Chittagong, Bangladesh (BBN)- A maiden five-wicket haul in Test by Jubair Hossain saw Tigers maintained their domination taking 152-run lead over Zimbabwe after the third day’s play of third and final Test of Bashundhara Cement three-match Test series held on Friday at the Zahur Ahmed Chodhury Stadium in the port city.
Thanks to Jubair for his impressive bowling spells that not only gave Bangladesh a healthy 129-run first innings lead but the host also dreaming to fulfill their target of making the series 3-0.
A big support also came from his fellow pacer Shafiul Islam who played an important role of getting Bangladesh’s deserving lead over Zimbabwe, according to reports.
Back with 129 runs first innings lead, Bangladesh started their second innings in the afternoon with a positive note and scored 23 for no loss in 9 overs at stumps.
The two openers Imrul Kayes and local boy Tamim Iqbal were on the crease with 11 and 8 runs as the bails were drawn for the day.
Zimbabwe added 261 runs on the third day after ending day two at 113 for 1.
The host side bowlers threatened early inroad on Zimbabwe innings on the third day picking up wickets in regular interval.
Pacer Shafiul Islam removed danger man Hamilton Masakadza, who had scored a century in the second Test, trapping him leg before at 81 just after an hour of play.
Then Jubair Hosssain sent back skipper Brendon Taylor and another overnight batsman Sikander Raza at the same over, leaving Zimbabwe in deep trouble. Taylor (1) gave an easy catch to Taijur while Raza (82) was caught by Mahmudullha. Raza smashed 10 boundaries during his 11-ball stay on the crease.
Earlier, Masakadza and Raza had built a 169-run partnership. They were looking at ease on the crease after commencing day three today at 113/1 this morning.
Zimbabwe’s last hope was Elton Chigumbura, who top scored making 88 runs, was denied from his maiden Test ton by Jubair Hossain as he gave an easy catch to Imrul Kayes. Chigumbura smashed six boundaries and two over boundaries during his 130-ball stay on the crease.
Apart from Jubair Hossain’s five wickets for 96 runs, pacer Shafiul Islam picked up two wickets giving away 50 runs.
BBN/SSR/AD-14Nov14-11:05 pm (BST)