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Live Cricket Score – Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2nd Test 2018

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Injury blow

Oh, bad news for Zimbabwe. Very bad news. Tendai Chatara, one of Zimbabwe’s pacers, yelled in pain during the course of his run up and had to be taken off the field via a stretcher. He seemed to have pulled a muscle around his left thigh. Pain and agony for the pacer. He was in the middle of a good spell too.

He was subsequently ruled out of the rest of the Test.

Lucky escape

Both Jarvis and Chatara, at the start of Day 2, again extracted variable bounce to trouble Rahim and Mahmudullah. Chatara then hit one of the cracks to extract plenty of life out of the surface. It jagged back appreciably to take the inside edge of Rahim.

Regis Chakabva went for the catch with a dive but despite stretching his right-hand, he couldn’t pouch it. In fact, it was going straight into the hands of Masakaadza at first slip but the ‘keeper instinctively went for the catch. Curiously, the on field umpire ruled it as leg-byes. The UltraEdge, on replays, though, clearly suggested that Rahim had eked out a nick. Lucky escape for Rahim.

Build Up:

Twenty six for three. Bangladesh in deep trouble. Enter Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim. The duo scripted a stunning turnaround with a superbly paced partnership of 266 for the fourth wicket to put the home side on top at stumps on Day 1 of the Dhaka Test versus Zimbabwe. The hosts were 303 for 5 at close of play.

The pair had to wade through the initial threat of Kyle Jarvis. The track was offering movement via a hint of grass and there was variable bounce, too. Mominul also took a blow on the helmet.

However, once Rahim and Mominul paddled through the first session, runs started to flow easily. The pitch eased out and Zimbabwe’s spinners were guilty of bowling short. Both batsmen completed their respective hundreds. Rahim celebrated his century with a fist pump.

At the fag end of the day, Mominul fell to Chatara, while Jarvis removed Taijul, the nightwatchman. But by then, Rahim and Mominul had taken the Asian nation to safer waters. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe would rue the fact that Mominul was dropped a couple of times.

Can Rahim and co. build on the the good work of Day 1 and pilot Bangladesh to a score in excess of 400? Zimbabwe, on the other hand, will be looking to make early incisions and peg the hosts back.

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