Bangladesh won a lead of over 200-run batting first for the first time in their history. It also earned them the right of enforcing follow-on for the first time.
Zimbabwe batsman Brendan Taylor’s 110 off 194 balls was his first Test hundred outside home. This was also his fifth Test hundred and his fourth against the Tigers.
Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam’s 5-107 on Tuesday was his third consecutive five-wicket haul in this series against Zimbabwe. Earlier, he picked up 5-62 and 6-108 against the same opposition in the first Test in Sylhet. This is only for the third time that a Bangladeshi bowler has taken three consecutive five-wicket hauls in as many innings. Enamul Haque Jnr, Sakib al Hasan had previously achieved the feat in 2005 and 2008 respectively.
Taijul’s five-for against Zimbabwe on Tuesday was his sixth five-wicket haul in Test cricket. He is just one five-wicket haul short to equal Mohammad Rafique as the second highest five-wicket taker for the Tigers. Sakib al Hasan holds the record of claiming most five-wicket hauls for Bangladesh as he achieved the feat for a staggering 18 times.
Zimbabwe batsman Peter Moor struck 83 runs against Bangladesh on Tuesday which was his best individual score in a Test innings. His previous highest score in Test was 79 which he scored against Sri Lanka in 2016.
Zimbabwe’s 304 runs in the first innings against Bangladesh is their highest Test innings total at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium. Zimbabwe’s previous highest score at the venue was 240 runs which they scored against Bangladesh in 2014.
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