Bangladesh v Zimbabwe 2nd Test Preview


The second test match between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe gets underway in Dhaka on Sunday and after springing a major surprise in the first match Zimbabwe need to avoid defeat to close out a series win.

Bangladesh completed a 3-0 clean sweep of Zimbabwe in the ODI series at the start of this tour but Zim, who were trading at around 10/1 pre-match, won the first test by 151 runs.

This was how the teams lined up in the first test.

Bangladesh: Mahmudullah (c), Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mominul Haque, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Nazmul Islam

Zimbabwe: Hamilton Masakadza (C), Brian Chari, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Regis Chakabva, Kyle Jarvis, Brandon Mavuta, Wellington Masakadza, Tendai Chatara

Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first in the opening test. They posted 282 in their first innings with Sean Williams 88 and Moor’s unbeaten 63 the highlights and Taijul Islam took 6 wickets.

Bangladesh were all at sea in the reply and they limped to 143 all out with Raza and Chatar both taking 3 wickets. It was advantage Zimbabwe at that stage and they added 181 to their healthy lead in their second knock where Islam took another 5 wickets.

The home side were then bowled out for 169 in their second innings and Zimbabwe celebrated their first test match victory since they beat Pakistan in Harare back in September 2013.

Head to Head

Overall 15 test match head to heads have produced 5 wins for Bangladesh, 7 for Zimbabwe and 3 draws and on home soil Bangladesh have 4 won, lost 2 and drawn 2.

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Match Result

Bangladesh 4/10

Draw 11/2

Zimbabwe 4/1

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Bets: Top Away Bat – 1st Inns, Sean Williams 4/1

Williams was excellent in the first innings of the first test and could hold the key for Zimbabwe in their bid to claim a series win.