bangladesh a daunt­ing fourth in­nings tar­get of 320 runs, Zim­babwe picked up all of the re­quired 10 wick­ets on the fourth day to seal a re­mark­able tri­umph.

Bangladesh open­ers Im­rul Kayes and Li­ton Das had given the hosts hope by stitch­ing to­gether a 56-run stand for the open­ing wicket. That stub­born part­ner­ship was fi­nally bro­ken by Raza who trapped Das plumb in front of the wicket.

Jarvis ac­counted for Mominul Haque soon af­ter be­fore Raza re­turned to dis­miss the well-set Kayes. Raza had his third wicket of the day when he dis­missed the dan­ger­ous Bangladesh skip­per Mah­mudul­lah for 16.

How­ever, it was a day which be­longed to Zim­babwe debu­tant Bran­don Mavuta who picked up the wicket of Naz­mul Hos­sain on the stroke of lunch to re­duce the hosts to 111-5.

Post lunch, Mavuta ac­counted for Mush­fiqur Rahim, Me­hidy Hasan and Naz­mul Is­lam as Bangladesh folded in­side two ses­sions on the penul­ti­mate day.

Sean Wil­liams was awarded the player-of-the-match for his im­por­tant 88-run knock which helped Zim­babwe post 282 in their first in­nings.

This was only the third away Test win in Zim­babwe’s his­tory. Their last win out­side of home in this for­mat had come against the same op­po­nents in 2001 at Chit­tagong with the vis­i­tors tri­umph­ing by eight wick­ets on that oc­ca­sion.

Brief scores

Zim­babwe first in­nings: 282 all out

Bangladesh first in­nings: 143 all out

Zim­babwe sec­ond in­nings: 181 all out

Bangladesh sec­ond in­nings: 169 all out Im­rul Kayes: 43 (103), Bran­don Mavuta: 4-21, Sikan­dar Raza: 3-41

His­toric mo­ment: Bran­don Mavuta.

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