Bangladesh have been dominating so far i the Test series © AFP ( File Photo)
Bangladesh have been dominating so far i the Test series © AFP ( File Photo)

Zimbabwe stands in an awkward position in a chase of 439 runs against Bangladesh in the third Test played at Chittagong. Varun Arora looks at Zimbabwe’s highest fourth innings score against all oppositions.

It has been testing times for Zimbabwe cricket as they are left in an challenging position in the third Test match against Bangladesh. Bangladesh have won the first two Test matches quite comfortably and lead the Test series 2-0 so far. Zimbabwe who require 439 runs to win the final Test match at Chittagong are currently on the verge of defeat at 228 for six after the end of 66 overs. With still 49 overs to be bowled on the fifth day. It will be interesting to see if  Zimbabwe can save this Test match. While, some players have shown great intent in the Test series but many of them have still failed to come up with the expectations.

Regis Chakabva has played a fighting innings so far and is unbeaten at 61 and is falling short of partners. Bangladesh still need four wickets more to win the match while Zimbabwe need to get 221 runs.

Here is the list of best scores by Zimbabwe in fourth innings:

Team Total Opposition Date Ground Result
Zimbabwe 331 v New Zealand 01-Nov-11 Bulawayo lost
Zimbabwe 310 v Pakistan 09-Nov-02 Harare lost
Zimbabwe 257 v Bangladesh 25-Apr-13 Harare lost
Zimbabwe 246/4 v New Zealand 20-Jan-96 Auckland draw
Zimbabwe 208/6 v New Zealand 13-Jan-96 Hamilton draw
Zimbabwe 197/1 v New Zealand 01-Nov-92 Bulawayo draw
Zimbabwe 187 v Pakistan 09-Dec-93 Rawalpindi lost
Zimbabwe 228/6* v Bangladesh 12-Nov-14 Chittagong
Zimbabwe 162/3 v Pakistan 27-Nov-98 Peshawar won
Zimbabwe 157/6 v India 15-Jun-01 Harare won

It will be a record if they manage to get to 439 runs. The last time they won was when chased 162 against Pakistan in Peshawar.

(Varun Arora is a reporter with CricketCountry. He started as a medium-fast bowler, converted to an opening batsman but finally settled with his passion of writing about the game. His Twitter handle is @varunjgd)