Zimbabwe win in Harare


Sun, Apr 21, 2013 - Page 20

Zimbabwe eased to a 335-run win on the fourth day of the first Test against Bangladesh in Harare yesterday.

The hosts had captain Brendan Taylor to thank after his 102 not out — his second century of the match — ensured the tourists faced a daunting target of 483 to chase.

Taylor is only the third Zimbabwean batsman to score two centuries in the same Test match.

The Flower brothers Andy and Grant are the only others to manage the feat.

Although Taylor’s 171 and 102 not out were perhaps not quite as impressive as Andy Flower’s 142 and 199 not out in a losing cause at the same venue against the stronger opposition of South Africa in 2001, it nevertheless came in a match where no other batsman passed 55.

Taylor began the day on 81 and the 27-year-old required just eight overs to get to three figures.