Dhaka - Mushfiqur Rahim hit his third Test double century as Bangladesh
declared their first innings with a lead of 295 Monday in their one-off
match against Zimbabwe.
Bangladesh ended their innings on 560 for
six in the final session before spinner Nayeem Hasan then claimed two
wickets in two balls in the first over in Dhaka.
reached nine for two at stumps on the third day, still needing 286 runs
to make Bangladesh bat again on a wearing pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla
Mushfiqur, who became the became the highest
run-scorer for Bangladesh in Tests, hit an unbeaten 203, while skipper
Mominul Haque made 132, after the hosts resumed on 240 for three.
and Mominul added 222 for the fourth wicket, while wicketkeeper-batsman
Liton Das made 53 to give the hosts their highest-ever total against
Mominul declared the innings soon after Mushfiqur reached the 200-run mark after Ainsley Ndlovu past extra cover for a boundary.
struck with the second ball of the innings, bowling Prince Masvaure for
a duck, before dismissing night-watchman Doland Tiripano.
made Zimbabwe wait until the second session of the day for their first
success, when Ndlovu took a brilliant reflex catch off his own bowling
to dismiss Mominul.
Mominul had brought up his ninth Test hundred
off 156 balls, joining team-mate Tamim Iqbal as Bangladesh's most
prolific century-makers in the five-day format.
on 79 overnight, struck 14 fours in his 234-ball innings - his first
hundred since becoming Bangladesh Test captain in November.
who resumed on 32, was one run short of his century at lunch but did
not take long after the break to bring up his hundred, cutting Ndlovu
for a boundary through cover point.
Ndlovu removed Mohammad Mithun for 17 to give Zimbabwe hope and slow the Bangladeshi scoring rate.
Mithun got a bottom edge as he tried to cut Ndlovu as wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva took his fourth catch of the innings.
fell to off-spinner Sikandar Raza trying to cut a ball that was too
close to his body as Zimbabwe wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva completed his
fifth catch in the innings.
After Liton's dismissal, it was
Mushfiqur all over as the senior Bangladesh campaigner attacked in
pursuit of his double century.
At 195 runs he also overtook Tamim
to become Bangladesh's highest run-getter. He now has 4 413 runs from
70 Tests, with Tamim scoring 4 364 from 59.
Zimbabwe skipper Craig
Ervine top-scored with 107 in the visitors' first innings of 265, while
Bangladesh paceman Abu Jayed and Nayeem claimed four wickets each.