Zimbabwe finally lost all their wickets after extending their lead to 320 runs against Bangladesh in the third day of Sylhet test.
Bangladesh bowler Taijul Islam picked 11 wickets in this match to make the test memorable.
Meanwhile Bangladesh have successfully ended the third day as the opening duo will resume their play on the fourth day.
The opening stand collected 26 runs in chasing the 321-runs target.
Hamilton Masakadza and Sean Williams were unbeaten on 39 and 16 respectively, having already added 44 runs for the unbroken third-wicket stand.
The pair came together at the fall of Brendan Taylor’s wicket, when he was very well caught by Imrul Kayes running back from mid-on. Taylor struck four boundaries in his 25-ball 24 that added some energy into the Zimbabwe innings after it was meandering along at less than two runs per over in the first hour.
Brian Chari, dropped on 1 by Nazmul Islam at point, fell for four runs later as Mehidy Hasan bowled him with a delivery that held its line. Taylor followed it up with slog-swept fours and couple that were driven straight.
Williams, who made 88 in the first innings, started the second dig by hitting Mehidy through midwicket for four, before Masakadza added three more fours until the lunch break.
Earlier, tigers have taken two early wicket as they work to cut the second Zimbabwean innings short.
A beautiful delivery from Mehidy Hasan Miraz slipped past the edge of Brian Chari’s bat on its way to the stumps in the 13th over, giving Bangladesh their first wicket of the innings.
Later, Imrul Kayes secured a difficult catch in the outfield to dismiss Brendan Taylor off a delivery from Taijul Islam.
Bangladesh were bowled out for 143 in their first innings, after Tendai Chatara ripped through the top-order with a three-wicket burst, and Sikandar Raza followed it up with three wickets of his own, giving Zimbabwe a crucial 139-run lead in Sylhet.
Zimbabwe could only add one more run in reply before the umpires ruled that the light was too bad, bringing an end to a day dominated by the visitors.
It was Bangladesh’s seventh successive sub-200 total in Tests this year. Chatara initiated the collapse by removing Imrul Kayes, the player of ODI series, who tentatively poked at a short ball away from his body and inside-edged onto the stumps.
Kyle Jarvis then got into the act, getting Liton Das to drive him for four through the off-side before sucking him into another drive. However, the second one ended up being a sharp outswinging delivery that took the outside edge.
Chatara then had Nazmul Hossain Shanto also playing away from his body. One ball later, Mahmudullah fell, inside-edging Chatara as the home side sunk to 19 for 4. All four wickets had resulted from bad shots.
Mushfiqur and Mominul Haque added the first of four small partnerships that took Bangladesh beyond the follow-on mark, and into three figures. Mominul edged Raza to Masakadza at slip to end their 30-run stand, before Jarvis had Mushfiqur caught behind after the tea interval. Having cracked him for a four through point off the first ball of the third session, Mushfiqur poked at the next ball, another delivery that subtly left him.
Mehidy Hasan then perhaps had the softest of dismissals, top edging a leg-side bound delivery from part-timer Sean Williams. Raza took his second and third wickets by removing Taijul Islam and Nazmul Islam, before Abu Jayed’s run-out put an end to Bangladesh’s misery.
The morning session belonged to Taijul who completed a six-wicket haul. He broke through the visitors’ resistance in the 12th over of the morning, though Shanto’s catch played a bigger part in the dismissal. As Chakabva clipped Taijul, Shanto was looking for cover but the ball settled straight into his palms. Taijul also removed Wellington Masakadza, before picking up Jarvis and Chatara off consecutive balls.
Any high the hosts may have got from the rapid end to the Zimbabwe innings, however, was quickly snuffed out.