Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in 2nd Test, end series 1-1

Hamilton Masakadza was 111 not out after battering four sixes for Zimbabwe's only meaningful resistance in the second innings, but Bangladesh still closed out the big win to end a run of nine straight series losses.

updated: April 29, 2013 18:36 IST
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Harare: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 143 runs on Monday, ending their long losing streak in Test cricket after rebounding from a heavy defeat in the first match to level the short series with a first victory in four years.

Bangladesh's last win came in a 2-0 whitewash over the West Indies in 2009, and the country had only won three tests in more than a decade of playing the five-day format before the win at Harare Sports Club. The other success was also against Zimbabwe in 2005.

On Monday, Ziaur Rahman took 4-63 on debut and spinner Shakib Al Hasan 3-52 for the tourists as Zimbabwe was bowled out for 257 in its second innings on the final day of the second Test - well short of the target of 401 it had been set by the dominant Bangladeshis.

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