Riding on Shakib-al-Hasan‘s all-round show, Bangladesh defeated Zimbabwe today by 162 runs in the second Test at Khulna to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.   

After winning the toss, Bangladesh put 433 on the board thanks to the centuries of Shakib-al-Hasan and Tamim Iqbal. In response, Zimbabwe scored 368 with Hamilton Mazakadza scoring his fourth test century and wicket-keeper Regis Chakabva his first test century. Shakib-al-Hasan took 5 wickets. Leading by 65 runs, Bangladesh didn’t let the momentum slip as they scored 248/9 in the second innings, setting a target of 314 for Zimbabwe on the final day. But Zimbabwe batsmen weren’t able to live to the task as they surrendered in front of Shakib’s another five-wicket haul to lose the match by 162 runs. Hamilton Mazakadza, who scored century in the first innings, was the only Zimbabwe batsmen to show some resistance in the second innings by scoring 61. 

Man of the Match Shakib-al-Hasan became the third player in test history to score a century and take 10 wickets in a match. 

Brief Scores

Bangladesh 433 (Shakib 137, Tamim 109) and 248 for 9 dec (Mahmudullah 71, Shuvagata 50, Waller 4-59, M’shangwe 4-82) beat Zimbabwe 368 (Masakadza 158, Chakabva 101, Shakib 5-80) and 151 (Masakadza 61, Shakib 5-44)

 

With the third Test scheduled to start on November 12th, Zimbabwe will have to prepare quite well if they are to stop Bangladesh from securing a whitewash. Brendon Taylor will have to lead from the front and play aggressively against the Bangladesh’s spinners to set an example for his batsmen for the ODI series that will be followed after the third Test.