Another bowling masterclass helped Zimbabwe bowl out Bangladesh for 169 runs and register a 151-run victory in the first of two test matches.
It was a matter of rising from the ashes for Zimbabwe who put behind an ODI whitewash defeat to register a 151 run win which saw the tourists take a 1-nil lead in the two test match series.
Heading into the 4th day needing 10 wickets to win, the Chevrons produced another top bowling performance on a day Bangladesh began at 26 for no loss with Liton Das and Imrul Kayes at the crease.
It took 13 overs for Zimbabwe to draw first blood with huge appeals for an lbw decision against Liton Das.
Despite being initially given not out, Captain Hamilton Masakadza was quick to go for a review which rightfully handed the tourists with a vital breakthrough.
Kyle Jarvis then bowled Monimul Haque for4 9 runs as the momentum swung in the tourists favour.
Imrul Kayes had been the backbone of Bangladesh’s innings but the hosts opener fell for 43 after being bowled by Sikander Raza while attempting to sweep.
The tigers then found themselves struggling at 102 for 4 after Mahmudullah was caught at short leg.
Zimbabwe would then go to the lunch break on top as Brandon Mavuta struck.
Mavuta would claim another wicket after lunch with Mushfiqur Rahim caught in the deep for 13.
Mavuta and Wellington Masakadza then did the business of cleaning up the Bangladesh tail with crucial wickets which saw Zimbabwe bowl out Bangladesh for 169 runs and claim a 151-run victory.
With Zimbabwe 1-nil in front Lalchand Rajput will be relishing the prospect of the second test which will provide the Chevrons with a big opportunity of claiming what would be a famous series victory.