Hamilton Masakadza has taken apart the Bangladesh bowling apart as he gets to his 150's © AFP
Hamilton Masakadza has taken apart the Bangladesh bowling attack as he gets to his 150’s © AFP

Nov 5, 2014

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(Bangladesh look to close in on a series victory with a win in the second Test, which will be their third Test series win of all time)

Stumps, Day 3. That’s it for today. No success for Bangladesh in the last session of the day as both Masakadza and Chakbva took apart their bowling attack and did not let the bowlers settle down as they close the day on 331, still trailing by 102. Bangladesh would look to dismiss them early when the match restarts tomorrow.

No harm done again so far. Chakabva looks to steer the innings quickly but is missing out on big shots while Masakadza nearing his 150 is just a stroke away, however he doesn’t wish to take risk and would rather take his time to bring it up as he is in no hurry.

Good progress by the two batsmen as no harm done yet in this session by the Bangladesh bowlers. Chakbva gets his second Test half-century while Masakadza on course for his 150.

Masakadza going well and no harm has been done either to him or his partner Chakabva who is batting on as is well on the verge of scoring his second Test fifty as Zimbabwe trail by 160 runs.

No harm done as both the batsmen continue to bat in a good manner. Masakadza steers his innings forward while Chakbva nears his fifty as he enters the forties. Still trail by 177 runs. The 250 comes up as well for Zimbabwe.

Good start to the post-tea session as Zimbabwe look to play firmly and get past the total of 433 score by Bangladesh in the first innings. Masakadza looks to take his innings forward and he should as it’s far from being over for him yet. Chakabva on the other side is making sure that he does not messes it up with and support Masakadza.

Good six overs and it’s the fourth Test century that is up for Hamilton Masakadza. Good game-play by the Zimbabwean as he did not panic at the falls of the wickets and made sure that he continues to play his natural game and steer the Zimbabwean innings to ta respectable total. Now, it remains to be seen if Zimbabwe can steer past Bangladesh’s total of 433.

Elton Chigumbura’s departure has seen Zimbabwe play in an extremely reserved manner. Both Maskadza and Chakabva are playing defensive and even thinking while taking a single. This has delayed Masakadza’s century and he has already faced above 200 deliveries.

GONE AGAIN!!!!!!!! It’s Elton Chigumbura this time who has to depart. Soft dismissal as he get behind to push a flat delivery from Hasan but gives it straight to the hands of Haque at short-leg. Fifth down for Zimbabwe as they still trail by 239.
Elton Chigumbura 1 (8) c Haque b hasan

OUT!!!!!!! Criag Ervine departs for just 17 as Zimbabwe continue to play and steer past the Bangladesh total of 433. Masakadza is steering the Zimbabwe innings and nearing his century as well. Elton Chigumbura comes in.
Craig Ervine 17 (31) c Rahim b Hasan

GONE!!!!!!!!!! It’s the skipper Brendan Taylor who has to depart for 37, falling just 13 short of his half-century. never-the-less, a good game-play as he makes way for Craig Ervine and would be interesting to see how he performs. Meanwhile, Masakadza is batting on 70 and is going strong. Bangladesh have the first strike in the post-lunch session.
Brendan Taylor 37 (61) c Haque b Hasan

No harm done so far after the dismissal of Brain Chari as Masakadza gets going along with captain Brendan Taylor, who too is batting comfortably and make sure that they do not suffer any setback as we near the lunch break.

Fifty up for Hamilton Masakadza. It’s his sixth Test fifty. Brilliant play so far. He made sure he stayed at the crease long enough and play a good knock, not giving away his wicket to the Bangladesh bowlers. Now, he must make sure that he converts it to a big one as his work is not yet completed with Bangladesh’s big total yet to be surpassed.

OUT!!!!!!!!! Bangladesh gets the first breakthrough of the day and it’s opener Brain Chari who has to depart for 25. Skipper, Brendan Taylor comes in while Masakadza nears his half-century. Zimbabwe trail by 343.
Brian Chari 25 (92) c Tamim b Islam

Good five overs from Zimbabwe’s perspective. No harm done and both the batsmen continue to play sensible and defensive cricket as they refrain themselves from being ambitious and play aggressive strokes. Bangladesh bowlers too bowling in good line and length to keep Zimbabwean batsmen under pressure.

Three overs completed in the day so far and no harm done to the Zimbabwe innings as opener Brain Chari and night-watchman from the previous day, Hamilton Masakadza make sure that they do not suffer early setbacks in the day during the early morning conditions as Bangladesh bowlers would look to come hard at them.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of Day Two of the second Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Khulna. I am Ayush Gupta, and I will be bringing you the live updates of this match. Zimbabwe closed the second day on 53 for the loss of one wicket.

Sikandar Raza, who was impressive for Zimbabwe in the last game at Mirpur, was the man to be dismissed for a cheap 11. Earlier during the day, Bangladesh were shot out for 433. It was also Bangladesh’s highest score at this venue.

Bangladesh began the day on 193 for the loss of three wickets when opener Tamim Iqbal and star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan made their way to the crease and it was Tamim who score his fifth ever Test century, however the slowest off 312 balls. He ultimately ended up getting dismissed for 109 off 332 balls by Hamilton Masakadza. Both put up a partnership of 132 runs.

Later, during the post lunch session, it was Shakib who brought up his third Test century off 153 balls which included 12 boundaries and two sixes. He also put up a 54-run partnership with Shuvagoto Hom. However, Shakib was dismissed for 135 alongwith skipper, Mushfiqur Rahim for 11 and Hom for just 15. Shakib became the Bangladeshi batsman with highest score at this venue.

Following their departure, the post-tea session saw a total collapse of the lower order as none of the tail-enders were able to put up a great performance and failed to capitalise on the good performance by the two centurions of their innings as the team was bowled out for 433.  Tinashe PanyangaraTendai Chatara and Malcolm Waller of Zimbabwe claimed two wickets each.

Zimbabwe on the other hand started their innings on a sad note after their opener and star of the previous game, Sikandar Raza was dismissed early for a cheap 11 off Taijul Islam. However, opener, Brian Chari and Masakadza hold the innings at the end of the day as they helped the team to reach their fifty and the score reads 53 for the loss of one.

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