The game ended on the first day of the first Test of the two-match Test series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Zimbabwe has strengthened its hold due to the excellent half-century shifts of Sean Williams (88) and Hamilton Masakadza (52). Zimbabwe has scored 236 runs at the loss of five wickets till the end of the first day's play. At the moment, Peter Moore is at 37 and Regis Chakabva is on the crease for 20 runs.
Guests Zimbabwe's team decided to bat first before winning the toss. Opener Hamilton Masakadza and Brian Chari added 35 runs for the first wicket. Taijul Islam gave Chari an initial blow to Zimbabwe by bowl on a private run of 13 runs.
After this, experienced Brendon Taylor too returned to the pavilion soon. Taylor gave the second blow to Zimbabwe by staging Taijul Islam at the hands of Najmul. Masakadza and Sean Williams tried to strengthen Zimbabwe's team after losing two wickets on 47 runs, but Masakadza also returned to the pavilion by 52 runs.
Hamilton Masakadza was bowled by Abu Zayed LBW. Masakadza scored 4 fours and two sixes in 105 balls in his half-century. Sikandar Raja gave Zimbabwe the fourth blow by Najmul to bowl Sikander finished with 19 runs. Sikander and Sean Williams shared a 44-run fourth-wicket partnership.
After the dismissal of Reza, Williams took on the responsibility of leading the innings with Peter Moore. Both batsmen added 72 runs for the fifth wicket. Mahmudullah smashed his second over with 88 runs in the hands of Mehdi Hassan. Williams scored 9 fours in 173 balls. Taizul Islam took two wickets and was Bangladesh's most successful bowler, while Abu Zayed, Najmul and Mahmudullah jointly 1-1.
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Hamilton Masakadza(c), Brian Chari, Brendan Taylor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Regis Chakabva(w), Brandon Mavuta, Wellington Masakadza, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mahmudullah(c), Ariful Haque, Mehidy Hasan, Taijul Islam, Nazmul Islam, Abu Jayed