Zimbabwe were 377/8 at tea during the second day of the first Test against Bangladesh at Harare with captain Brendan Taylor leading the show with his highest Test score 171 runs. Malcolm Waller (55) and Graeme Cremer (42) were the other contributors for Zimbabwe.
Taylor added 30 runs to his overnight total to go to lunch on 135 not out, as Zimbabwe overcame an early-morning wobble to reach 285 for six at Harare Sports Club.
Taylor's previous highest in Tests was 117 against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2011, but he batted through another session and found sturdy support in Graeme Cremer after the dismissals of Elton Chigumbura and Richmond Mutumbami.
Chigumbura offered a tame return catch to Rubel Hossain in the second over of the day to depart for 12, while Mutumbami's whirlwind innings on his debut consisted of 11 runs and 13 deliveries before he was caught behind off Robiul Islam.
On day one, Rubel Hossain picked up the wickets of Chigumbura and Waller. Robiul Islam add Mutumbami to his tally of two wickets from day one while Enamul Haque Jr. accounted for Taylor’s wicket.AFP