Akash Das Sports Correspondent:
Visiting Bangladesh is getting the scent of Test victory in Harare. At the end of the fourth day of the match, Bangladesh is still ahead of the hosts by 337 runs.
In the fourth day of the Test in Harare today, the host Zimbabwe stumbled at the beginning after batting for the huge target of 477runs given by Bangladesh. Milton Shumba returned after falling victim to Taskin Ahmed with 11 individual and 15 team runs. Another opener, Kaitano, put on a 95-run partnership with skipper Brendon Taylor, who has been playing in a T20 mood for three overs. However, only 2 runs came from the bat of Kaitano in that pair. Taylor returned with a return catch off Mehdi Hasan Miraj for 92 runs. After that, Kaitano could not settle for wickets and scored only 7 runs in 102 ball innings. Meyers, wo went down to bat at four at the end of the day, and Knightwatchman Tripiano, who went down to bat at the end of the day, are unbeaten on six. Shakib Al Hasan, Mehedi Hasan and Taskin Ahmed took one wicket each for Bangladesh.
Earlier, two young openers Saif Hasan and Sadman Islam gave a great start to Bangladesh, which came down to bat with 45 runs. When Saif returned with a career-best 43 runs off the palms of Meyers off Engarabar, Bangladesh’s opening partnership of 6 runs was broken. After that, young opener Sadman Islam made an unbroken partnership of 198 runs with Nazmul Hossain who was playing in ODI mood. Tiger captain Mominul Haque declared his second innings at 284 for one. Opener Sadman Islam was unbeaten on 115 off 196 balls with nine fours and Nazmul Hossain Shant was unbeaten on 117 off 118 balls with five huge sixes and five fours.
Bangladesh: 468/10 (1st innings)
Mahmudullah 150 * Liton 95
Mujrabami 4/94 Tripiano 2/58
2nd Innings 284/1 (Declared)
Nazmul Hossain 117 * Sadman 115 *
Zimbabwe 276/10 (1st Innings)
Kaitago 87 Taylor 81
Mehedi Hasan 57/82 Shakib 4/82
2nd innings 140/3
Taylor 92 Mayers 18 *
Shakib 1/23 Taskin 1/39