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Tamim, Kayes help Bangladesh dominate

Their opening stand of 224, a Bangladesh record, helps team end first day at 309/2

Tamim, Kayes help Bangladesh dominate - Cricket News
Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes put on a record 224-run opening stand.
Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes hit centuries in a record opening stand as Bangladesh rode roughshod over Zimbabwe on the opening day of its third and final Test in Chittagong on Wednesday (November 12).
Tamim scored 109 and Kayes made a patient 130 as Bangladesh, hoping to sweep the three-Test series, cruised to 303 for 2 at stumps. Mominul Haque (46) and Mahmudullah (5) played out the last 11 overs of the day, adding 31 runs for the third wicket.
Tamim and Kayes, who put together 224 runs, eclipsed their own record of 185 against England at Lord's in 2010. It was the fifth century stand by a Bangladesh opening pair, and Tamim and Kayes feature in three of them.

The openers dominated for most of the day before Sikandar Raza, the part-timer offspinner, broke their stand in the 64th over, with Tamim holing out to Hamilton Masakadza at mid-off. Tamim had hit 14 fours and a six in what was his second consecutive century, having made 109 in the previous Test. In doing so, he equalled Mohammad Ashraful's record of six centuries for Bangladesh.
Kayes also fell to Masakadza after sending one straight to Vusi Sibanda at gully. Kayes had hit 12 fours and six for his second Test ton, and Zimbabwe were made to rue dropping Kayes when he was on 19.
The Test series will be followed by a series of five One-Day Internationals.

Please click here to see the full scorecard and follow live ball-by-ball coverage of Bangladesh v Zimbabwe from Chittagong.

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