Brendon Mavuta and Sikandar Raza sink Bangladesh batting line up in the first Test in the second innings at the Sylhet international cricket stadium on Tuesday. Brendon Mavuta grabbed four wickets on debut as Zimbabwe completed their first Test victory in five years as they beat Bangladesh by 151 runs. Zimbabwe now lead the series 1-0.
The pair took seven wickets among themselves to bowl Bangladesh out for 169 in their second innings and secure a 151-run win on day four of the Test match.
Leg-spinner Mavuta finished with figures of 4-21 as Zimbabwe bowled the hosts out for 169 in the second session of the fourth day as the home team fell short well of their 321-run target. The Tigers opener Imrul and Liton came into the day in confident mood on 26 without lose wicket, still requiring another 295 to win. Off-spinner Sikandar Raza was on fire in the morning session.
The opening partnership went to 56 when Raza trapped Liton Das (23) lbw. Raza struck two further blows to remove Imrul Kayes (43) and home captain Mahmudullah (16) as Bangladesh slumped to 102/4.
A victory for the hosts looked near impossible when, on the stroke of the lunch interval, Mavuta had Nazmul Hossain Shanto (11) caught by Raza as the Tigers went to the interval on 111/5. It all ended pretty quickly after the break as Mavuta took a further three wickets while fellow debutant Wellington Masakadza also claimed his first Test wickets to finish with figures of 2/33.
Second Test of the sereis will start from November 11 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS).

Sports Reporter