Live Cricket Score: Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test at Harare — Day 5

Bangladesh are six wickets away from victory © AFP

Harare: Apr 29, 2013

Bangladesh will go into the final day of the second Test against Zimbabwe requiring just six wickets to earn a share of the two-match series after dominating another day at Harare Sports Club.

Having set Zimbabwe 401 for victory on the back of half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim and Nasir Hossain, Bangladesh reduced their hosts to 138 for four to give themselves every chance of avenging their heavy defeat in the first Test.

All of Zimbabwe’s top five made starts, but Hamilton Masakadza was the only one able to hold off the twin threat of Shakib Al Hasan and Ziaur Rahman, who claimed two wickets apiece.

Masakadza went to stumps unbeaten on 46, with his younger brother Shingirai sent up the order to see out 30 deliveries for his 7 not out.

Zimbabwe’s task was clear in the statistical evidence on offer — they have never successfully chased more than 162 to win a Test, while the highest run chase by anyone on this ground is 192 — achieved by Pakistan in a three-wicket win over the African side 15 years ago.

Brief Scores: Bangladesh 391 and 291 for 9 dec. (Mushfiqur Rahim 93, Shakib Al Hasan 59 ; Shingirai Masakadza 4 for 58) lead Zimbabwe 282 and 138 for 4 (Hamilton Masakadza 46*; Ziaur Rahman 2 for 36, Shakib al Hasan 2 for 45) by 263 runs.

Catch the ball-by-ball commentary of the fifth day of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Harare here

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