2nd Test, Day 1: Senior batsmen lead Bangladesh recovery vs Zimbabwe

While Shakib at times rode his luck on his way to 81, Mushfiqur calmed things down to frustrate the Zimbabwe bowlers for the first time in the series.

updated: April 26, 2013 08:10 IST
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Harare: A 123-run stand between Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim allowed Bangladesh to put up a healthy score on day one of the second Test against Zimbabwe despite giving five wickets away cheaply.

Bangladesh closed the day on 300 for six after being asked to bat, but while the score at stumps was more than they managed in two innings of the first Test, in truth only Mushfiqur could claim to have fallen to quality bowling.

The Bangladeshi captain was trapped lbw for 60 in Kyle Jarvis' first over with the second new ball as the seamer found some movement into the right-hander, but as was the case in Zimbabwe's 335-run victory last week, Bangladesh's top five were all complicit in their own downfall.

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