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Raza strikes as Zimbabwe march towards long-awaited win

AFP  |  Sylhet (Bangladesh) 

Off-spinner claimed three wickets as zeroed in on their first victory in five years against in on Tuesday.

and also chipped in with a wicket apiece as reduced the hosts to 111-5 by lunch on the fourth day of the first Test.

Bangladesh, chasing a record target of 321 runs in the fourth innings, resumed play on 26-0 but within half-an-hour had lost their first wicket, with others following quickly.

Play started 30 minutes early to make up for lost time after bad light brought a premature end to day three, with still needing 295 runs on a wearing pitch.

The home side -- whose best run chase was 217-6 against the in 2009 -- started collapsing once Raza reviewed a leg-before appeal against opener Das.

The umpire gave not out but a TV replay indicated the ball would have hit the stump after pitching outside off -- ending Liton's innings on 23.

One down, Mominul Haque dragged a Jarvis delivery onto his stumps for nine before Raza bowled Imrul Kayes for 43 to leave at 83-3.

promoted himself to number four but could not rescue his side and perished for 16, giving a catch to substitute at short leg off Raza.

Raza then took a spectacular catch at cover on the of lunch to hand debutant Mavuta his maiden Test wicket and send back Nazmul Hossain.

It also put only five wickets away from their first win in five years since defeating at home in 2013.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 12:45 IST