Bangladesh lose early wickets after bowling out Zimbabwe for 282

Shakib-Al-Hasan was unbeaten on 12 off 28 balls when tea was taken © AFP

Harare: Apr 27, 2013

Bangladesh were 40 for three at tea on the third day of the second and final Test match against Zimbabwe, with an overall lead of 149, on Saturday at the Harare Sports Club.

Zimbabwe were bowled out for 282 in their first essay, as the tourists took a crucial 109-run lead on the third day.

Earlier in the day, Elton Chigumbura registered his highest score in Test cricket, but his removal by Bangladesh’s relentless fast bowler Robiul Islam left Zimbabwe facing a daunting first-innings deficit on day three of the second Test on Saturday.

Chigumbura’s aggressive 86 threatened to turn the tide in the match as he hit Zimbabwe out of serious trouble, but Robiul’s unflagging efforts with the ball brought him four wickets and sent Zimbabwe to lunch on 257 for seven.

That left the hosts still trailing by 134 runs in the first innings and with only tailenders to face up to Robiul after he bowled Chigumbura with the final ball of the first session.

Zimbabwe had resumed on 158 for four, but lost Malcolm Waller for 32 when he pulled a long hop from Sohag Gazi straight to deep midwicket.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 391 and 40 for 3 (Mominul Haque 13*, Shakib-Al-Hasan 12*; Shingi Masakadza 2 for 10) lead Zimbabwe 282 (Elton Chigumbura 86, Richmond Mutumbami 42; Robiul Islam 5 for 85) by 149 runs.

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