Tamim Iqbal has struck two centuries in the Test series © AFP
Tamim Iqbal has struck two centuries in the Test series © AFP

Nov 15, 2014

Catch the Live Scorecard of Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 3rd Test, Day 4
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That’s stumps! Zimbabwe have seen through the day without suffering much damage. The match is evenly poised for an exciting finish on Day 4. Can Bangladesh rise to the occasion and pull off a superb victory on Day 5 or Zimbabwe manage to eke out a draw. Stay tuned to CricketCountry for updates.


Raza seems to be in some sort of a hurry to score runs. He slaps Jubair Hossain for a boundary and a six in consecutive deliveries. Stumps are just around the corner, and Zimbabwe wouldn’t like to lose a wicket here.


Sikandar Raza smacks three boundaries from Rubel Hossain’s fourth over. Zimbabwe need to put forward an inspiring performance.
Rubel Hossain fired it full and Brian Chari who attempted a flick was hit in front of the stumps. That is the first wicket for Bangladesh. Nine more to go and they win the series 3-0.
OUT!!Chari lbw b Rubel 0(5)
The declaration has finally come. Zimbabwe need 449 runs to win. With over 110 overs yet to completed in this match, Zimbabwe have a tough task ahead.
Mushfiqur Rahim is playing T20 innings here. He is smashing the Zimbabwe bowlers out of the park. He slammed Sikandar Raza for his second six over mid-wicket boundary. His strike-rate is above the 150 mark. Bangladesh has also crossed the 300 figuure and topped the lead above 400. Zimbabwe must think of something now. Oh No ! After all the entertainment and big hits the Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim has been dismissed by Raza. He came down the wicket and tried to hit another six but not that power on that one and is taken at long-on. Just four runs shot of his fifty.
OUT!Rahim c Mushangwe b S Raza 46(30)
The leg spinner gets his second wicket of the match. Shakib shimmied down the wicket and hit the ball straight into the hands of Craig Ervine at long-on.
OUT!Shakib c C Ervine b Mushangwe 17(31)
That’s 100 for Mominul. Fourth Test century in his career. He brings it up in style by hitting Sikandar Raza for a superb boundary. Also, that’s the Tea break. Another good session for Bangladesh, despite the loss of wickets.


The wicket of Mahmudullah hasn’t really rattled Bangladesh. Mominul Haque is about to reach his century. What a knock it has been from him! Elton Chigumbura continues to toil away without any success.


Mahmudullah is dismissed by Panyangara. It was a length ball which teased Mahmudullah to poke at it. It was declared not out by the umpire but the review showed the edge.
OUT!!!Mahmudullah c Mutumbami b Panyangara 30(28)
Mahmudullah cracks a six off Sikanadar Raza who was brought in to bowl the 52nd over. Mominul Haque is closing in on his century. The lead has reached 330. Where would they want to reach? Around 450-500 would. I guess.
Mahmudullah thrashes Mushangwe for two boundaries in his next over. Hamilton Masakadaza bowls a maiden over to Mominul. But Mominul turns to action as he smacks two boundaries off Mushangwe and turns the lead over 300. Mushangwe is turning out to be expensive after he dismissed Tamim Iqbal.
Natsai Mushangwe finally gets a wicket in this match. That too a big one. It’s Tamim Iqbal who has been dismissed. It was full delivery from Mushangwe but Tamim chose to go back and cut it and inside edged it onto the stumps. This man must be relieved.
OUT!Tamim b Mushangwe 65(142)
Sikandar Raza has been removed from the bowling attack after the lunch. Hamilton Masakadza has been put into the duty to get a wicket. Last innings, he picked up two quick wickets. Tamim dispatches Masakadza for a boundary in the 43rd over.
That’s Lunch! It’s been a good first session for Bangladesh. Their lead has now extended to 253 runs, and they must look to accelerate after the break. Both Haque and Iqbal have reached their half-centuries, and Zimbabwe are unable to find any answers at the moment.


Natsai Mushangwe, the specialist leg-spinner comes on to bowl and Monimul pulls him for a four on his first ball. Surprsingly, the Zimbabwean leg-spinner hasn’t been much effective. He bowled 47 overs in the last innings without producing a single wicket. On the other hand, 19-year-old leg-spinner, Jubair Hossain picked up a five-for.
Only two runs from this 27th over bowled by Sikandar Raza. There is a feeling that he bowls much better than a part-time off spinner. A single from the next over bowled by Chigumbura. Just feel, Zimbabwe don’t have that abundant bowling resources to make full use of this Chittagong pitch.
So now, this is a small partnership building here. Last five overs have only given 14 runs away while Raza and Chigumbura still try to get a wicket here.
Mominul Haque slams Shingirai Masakadza for two boundaries in the 17th over and Panyangara bowls a maiden over next. Taylor now changes the bowlling and brings in the rookie spinner Sikandar Raza.
Zimbabwe have got a early breakthrough this morning. The centurion from last innings, Imrul Kayes is dismissed by Panyangara. Panayangara bowled a fuller delivery which was edged by Kayes to the wicketkeeper.
OUT!Kayes c Mutumbami b Panyangara 15(41)

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the fourth day of the third and final Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at Chittagong. I am Varun Arora and I will take you through the day’s proceedings.

Bangladesh trotted to 23 for no loss in there second innings played on the third day of the last Test match against Zimbabwe on Friday. Imrul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal came out to bat with nine overs left in the day. Kayes hit two boundaries for Bangladesh before umpires called off the play on the third day. These both batsmen scored individual centuries in there previous innings and also stitched a record 224-run opening stand which took Bangladesh to 503 in the first innings.

Earlier, Zimbabwe was bundled out for 374 as Jubair Hossain picked up a five-for but gave away 96 runs. The 18-year-old leg-spinner bowled bravely as he flighted the ball often and enticed the batsmen for a slog. Shakib Al Hasan went back with only a single wicket of Richmond Mutumbami. Four Zimbabwe batsmen got half-centuries but neither of them could convert it to a century. But Zimbabwe would still have wished for more taking in consideration the 160-run partnerhsip between Raza and Masakadza.

Zimbabwe started the day at 113 for one on Friday. Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza started well and Masakadza struck few boundaries. Bangladesh started with Taijul Islam and Shakib Al Hasan but they could not help the team with the wicket. The turnaround came when Shafiul Islam was introduced to bowl and he picked the wicket of Masakadza.

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