Hamilton Masakadza is the highest scorer so far in this innings with an unbeaten 63 off 138 balls © AFP (File Photo)
Hamilton Masakadza is the highest scorer so far in this innings with an unbeaten 63 off 138 balls © AFP (File Photo)

By Ayush Gupta

Nov 5, 2014

Zimbabwe were 140 for the loss of two wickets against Bangladesh on the third day of the 2nd Test at Khulna. Hamilton Masakadza is the highest scorer so far in this innings with an unbeaten 63 off 138 balls.

Zimbabwe started off the day on 53 for the loss of a wicket from last day in the form of opener, Sikandar Raza who was dismissed for a cheap 11. Opener Brian Chari and Maskadza started off the day in a sensible manner without taking any undue risks and being ambitious. However, opener Chari couldn’t last long and fell for a mere 25 off Taijul Islam after he went for an ambitious shot, but ended up handing a catch to Tamim Iqbal at mid–off while charging down the track. They put-up a 67-run partnership for the second wicket.

However, Zimbabwe didn’t lose hope as Masakadza and skipper, Brendan Taylor made sure that there were no more setbacks in this session. Eventually, Maskadza brought up his sixth half-century off 106 balls that included six boundaries. They also put-up an unbeaten 56-run partnership for the third wicket so far. Currently both Masakadza and Taylor are batting on 63 and 32 respectively.

Brief scores:

Bangladesh 433 (Shakib Al Hasan 135, Tamim Iqbal 109; Tinashe Panyangara 2 for 49) lead Zimbabwe 140 for 2 (Hamilton Masakadza 63, Brendan Taylor 32*; Taijul Islam 2 for 54) by 293 runs.

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(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer)