Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was gutted by the narrow defeat against Bangladesh, saying if only they'd scored 30 more runs they'd have been able to scrape a win.
Spinner Taijul Islam played a pivotal role, as Bangladesh trumped Zimbabwe by three wickets on the third day of the first Test match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Monday.
Fast bowler Tinashe Panyangara cherished a key five-wicket haul, as Zimbabwe reduced Pakistan reduced Bangladesh to 254 all out - and moved to a promising five without loss - on day two of the first Test match at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.
Bangladesh were the happier side at stumps on day one of the first Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka, sitting on 27 for one after bowling the visitors out for 240 earlier in the day.
Zimbabwe have made a rare trip out of Africa for their two Tests against Bangladesh, and will play the first at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Dhaka, where a draw is the usual outcome.