Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A, 1st Test, Mutare Sports Club June 20, 2006

Bangladesh A ease to seven-wicket victory

Cricinfo staff

Bangladesh 393 and 113 for 3 beat Zimbabwe 116 and 388 by seven wickets

Bangladesh wrapped up their seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe before lunch on the fourth day at the Mutare Sports Club, losing two more wickets in overhauling the target of 112.

That they batted a second time was only thanks to a dogged second-innings rearguard from the Zimbabweans, but the damage had already been done, and after surrendering a first-innings lead of 287, there was no way back for them.

Nazmus Sadat (52) and Nafees Iqbal (23) made steady progress when play resumed with Bangladesh requiring another 78, and although both fell within sight of victory, Tushar Imran saw them over the finishing line.

There were no real surprises in the match as few expected anything other than a Bangladesh victory. But Zimbabwe will take heart from their second-innings batting, particularly the battling 97 by Tafadzwa Mufambisi.