Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Righto, what a game, what a Test! If you're just starting your day in Zimbabwe, get yourself a cold drink and celebrate. Send us pics, reactions and much more. You can get in touch with us on twitter @ESPNcricinfo or send us your videos through our facebook page. We'll try and feature as many. That brings us to the end of our coverage. Hope you enjoyed this Test. Be back for the next one in Mirpur starting November 11. Don't forget to join us for that. Until then, this is Shashank Kishore and Liam Brickhill saying goodbye. Cheers!

Gururaj : "I am really excited by Brendan Mavuta. He looks a real deal across formats. Hope, he is well preserved by ZC.. "

Bengani: "Roger Federer had still not won a Slam!"

Okay, so we asked team ESPNcricinfo about a few quirky facts when Zimbabwe last won an away Test, in 2001. Can you think of a few?

Venkat Raghav: "Cook's entire career played out."

Vishal Dikshit says: "Rashid Khan was just three years old then (going by his official age). Mujeeb was just six months old."

Osman Samiuddin: "Afridi was 21. And hadn't retired. Gayle, Rangana Herath, Shoaib Malik and...wait for it... Mashrafe Mortaza are the only current international cricketers who were playing back then. That was Mashrafe's second Test. The two Ws were still playing."

Hemant Brar: "Allan Border held the record for the highest Test aggregate, while Sunil Gavaskar's 34 Test tons were the most."

George Binoy: "Steve Waugh and Carl Hooper were captains of Australia and West Indies"

Shashank Kishore: "Kohli was a Delhi Under-15 reject!"

Saurabh Somani: "VVS Laxman had scored his 281 a few months back, now he's two weeks away from releasing his autobiography titled '281 and beyond'"

Sean Williams is the Player of the Match for two crucial knocks on a tough surface. "Didn't expect to get this award, got to enjoy this one in the change rooms. It took me a long time to get in on this wickets. Unfortunately I didn't get the 12 I needed for my hundred, but it was good to spend time and score crucial runs. Unfortunately Mavuta didn't get five, but on a spin-friendly wicket, Jarvis and Chatara bowled really well in the first innings."

Hamilton Masakadza, the victorious Zimbabwe captain: The guys worked hard, applied themselves well to put up an excellent total in the first innings. Ecstatic! The guys took time to stay at the wicket and accumulate runs, something we lacked in the ODIs, myself included. The batting performance in the first innings set it up for us. I thought the bowlers were brilliant right through, since we've landed in Bangladesh. I don't think they've done much wrong. It was great to see our spinners get more out of the surface than Bangladesh's spinners."

Mahmudullah, the Bangladesh captain: The application wasn't there, we didn't capitalise in the first innings. The wicket was very good, no excuses there. We played too many shots, didn't read the pitch well. Have to learn from our mistakes and bounce back stronger. Taijul was excellent, deserved to finish on the winning side.

Baskar: "Bangladesh should try and play at more venues other than only Mirpur. They show no promise outside Sher E Bangla, where the next match is gonna happen. It was really laughable that the same team who beat Aus at Mirpur lost pathetically the very next match. A new type of bully they are turning out to be - a one venue bully."

This is only Zimbabwe's third away win.

1.50pm When Zimbabwe last won an away Test, they still had in their ranks the likes of Andy Flower, Grant Flower and Heath Streak. An entire generation has nearly gone through without savouring an away win, amid growing administrative hassles and political issues. Teams have made them feel unwanted at times, teams haven't toured Zimbabwe because of security concerns at times, a number of their own players have felt letdown by the board, but now is not the time to harp back on the past.

This is Sikandar Raza's moment, this is Hamilton Mazakadza's moment, as it is for the rest of the side. What an achievement for a young side that was whitewashed 3-0 in the ODIs. Never easy to tackle Bangladesh in a Test in their own conditions, where bigger sides like Australia and England have struggled in recent times. To pull off a win here in Sylhet's inaugural Test is memorable on many counts.

WP Masakadza to Ariful Haque, OUT, Zimbabwe have recorded their first away win since 2001! What scenes in Sylhet. The batsman is completely deceived in flight, he goes for a wild heave, but ends up getting a top-edge. This is so high in the air, that two fielders are underneath it. Regis Chakabva, the keeper, calls for it and settles underneath it to complete an excellent catch. He immediately uproots the stumps before running in to join his mates in celebration. Hail the spirit of the Zimbabweans

Ariful Haque c †Chakabva b WP Masakadza 38 (37b 4x4 2x6) SR: 102.70

63 | (maiden) | BDESH: 169/9

  • Abu Jayed0 (11b)
  • Ariful Haque38 (36b)
  • Brandon Mavuta10-2-21-4
  • Wellington Masakadza5-0-33-1
Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run, huge lbw appeal as he's hit on the pad in trying to prod forward. First thought was he was struck outside the line, but Zimbabwe have decided to review. Okay, I was completely wrong about the line. This was a googly that spun back in to beat the inside edge and hit him on off stump. So the impact was in line, but the ball was going over. Zimbabwe lose a review.
Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run, fired full on off, he just about manages to squeeze it out. This ball was honing in towards his left toe.
Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run, quicker one, but the length is short as it skids in, blocked.

Bangladesh 4th innings Partnerships

1st56Imrul KayesLiton Das
2nd11Imrul KayesMominul Haque
3rd16MahmudullahImrul Kayes
4th19MahmudullahNajmul Hossain Shanto
5th9Mushfiqur RahimNajmul Hossain Shanto
6th21Mushfiqur RahimAriful Haque
7th18Ariful HaqueMehidy Hasan Miraz
8th1Ariful HaqueTaijul Islam
9th4Ariful HaqueNazmul Islam
10th14Ariful HaqueAbu Jayed