Harare: A century from Brendan Taylor helped Zimbabwe forge ahead from an overnight 92 for 4 to a solid position on the fourth day in Harare. During his hundred, his first in Tests and in his first match as captain, Taylor shared in a composed and profitable fifth-wicket partnership with Tatenda Taibu and upped the ante with Craig Ervine at the end. Zimbabwe declared at tea, earlier than expected, setting Bangladesh 375 in four sessions.
The visitor's openers made an enterprising start, racing to 50 in the ninth over to erode Zimbabwe's advantage. The home fans had a little less to worry about at stumps though, as Tamim Iqbal was bowled and a destructive, two-wicket burst from Kyle Jarvis reduced Bangladesh to 112 for 3. Jarvis removed Imrul Kayes and Shahriar Nafees after Chris Mpofu had taken out Tamim. Though the late strikes put Zimbabwe slightly ahead, what has been an evenly matched and contested game is in for a fascinating final day.