Captain Mahmudullah led from the front with his first Test century in more than eight years as Bangladesh set Zimbabwe an improbable target of 443 runs to win the second and final Test in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Mushfiqur Rahim became the first wicketkeeper-batsman in history to score two double hundreds in Tests as Bangladesh were in a dominant position in the second Test against Zimbabwe in Mirpur on Monday.
Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim struck hundreds as Bangladesh started the second and final Test against Zimbabwe strongly, reaching 303/5 at stumps on the first day.
Bangladesh stand-in captain Mahmudullah has called on his batsmen to bat "sensibly" in the second and final Test against Zimbabwe, starting in Mirpur on Sunday.
Brendon Mavuta took four wickets on debut as Zimbabwe completed their first Test victory as they beat Bangladesh by 151 runs in Sylhet on Tuesday.
Tendai Chatara and Sikandar Raza took three wickets each on Day 2 as Zimbabwe took control of the first Test against Bangladesh in Sylhet on Sunday.