Taylor finds defeat 'hard to swallow'

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Captain Brendan Taylor rued a dismal second-innings collapse, as Zimbabwe slumped to a 162-run defeat on day five of the second Test at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday.

Captain Brendan Taylor rued a dismal second-innings collapse, as Zimbabwe slumped to a 162-run defeat on day five of the second Test at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna on Friday.

Chasing a staunch 314-run target, the tourists managed a severely insufficient 151 all out in the wake of veteran all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan's prolific haul of five for 44.

Al Hasan, who also snared a five-for in the first innings. became only the third cricketer to take 10 wickets and score a century in the same Test. He claimed the wicket of Taylor twice.

"It was disappointing. You work hard for four and a half days and get blown away like that. I's a hard thing to swallow, but Bangladesh were the better side. Credit to for playing well," said Taylor.

"Our bowlers held their own to restrict Bangladesh and we should have scored bigger in the first innings. They've got some pretty good spinners, especially on the last day. We need to have a look at some of our dismissals."

The Bangladeshis sport an unassailable two-nil lead in the three-match series. The third and final fixture will get underway at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong on Wednesday. Five ODIs will follow.

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