Live Cricket Score: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1stTest at Harare — Day 1

Bangladesh’s star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan made a comeback to the national side © AFP

Harare: Apr 17, 2013

Minnows Zimbabwe will host Bangladesh in the first Test of their two-match series at the Harare Sports Club Wednesday.

Zimbabwe and Bangladesh begin Test cricket’s basement battle on Wednesday as the two teams look to measure their personal progress in a two-match series.

Although Zimbabwe have never lost a Test on home soil against Bangladesh, and beat them by 130 runs when the two sides last faced off in 2011, they come into this series dispirited after two heavy defeats in the West Indies and another player contract crisis.

By contrast, Bangladesh enjoyed an encouraging tour of Sri Lanka recently, when they posted their highest ever Test score and showed welcome signs of improvement.

The importance of the two Tests for cricket’s lowliest teams should not be underestimated, reported AFP.

Catch live scores of the first day’s play of the opening Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh here