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