Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe to end long losing streak in Tests

Last Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 20:27

Harare: Bangladesh ended their long losing streak in Test cricket here on Monday with a 143 run victory over Zimbabwe on Monday.

Robiul Islam won man of the series said the victory was dedicated "for the people" in Savar after Bangladesh came back from a heavy defeat in the first match to level the short series with a first victory in four years.

Bangladesh`s last win came in a 2-0 whitewash over the West Indies in 2009

"A Test win is a big achievement for us," Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim said. "All the pressure was on us after losing the first Test."

Robiul, using skipper Rahim as a translator, then said the long-awaited win was for the victims of the building tragedy, where more than 380 people died.

Ziaur Rahman took 4-63 on debut and spinner Shakib Al Hasan 3-52 for the tourists as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 257 in their second innings on the final day of the second Test.

Bangladesh`s long-awaited success was built on their first-innings 391 after being put in to bat by Zimbabwe.


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First Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 20:27

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