Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe Live Score 2nd Test Match, BAN vs ZIM 2013
BAN vs ZIM Live Scorecard - Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test Live Score and ball by ball commentary of Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe 2013 on April 25-29, played at Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh will contest a five-day match in Harare for the second time in a fortnight, but this time the Tigers will hope to put up more of a fight after losing the first game by 355 runs and a day to spare.
The hosts confounded expectation to completely dominate the supposedly superior side, using their home advantage to full effect and skipper Brendan Taylor leading the charge with two superb centuries.
It was Zimbabwe's first Test win since late 2011, where they beat the Tigers in Harare, while Bangladesh haven't won a Test since 2009, 14 matches ago. But they were still considered favourites, because of recent good performances against Sri Lank and the West Indies, but mainly due to simply having played more crickets.
The home side's confidence will be high, obviously, with Taylor scoring his third and fourth Test tons in the same game, and the fast bowlers doing the job with the ball. Kyle Jarvis, Keegan Meth and Shingi Masakadza all reaped rewards, bowling the Tigers out for under 200 twice.
Bangladesh hadn't planned on using premier all-rounder Shakib-al-Hasan as a bowler, given his recent recovery from a calf injury, but needs must and he sent down 16 overs without success. It showed the desperation skipper Mushfiqur Rahim suffered from, and it may be required again.
But Bangladesh really need their batsman to fire this time round. They were truly abject in the first Test, and while the deck was slow and flat, they should have used BT's knocks as examples of how to go about things.
Jahurul Islam was the top scorer for the Tigers overall, his first innings score of 43 off 113 balls the best the side could muster. The rest of the top order, aside from brief flashes from Mohammad Ashraful, were disappointing, especially after doing well in Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe: Brendan Taylor (captain & wk), Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Michael Chinouya, Graeme Cremer, Kyle Jarvis, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingi Masakadza, Keegan Meth, Natsai M'shangwe, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Richmond Mutumbami (wk), Ray Price, Vusi Sibanda, Sikandar Raza, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain & wk), Enamul Haque jnr, Jahurul Islam, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Ashraful, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Robiul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Sajidul Islam, Shafiul Islam, Shahadat Hossain, Shahriar Nafees, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal, Ziaur Rahman
April 25-29, 2013
Start time 1000 local (0800 GMT)
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