Zimbabwe fight back on day two

Zimbabwe fought back well on the second day of the final Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong after a chastening day in the field.

After starting the day on 303 for two, the Bangladesh batsmen had threatened to throw away a strong position until late runs boosted them to 503 before they were dismissed.

Despite losing an early wicket, an attacking partnership between Sikandar Raza and Hamilton Masakadza took them to 113 for one at the close of play.

After the domination of day one, Bangladesh looked set for a mammoth score but struggled in the morning session as they lost regular wickets.

Bagladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan made an important 71 but received little support until Rubel Hossein hit a quickfire 45

Shakib Al Hasan hit an important half-century in the middle-order but after he was dismissed for 71 the innings looked to be drawing to a close.

An entertaining 45 from number 10 Rubel Hossein, which included four sixes, helped push the score beyond 500 before they were dismissed late in the day.

Hossein then took the wicket of Brian Chari in the second over but it proved to be the only success in the final session.

Raza and Masakadza batted aggressively against Bangladesh spinners to bring up the century partnership in just 126 deliveries with both men passing fifty and ensuring they started day three in a good position.

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