2nd Test: Bangladesh close in on victory against Zimbabwe

Updated: 28 April 2013 21:53 IST

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim's 93 and half-centuries by Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain led Bangladesh to 291-9 declared in their second innings earlier in the day, a lead of exactly 400.

2nd Test: Bangladesh close in on victory against Zimbabwe

Harare:

Bangladesh were set for a final-day victory in the second Test after setting Zimbabwe 401 to win and reducing the host to 138-4 by stumps on the fourth day on Sunday.

Although the Zimbabwe batsmen were given slight relief when umpires took the players off early for bad light at Harare Sports Club, Bangladesh were still well-placed to level the two-Test series involving cricket's lowest-ranked teams.

Captain Mushfiqur Rahim's 93 and half-centuries by Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain led Bangladesh to 291-9 declared in their second innings earlier in the day, a lead of exactly 400.

Hamilton Masakadza was 46 not out at the early close, but Zimbabwe had sent in nightwatchman Shingirai Masakadza and needs to bat all of Monday to win the series.

Topics : Cricket India Australia Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan Zimbabwe
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