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As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 2


Cricketnext Staff,Cricketnext
Apr 26, 2013 at 09:27pm IST

Live updates from Day 2 of the second Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.

Zimbabwe 1st innings:

End of over 62, Zimbabwe 158 for 4 (stumps): Elton Chigumbura has turned it around for Zimbabwe quite a bit scoring 45* off 49 balls. His partnership with Malcolm Waller (30) has gone up to 61. However, the hosts are still trailing Bangladesh by 233 runs. That's it for today. See you tomorrow.

As it happened: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test, Day 2

Elton Chigumbura scored an unbeaten 45 off 49 balls as Zimbabwe, in reply to Bangladesh's 391, closed the day on 158 for 4.

End of over 57, Zimbabwe 140 for 4: This partnership between Malcolm Waller and Elton Chigumbura is coming good for the Zimbabweans. Both have added 43 runs in the last ten overs with Chigumbura doing the bulk of the scoring with 32 runs. Malcolm is as cautious as ever scoring 25 off 98 balls. The hosts now need 52 to avoid the follow-on.

End of over 47, Zimbabwe 97 for 4: Another player departs. Big blow for Zimbabwe this time as Brendan Taylor perishes. Well tossed up delivery on the stumps by Sohag, Taylor couldn't resist and goes for a lofted shot, didn't time it as he would have liked and gave a simple catch to Shakib at midwicket.

Brendan Taylor c Shakib Al Hasan b Sohag 36(104)

End of over 36, Zimbabwe 65 for 3: Malcolm Waller (3 off 32 balls) and Brendon Taylor (16 off 72 balls) are in their lowest gear as far as runs are concerned. Just 18 run have come off last 11 overs. But you can't blame them, can you? The target of 192 to avoid the follow-on is their first target and that explains why they are cautious.

End of over 25, Zimbabwe 47 for 3 (tea): The Zimbabwe batsmen continue to have a hard time. Hamilton Masakadza is the latest casualty, loses his stumps to Shakib Al Hasan for 14. Remember, they need 192 runs to avoid the follow-on. Brendon Taylor (6) and Malcolm Waller (4) are the crease.

End of over 13, Zimbabwe 26 for 2: Zimbabwe are struggling here. They have lose two wickets in three overs. Robiul Islam of Bangladesh have picked up both scalps. First one to go was Chakabva and Sibanda followed him soon.

Chakabva c Rahim b Robiul Islam 12

Sibanda c Rahim b Robiul Islam 10

End of over 1, Zimbabwe 1 for 0: Lunch! Zimbabwe were one for no loss at lunch with Vusi Sibanda (1*) and Regis Chakabva (0) at the crease on day two at Harare. The hosts are still tring by 390 runs.

Bangladesh 1st innings: 391 all out

End of over 113, Bangladesh 391 all out: Riding on a superb performance by bowlers, Zimbabwe skittled Bangladesh for 391 runs on day two at Harare. Resuming with their overnight score of 300 for 6, Bangladesh could add just 91 runs on the second day with Nasir Hossair played a magnificent 77 off 103 balls. Robibul Islam played a quick-fire 24 off just 18 and added 24 runs for the last wicket. Islam smashed two boundaries and two sixes in his knock.

Sajidul Islam c Mutumbami b Chigumbura 0 (13b)

End of over 109, Bangladesh 373 for 9: Graeme Cremer struck twice to get Zimbabwe back into the game. Cremer dismissed Sohag Gazi (21) and the well-settled Nasir Hossain (77) in his successive overs. Hossain, who played a brilliant innings after Bangladesh lost their two batsmen early on Day 2, smashed 11 boundaries in his knock.

Nasir Hossain b Cremer 77 (103b)

Sohag Gazi c Chigumbura b Cremer 21 (42b)

End of over 102, Bangladesh 344 for 7: FIFTY! Nasir Hossain slammed a magnificent half-century off 66 balls. Hossain played Jarvis towards point for a single to bring up his career's fifth Test fifty. The Bangladesh batsman has struck 10 boundaries in his innings so far.

End of over 92, Bangladesh 313 for 7: Wicket! Pacer Keegan Meth struck early on Day 2 to provide Zimbabwe an early breakthrough as he dismissed Ziaur Rahman for 14 runs. Rahman stitched 33 runs for the seventh wicket with Nasir Hossain. Bangladesh were 300 for 3 on Day 1.

Ziaur Rahman lbw b Meth 14(38)

Day 1 round-up

Rahim and Shakib shared a hundred-run stand between them before both were out in quick succession as Bangladesh ended Day 1 at 300 for 6.

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