Elton Chigumbura led Zimbabwe’s fightback as Bangladesh threatened to seize control of the second Test in Harare. The hosts closed day two on 158 for four in response to their opponents’ first-innings 391, 233 runs behind with Chigumbura unbeaten on 45 at stumps. Malcolm Waller was with him on 30 as the pair put on an unbroken stand of 61. It helped dig Zimbabwe out of a hole after Bangladesh quick Robiul Islam had removed both openers to help reduce them to 47 for three at tea. However, it was interestingly poised in the morning session but Bangladesh after some good batting to put a big total on the board and then with four wickets have got their noses in front.
The bowling from them was very impressive. Robiul Islam was lethal to say the least with the new cherry while he was assisted nicely by Sajidul Islam and debutant Ziaur Rahman. The wicket is offering good turn and the pair of Gazi and Shakib also bowled well, however they failed to pick regular wickets. Zimbabwe are staring down a big first innings deficit at the moment and have not yet avoided the follow-on. The current partnership holds the key for their chances and they would hope that these two eat out most of the deficit on day 3.
Match Timings: Apr 27, 2013 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:30 IST)