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Zimbabwe debutant Brandon Mavuta took a four-wicket haul to lead his side to a historic 151-run win over Bangladesh on the fourth day of the first Test in Sylhet.
Zimbabwe’s victory was only their third overseas Test win, and their first on foreign soil since November 2001.
Starting off the day on 26/0, Bangladesh added 30 runs to their overnight score before opener Liton Das was trapped lbw off the bowling of Sikandar Raza for 23.
Mominul Haque only made nine runs before he was clean bowled by Kyle Jarvis.
Imrul Kayes, who opened the batting with Liton, managed to score 43 before he was cleaned up by Raza.
Bangladesh began to collapse after Kayes’ dismissal as Mavuta tore through the host’s middle order, taking out Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
Wellington Masakadza then removed Taijul Islam for a duck before debutant Nazmul Islam became Mavuta’s fourth victim.
Bangladesh ended up being bowled out for 169 when debutant Ariful Haque was caught behind off the bowling of Masakadza for 38.
Mavuta was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Raza took three, Masakadza snapped up two and Jarvis claimed one.
Zimbabwe all-rounder Sean Williams was named Man of the Match for scoring 88 in the first innings and taking one wicket.