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Zimbabwe thrash Bangladesh for long-awaited Test win

AFP  |  Sylhet (Bangladesh) 

and shared seven wickets between them as recorded their first Test win in five years with a thumping 151-run victory over on Tuesday.

Debutant leg-spinner Mavuta claimed 4-21 and off-spinner Raza's 3-41 as hosts were left chasing 321 runs on the fourth day in the northeastern city of

Wellington Masakadza, another debutant, also shone with two wickets as made quick work of Bangladesh's lower order, dismissing the hosts for 169.

Left-arm spinner Maskadza took the final wicket of the innings, sending Ariful Haque for 38 as notched their first Test win since beating in in 2013.

It is also the first time Zimbabwe has clinched an away Test victory since beating in 17 years ago in 2001.

"I am ecstatic. I thought the guys went out and worked really hard to apply themselves," Zimbabwe said in the post match presentation ceremony.

Zimbabwe sensed a win once Raza claimed three vital wickets in the opening session to reduce Bangladesh's innings to half.

and Mavuta joined the act with Raza in the morning as they chipped in with a wicket apiece to leave Bangladesh 111-5 at the break.

Bangladesh 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 the lost time after bad light brought a premature end to day three, with Bangladesh still needing 295 runs on a wearing pitch.

The home side -- whose best run chase was 217-6 against the in 2009 -- started to throw wickets 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 Bangladesh at 83-3.

Mahmudullah 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.

"I think the wicket was good, but we didn't apply ourselves with the bat. We were not disciplined enough to restrict our strokes," said Bangladesh Mahmudullah. Mavuta dismissed Bangladesh's last accomplished batsman soon after play resume before Zimbabwe wrapped things up.

The second Test will be held in from November 11-15.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 15:55 IST
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