Shakib Al Hasan took six wickets for 59 runs on the opening day of the first Test against Zimbabwe © IANS (File Photo)
Shakib Al Hasan took six wickets for 59 runs on the opening day of the first Test against Zimbabwe © IANS (File Photo)

Oct 26, 2014

Bangladesh kept their momentum high on the first day of the first test against Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-bangla stadium in Mirpur as they clearly had the upper hand and last laugh at stumps. Zimbabwe, who were bowled out for 240 failed to capitalise over their batting and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

the star attraction of the day was Bangladesh’s star all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan, who made a comeback to international Test cricket after serving a ban by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), claimed six wickets for 59 and completely turned the game in the favour of Bangladesh as they took total control over Zimbabwe. Among the other wicket takers were Jubair Hossain, Taijul Islam and Shahadat Hossain.

Zimbabwe skipper, Brendan Taylor won the toss and elected to bat first. But the decision failed to go in their favour as they lost two quick wickets in the first session, i.e. before lunch and scored just 77. However, the post-lunch session was expected to be better as opener, Sikandar Raza and skipper, Brendan Taylor were expected to fire and steer the Zimbabwean innings to a good total.

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