Akash Das Sports Correspondent:
The visiting Bangladesh won the series by defeating the host Zimbabwe by a huge margin of 220 runs in the Harare Test.
With the huge target of 48 runs given by Bangladesh, the host Zimbabwe could not make a good start by batting in the fifth and final day. Spinner Mehedi Hasan quickly returned yesterday’s unbeaten batsman Meyers. Before being caught by Sadman Islam, he added 26 runs next to his name. Maruma, who came on the field after Meyers’ departure, called back in the second innings after the first innings. On the other hand, the young Kaira could not open the run record on this day. However, Tripiano, another unbeaten batsman of yesterday, returned to Chile with a great rhythm and picked up the second half century of his Test career. 52 runs from 144 balls in 6 fours came from the bat of this night watchman. On the other hand, Engaraba played an unbeaten innings of 30 runs with the bat but only reduced the gap. The hosts lost all their wickets and scored 256 runs. For Bangladesh, Taskin Ahmed and Mehedi Hasan took 4 wickets each while Shakib Al Hasan and Ebadat Hossain took 1 wicket each.
Earlier, after losing all their wickets in their first innings and collecting 47 runs, they started batting in the first innings against Bangladesh and stopped at 27 runs.
Bangladesh: 48/10 (1st innings)
Mahmudullah 150 * Liton 95
Mujrabami 4/94 Tripiano 2/56
2nd Innings 264/1 (Declared)
Nazmul Hossain 116 * Sadman 115 *
Zimbabwe 26/10 (1st Innings)
Kaitago 87 Taylor 71
Mehedi Hasan 57/62 Shakib 4/62
2nd innings 256/10
Taylor 92 Tripiano 52
Mehdi Hasan 4/6 Taskin 4/62
Result: Bangladesh won by 220 runs
Best match: Mahmudullah