Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh in first Test: Here're records broken
Zimbabwe sealed an important away Test win as they beat Bangladesh by 151 runs on the fourth day of the first Test. This was the side's first away Test victory after a period of 17 years. Needing 321 runs to win, Bangladesh folded for a paltry score of 169. Sikandar Raza's 3/41 helped Zimbabwe bag a crucial win. Here's more on the same.
November is a lucky month for Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe won their first Test match since 2013. This is a historic moment for the visitors. Overall this is also Zimbabwe's third away Test win in their history. On November 30, 1998, Zimbabwe beat Pakistan at Peshawar by 7 wickets. Then on November 19, 2001, the side thrashed Bangladesh at Chittagong. Interestingly, all of Zimbabwe's away Test wins have come in November.
Stats: Zimbabwe dominate Bangladesh yet again
Zimbabwe didn't play Tests from October 2005 to July 2011. Since their return, they have played a total of 23 Tests. Out of these 23 tests, Zimbabwe have managed to win only four matches. Interestingly, three out of these four victories have come against Bangladesh. All of their wins prior to this Test came in Zimbabwe itself.
Zimbabwe bowlers handy for immense victory
Sean Williams (88) and Peter Moor (63) defied the Bangladesh bowlers in the first innings to get a total of 282. That's what made the difference in the end. Bangladesh suffered batting failure, in both innings, after getting out for 143 and 169. Zimbabwe had managed 182 in the second innings, but that was enough. The match saw 40 wickets fall over 4 days.
Bangladesh have been below standard in Test cricket
After this Test, fans will question the ability of Bangladesh to play Tests. The Tigers have been below par in red ball cricket in the last couple of years. This was their fourth straight Test match loss in 5 matches in 2018. Bangladesh's last Test series win came in 2014-15. Since then in 11 Test series, they have lost 6 and drawn 5.
Bangladesh batting facing a crisis
If one follows the trend of Bangladesh's journey in Tests, it is their batsmen who have disappointed massively. Since their drawn Test against Sri Lanka earlier this year, across four Tests and 8 innings they haven't managed to get past 200-run mark even once.