It has turned out as a brilliant outing for Zimbabwe in Bangladesh. They knocked down the hosts pretty convincingly to take an unassailable lead of 1-0 in the two-match Test series. The heroic knock from Sean Williams followed by the collective bowling effort made things easy for the visitors.
Initially, it was Zimbabwe, who won the toss and asked the home side to roll their arms. It wasn’t a fruitful decision, as they lost Brian Chari and Brendon Taylor in the quick succession to see scorecard read 47/2.
Sean Williams delivered the goods:
However, skipper Maskadza and Sean Williams looked solid in the middle to hand Zimbabwe a decent total on the board. Just when things looked bleak for Bangladesh, Abu Jayed knocked out Masakadza to bring back the hosts in the game.
Sikandar Raza also went back for 19 to his name. However, then came the resilient partnership from Sean Williams and Peter Moor, who played their skin out to push the total past 250 on the board.
They all looked set to score a massive tally on the board, but the tailenders haven’t stood in the middle, which saw them concluding their innings on 282. In reply, Bangladesh never looked settled in the crease.
In total, seven of their batsmen have been knocked out for a single digit to their name to see themselves register 141 on the board. If not Anamul’s 41 and Rahim’s 31, Bangladesh would have been bundled out for a pretty low score.
Taking a big lead, Zimbabwe added 182 runs to it and set the target of 332 runs on the board for the hosts. During the chase, Bangladesh had been knocked out for a mere 169 on the board.
Here are the best tweets:
This is going to be a splendid result for Zimbabwe whose cricketers are to be greatly admired for giving off their best amidst so many issues around them. Beating Bangladesh in away conditions is not easy at all.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) November 6, 2018
🙌 ZIMBABWE WIN 🙌
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2018
That is an amazing win for Zimbabwe! Great stuff.
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) November 6, 2018
Zimbabwe's win against Bangladesh is their first away win in 17 years, their fifth win in 48 Tests home or away & only the 19th win in 99 Tests by a non-Asian team in Asia since the start of 2010. That's a good result for any team, let alone Zimbabwe. #BANvZIM
— Freddie Wilde (@fwildecricket) November 6, 2018
A massive result for Zimbabwe. A test match victory against Bangladesh in Bangladesh, not an easy thing to do. Australia and England have lost here recently. Feel happy for the Zimbabwe boys #BANvZIM
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 6, 2018
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) November 6, 2018
What a result for Zimbabwe….in the age of home dominance, a Test win away from home should be celebrated with a lot of fanfare. More so given Zim’s last few years at top flight cricket. Well done 👍 #BanvZim
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 6, 2018
1st Test, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh at Sylhet, Nov 3-6 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo – via ESPNCricinfo app
— $@@D (@CricBellz) November 6, 2018
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 6, 2018
— Kudzi ndini (@kelvinkudzanai1) November 6, 2018
Bangladesh should try and play at more venues other than only Mirpur. They show no promise outside Sher E Bangla, where the next match is gonna happen. It was really laughable that the same team who beat Aus at… https://t.co/xlwvldC4To
— Abhijeet ♞ (@TheYorkerBall) November 6, 2018
— RAJ KUMAR (@kesariya1809) November 6, 2018
— jadav kakoti (@kakoti2011jadav) November 6, 2018
— Jayanthi Jayavanth (@JayanthiJayava1) November 6, 2018
— Arun Ravintharan (@theWolfArun) November 6, 2018
— Rahul Puri (@rahulpuri) November 6, 2018
At least something is going well for Zimbabwe. The Chevrons won by 151 runs to beat Bangladesh our first Test match victory in 5 years. Congratulations team #Chevrons
— jiGGy_jiGGa (@umfana_kagogo) November 6, 2018