Brandon Mavuta and Sikandar Raza shared seven wickets between them as Zimbabwe recorded their first Check win in 5 years with a thumping 151-run victory over Bangladesh on Tuesday. Debutant leg-spinner Mavuta claimed four/21 and off-spinner Raza took Three/41 as hosts Bangladesh have been left chasing 321 runs at the fourth day within the northeastern town of Sylhet. Wellington Masakadza, some other debutant, additionally shone with two wickets as Zimbabwe made fast paintings of Bangladesh’s decrease order, brushing aside the hosts for 169. Left-arm spinner Maskadza took the overall wicket of the innings, sending Ariful Haque for 38 as Zimbabwe notched their first Check win since beating Pakistan in Harare in 2013.
It is usually the primary time Zimbabwe has clinched an away Check victory since beating Bangladesh in Chittagong 17 years in the past in 2001.
“I’m ecstatic. I assumed the fellows went out and labored in point of fact arduous to use themselves,” Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza mentioned within the put up fit presentation rite.
Zimbabwe sensed a win as soon as Raza claimed 3 necessary wickets within the opening consultation to scale back Bangladesh’s innings to 1/2.
Kyle Jarvis and Mavuta joined the act with Raza within the morning as they chipped in with a wicket apiece to depart Bangladesh 111-Five on the spoil.
Bangladesh resumed play on 26/zero however inside half-an-hour had misplaced their first wicket, with others following briefly.
Play began 30 mins early to make up for the misplaced time after dangerous gentle introduced a untimely finish to day 3, with Bangladesh nonetheless wanting 295 runs on a dressed in pitch.
The house facet — whose highest run chase used to be 217-6 towards the West Indies in 2009 — began to throw wickets as soon as Raza reviewed a leg-before attraction towards opener Liton Das.
The umpire gave Liton now not out however a TV replay indicated the ball would have hit the stump after pitching outdoor off — finishing Liton’s innings on 23.
One down, Mominul Haque dragged a Jarvis supply onto his stumps for 9 earlier than Raza bowled Imrul Kayes for 43 to depart Bangladesh at 83-Three.
Skipper Mahmudullah promoted himself to quantity 4 however may just now not rescue his facet and perished for 16, giving a catch to replace fielder Craig Ervine at quick leg off Raza.
Raza then took a impressive catch at duvet at the stroke of lunch handy debutant Mavuta his maiden Check wicket and ship again Nazmul Hossain.
“I believe the wicket used to be excellent, however we did not practice ourselves with the bat. We weren’t disciplined sufficient to limit our strokes,” mentioned Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah.
Mavuta brushed aside Bangladesh’s ultimate achieved batsman Mushfiqur Rahim quickly after play resume earlier than Zimbabwe wrapped issues up.
The second one Check shall be held in Dhaka from November 11-15.