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1st Test: Bangladesh take slim first innings lead against Zimbabwe on Day 2

Panyangara's maiden five-for helped Zimbabwe dismiss Bangladesh for 254 after which visitors made 5 for 0 at stumps and trail by 9 runs.

Associated Press |October 26, 2014, 4:39 PM IST
1st Test: Bangladesh take slim first innings lead against Zimbabwe on Day 2

Dhaka: Tintashe Panyangara delivered his career best 5 for 59 to help Zimbabwe keep the match evenly poised against Bangladesh at stumps on the second day of the first Test on Sunday.

Using short balls to unsettle batsmen, Panyangara's maiden five-for helped dismiss Bangladesh for 254 after which Zimbabwe made 5 for 0 to trail by 9 runs. Vusi Sibanda was batting on 5 with Regis Chakabva on 0 before the bails were drawn.

Bangladesh took a 14-run lead in the first innings in response to Zimbabwe's 240. Captain Mushfiqur Rahim was the tops-corer for the home side with 64 while Mahmudullah made 63. Mominul Haque with 53 was the other notable contributor.

The run-outs of Haque and Shakib Al Hasan (5) in the space of 25 balls either side of lunch dented Bangladesh's progress. Haque, instead of dragging the bat into the crease, kept it in the air as Sikandar Raza broke the stumps with a direct hit from covers. Shakib was stranded and run out after a miscommunication with Mahmdullah.

Mahmudullah and Rahim stitched a solid fifth-wicket partnership of 64 before Sikandar Raza had the former trapped leg before wicket. The umpire's decision was not out but Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor went for a review that showed the ball would have hit his leg stump.

This was the first successful review in the match after Bangladesh decided to employ DRS for the first time in a home series.

After the new ball was taken, Panyangara took out Rahim with a short ball to dash Bangladesh's hopes of a big lead. Tafadzwa Kamungozi and Sikandar Raza claimed one wicket apiece.

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