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1st Test, Sylhet, November 03 - 06, 2018, Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh
282 & 181
(T:321) 143 & 169

Zimbabwe won by 151 runs

Player Of The Match
88, 1/5 & 20
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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.

Masakadza to Ariful, 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 Masakadza 38 (37b 4x4 2x6) SR: 102.7
end of over 63Maiden
BAN: 169/9CRR: 2.68 
Abu Jayed0 (11b)
Ariful Haque38 (36b 4x4 2x6)
Brandon Mavuta 10-2-21-4
Wellington Masakadza 5-0-33-1
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.

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

drifts this quicker ball into middle, defended back.

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

fired full on the stumps, defended back.

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

eases this shortish delivery to the off side with soft hands.

end of over 6214 runs
BAN: 169/9CRR: 2.72 
Ariful Haque38 (36b 4x4 2x6)
Abu Jayed0 (5b)
Wellington Masakadza 5-0-33-1
Brandon Mavuta 9-1-21-4
Masakadza to Ariful, FOUR runs

drilled to the extra cover fence. Wellington saw him trying to slog and fired this full and wide, the batsman readjusted very nicely.

Masakadza to Ariful, FOUR runs

reaches out and smokes this inside-out to the extra cover boundary. Raza at extra cover flung himself to his left, may have got a finger on that. Hit so hard that the ball raced to the fence despite that

Masakadza to Ariful, no run

shorter in length, goes right back and blocks

Masakadza to Ariful, SIX runs

dances down the pitch and swings this freely to just clear long-off. Was happy taking on the boundary rider. Clean strike.

Masakadza to Ariful, no run

lunges forward and smothers this nicely.

Tinashe Makanza: "I have been following this match from South Africa, and I must say Zimbabwe is one of the most spirited group of players in world cricket today. So much passion, so much drive though the rewards are not that great. Patriotism at its best. Proud of the boys! Super Proud."

Masakadza to Ariful, no run

goes right back into the crease and defends.

end of over 61Wicket maiden
BAN: 155/9CRR: 2.54 
Abu Jayed0 (5b)
Ariful Haque24 (30b 2x4 1x6)
Brandon Mavuta 9-1-21-4
Wellington Masakadza 4-0-19-1
Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

square turn but the length is quite short, enough time to defend from the crease.

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

reads the googly off the pitch, defended with soft hands.

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

beaten by the skid on this quicker delivery, good grab by the keeper.

Sandeep Ranjan: "Winning in subcontinent is real dream for any outsider. Congrats Zim. Is it birth of new Zim or just one off." -- Only time will tell. They need a stable administration to ensure this isn't false dawn

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

beauty! Spins away sharply from outside off to beat his forward push.

Mavuta to Abu Jayed, no run

jabs at this quicker delivery outside off, beaten.

Those in Harare, Bulawayo and Mutare? Where do you plan to celebrate? What a moment it will be when Zimbabwe do get that final wicket. How long can the last pair defy them? Mavuta has been sensational. Can he finish with a five-for? Exciting stuff. He has five deliveries to get the last wicket.

Mavuta to Nazmul, OUT

draws him forward and beats the inside edge with sharp turn. The appeal was convincing, umpire Richard Kettleborough ruled it out on the field. Bangladesh went for a review, with the hope that this may have bounced over, but ball tracking confirms this as umpire's call. The ball struck just about in line and would've clipped the stumps.

Nazmul Islam lbw b Mavuta 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Does Mavuta have a fourth? Given out by Kettleborough. Bangladesh review

end of over 605 runs • 1 wicket
BAN: 155/8CRR: 2.58 
Ariful Haque24 (30b 2x4 1x6)
Nazmul Islam0 (0b)
Wellington Masakadza 4-0-19-1
Brandon Mavuta 8-0-21-3
Masakadza to Ariful, FOUR runs

this is an almighty heave and boy, has he picked the bones out of it or what! Sails into the deep midwicket region. Super hit, super connection.

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