Chevrons out to wrap up Test se­ries against Tigers

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AF­TER record­ing their first win in Test cricket away from home since 2001 with a 151 run tri­umph over Bangladesh in the first Test in Syl­het, Zim­babwe will look to wrap up the se­ries when the two teams clash in the sec­ond five-day en­counter at Shere Bangla Na­tional Sta­dium in Dhaka from to­day.

The Hamil­ton Masakadza-led Chevrons picked up only their third win in Test cricket away from home since the coun­try at­tained Test sta­tus in 1992.

Left han­der Sean Wil­liams was named man of the match af­ter top scor­ing with 88 in Zim­babwe’s first in­nings. Masakadza and Peter Moor were the other top per­form­ers with the bat for the Chevrons in their win.

Spin­ners, Bran­don Mavuta, Welling­ton Masakadza and Sikan­dar Raza were the ar­chi­tects of the Chevrons’ vic­tory over the Tigers with some bril­liant bowl­ing in their sec­ond in­nings. This was af­ter pace bowlers Kyle Jarvis and Tendai Chatara did the dam­age in the Bangladesh first in­nings with five wick­ets be­tween them.

It is yet to be seen if coach Lalc­hand Ra­jput will make changes to the team which won the first Test. Should there be any change, it will be to the bat­ting with Ryan Burl and Craig Ervine the op­tions if Ra­jput needs any re­in­force­ments to the bat­ting or­der. The likes of Brian Chari and Bren­dan Taylor strug­gled with the bat in the first Test but are un­likely to be dropped as Zim­babwe look to seal the se­ries. — @Mdaw­ini_29

Sean Wil­liams

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