Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 3rd Test Day 3: Jubair’s five-for keeps Bangladesh in control

Hossain finished with a career-best 5-96 off 20 overs

Hossain finished with a career-best 5-96 off 20 overs

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Bangladesh leg-spinner Jubair Hossain picked up his maiden five-wicket haul to keep his side in control against Zimbabwe on the third day of the third Test in Chittagong.

However, Zimbabwe all-rounder Elton Chigumbura and batsman Regis Chakabva both deserve some credit as they scored half-centuries.

Starting out the day on 113/1, Zimbabwe’s batting duo of Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza converted their 104-run partnership into a 160-run partnership before Masakadza was given out lbw off the bowling of Shafiul Islam.

Masakadza and Raza’s 160-run partnership is now Zimbabwe’s highest second-wicket stand in Test history.

Masakadza’s excellent knock of 81 came off 151 balls and included nine boundaries and a six.

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor failed to have an impact with the bat as he was caught by Taijul Islam at mid-off off the bowling of Hossain for one run.

Hossain struck again just two balls later when Raza was caught by Mahmudullah at slip for 82 off 111 deliveries, which included 10 boundaries.

Craig Ervine only made 14 runs before he was clean bowled by Hossain.

Chigumbura and Chakabva steadied the innings with a 113-run partnership, during which both batsmen brought up their half-centuries, before Chakabva was given out lbw off the bowling of Shafiul Islam.

Chakabva’s brilliant knock of 65 came off 136 deliveries and included seven boundaries.

Chigumbura and Chakabva both made half-centuries during their 113-run partnership

Chigumbura and Chakabva both made half-centuries during their 113-run partnership

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Richmond Mutumbami mustered 20 runs before he was given out lbw off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan.

Mutumbami reviewed the decision immediately, but replays showed that the ball was pitching in line and going on to hit the stumps. This led to the third umpire upholding the original decision.

Shingi Masakadza failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught by Mahmudullah at short cover off the bowling of Taijul Islam for a duck.

Chigumbura ended up making a career-best 88, which came off 130 balls and included six boundaries and two sixes, before he was caught by Imrul Kayes at slip off the bowling of Hossain.

Zimbabwe were bowled out for 374, which gave Bangladesh a 129-run lead, when Natsai Mushangwe was caught by Mahmudullah at deep cover for eight runs to give Hossain his maiden five-wicket haul.

Hossain was easily the pick of the bowlers with his five wickets, while Shafiul Islam snapped up two and Al Hasan, Taijul Islam and Rubel Hossain chipped in with one wicket apiece.

With a 129-run lead in hand, Bangladesh got off to a cautious start as Kayes and Tamim Iqbal put together a 23-run partnership before stumps was called.

Kayes finished on 11 off 30 balls, which included two boundaries, while Iqbal remained undefeated on eight.

Bangladesh ended day three on 23/0 and will continue batting tomorrow at 09:30 local time or 03:30 GMT.

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