Bangladesh secure Test series whitewash


Bangladesh have wrapped up their Test series against Zimbabwe by winning the third match by 186 runs in Chittagong, thus securing a confidence-boosting series whitewash.

The Tigers wrapped up the game before tea on day five, taking the nine wickets required on the day despite Regis Chakabva's battling unbeaten, and ultimately useless, 89 not out.

The day began with Zimabwe on 71 for one, with Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza in the middle, looking to replicate the half tons they recorded in the first innings. They were chasing 449 to win, so the goal was survival.

They stayed together until the score was 97, but then Masakadza departed for 38, caught behind off Shuvagata Hom. Raza continued on towards his second half ton of the game, but was out for 65.

Chakabva and Brendan Taylor then tried to steady the ship, but the skipper could only make it to 24 before he became one of Jubair Hossain's two wickets, leaving his ODI skipper, Elton Chigumbura to continue the quest.

Chakabva watched as the rest of the order crumbled for meagre scores, as only Craig Ervine was able to reach double figures for the rest of the knock, and even he only made 16.

The final wicket fell after drinks in the afternoon, as Shafiul Islam removed Shingi Masakadza and Natsai M'Shangwe for ducks to end the game. The sides now have five days to prepare for the ODI series.