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Bangladesh on top after Jubair's five-for

Leg-spinner’s 5 for 96 sends Zimbabwe tumbling to 374; host extends lead to 152 at stumps on day three

Bangladesh on top after Jubair's five-for - Cricket News
Jubair Hossain took 5 for 96 as Bangladesh bowled Zimbabwe out for 374 to take a crucial 129-run first innings lead.
Jubair Hossain, the leg-spinner, starred with a five-wicket haul on Friday (November 14), the third day of the third and final Test between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. Jubair, playing in only his third Test, returned impressive figures of 5 for 96 as Bangladesh bowled Zimbabwe out for 374 to take a  crucial 129-run first innings lead. Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes, the Bangladesh openers, then took the host to 23 for no loss at stumps and stretched the lead to 152.  

Zimbabwe started the day on 113 for 1, with Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza both having made half-centuries. The duo added 56 more to stretch the partnership to 160, Zimbabwe's highest partnership for the second wicket against all comers. It surpassed the 135-run stand between Mark Dekker and Alastair Campbell against Pakistan in 1993. Shafiul Islam then had Masakadza trapped in front for 81. 

Brendan Taylor couldn't last long as Jubair took his second wicket, having him caught by Tajiul Islam. Raza followed his captain two balls later and with Craig Ervine being castled by Jubair for 14, Zimbabwe was on the back foot, having slipped to 209 for 5. 

Regis Chakabva and Elton Chigumbura then came together for a  113-run sixth-wicket partnership to lead a recovery. But Islam ended the association when he trapped Chakabva lbw for 65. 

Chigumbura fought on and made 88, before he was the penultimate man dismissed. Jubair then accounted for Natsai M'shangwe, Zimbabwe's No.11, to complete his five-wicket haul. 

Bangladesh will be aiming for a clean sweep, having won the first two Tests in Dhaka and Khulna. The Test series will be followed by five One-Day Internationals. 

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