Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A, 3rd Test, Bulawayo, 2nd day July 1, 2006

Zimbabwe A tighten their grip

Cricinfo staff

Zimbabwe A 353( Mufambisi 67, Hove 64 Haque 5-102) lead Bangladesh A 115 for 7 ( Hossain 27, Maruma 3-33) by 238 runs

Young spinner Timycen Maruma picked up three crucial wickets to ensure Zimbabwe A maintained their grip on the second day of their four-day match against Bangladesh A at Queens Sports Club. Maruma found some turn on the Queens track to get rid of opener Mehrab Hossain, Alok Kapali and Mahmud Ullah Riyad as Bangladesh A in reply to the home team's 353 closed the second day on 115 for the loss of seven wickets.

The visitors still need 89 runs to avoid the follow-on and it is going to be a difficult task with most of their reliable batsmen back in the pavilion. Earlier on in the day, the home side added 77 to their overnight score to take their first innings to 353 as their tail enders continued to resist. Enamul Haque took all the remaining three wickets to finish with five wickets.