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Ban vs Zim: Zimbabwe 182-5 at lunch, day 5 vs Bangladesh

India TV News Desk 16 Nov 2014, 13:14:38 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Bangladesh edged closer to its first 3-0 series sweep as it reduced Zimbabwe to 182-5 at lunch on the fifth day of the third test Sunday.

Zimbabwe still needs 267 runs with five wickets remaining after Bangladesh set a target of 449.

Regis Chakabva was batting on 37 with Craig Ervine on 1 at the break.

Sikandar Raza top scored with 65 while Hamilton Masakadza made 38. Captain Brendan Taylor scored 24.

Part time off-spinner Shuvagata Hom put Bangladesh on top after Zimbabwe resumed the day at 71-1.

Hom made the breakthrough early in the morning session dismissing Hamilton Masakadza with a slower delivery and then followed it with the crucial wicket of Raza from a full toss.

Raza, after playing confidently throughout his innings, offered a simple catch to Taijul Islamn at mid-wicket after hitting nine fours and two sixes in his 75 balls knock. He also got 85 in the first innings.

Leg-spinner Jubair Hossain then removed skipper Taylor and Elton Chigumbura (5) in quick succession to leave Bangladesh just five wickets away to sweep the series.

Jubair Hossain (2-31) and part Shuvagata Hom (2-43) claimed two wickets apiece.