Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2nd Test Day 3: Masakadza and Chakabva keep Zimbabwe afloat

Masakadza is ecstatic after scoring his fourth Test century

Masakadza celebrates after scoring his fourth Test century

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Zimbabwe batsman Hamilton Masakadza hit an unbeaten 154 and wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva scored 75 not out to keep their side afloat against Bangladesh on the third day of the second Test in Khulna.

Starting out the day on 53/1, debutant Brian Chari and Masakadza converted their 36-run partnership into a 67-run partnership before Chari was caught by Tamim Iqbal at mid-off off the bowling of Taijul Islam for 25.

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor and Masakadza kept the runs flowing with a 67-run partnership, during which Masakadza brought up his half-century, before Taylor was caught by Mominul Haque at short leg off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan for 37.

Craig Ervine only made 17 runs before he was caught behind off the bowling of Al Hasan.

Elton Chigumbura scored one run before he was before he was caught by Haque at short leg off the bowling of Al Hasan.

Masakadza and Chakabva stabilised the innings with an unbeaten 142-run partnership, during which Masakadza brought up his fourth Test century and Chakabva his half-century, before stumps was called.

Masakadza finished on 154 off 316 balls, which included 17 boundaries and two sixes, while Chakabva remained undefeated on 75 off 149 deliveries, which included 10 boundaries.

Chakabva hit 10 boundaries during his career-best knock of 75

Chakabva hit 10 boundaries during his career-best knock of 75

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Al Hasan was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Islam snapped up two.

Zimbabwe ended day three on 331/5 and will continue batting tomorrow at 09:30 local time or 03:30 GMT.

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