Mahmudullah scored a career-best unbeaten 150 in a massive ninth wicket stand of 191 as Bangladesh moved into a strong position at the close of day two of the first test against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.

Bangladesh started the day on 294 for eight, and was eventually bowled out for 468, before Zimbabwe went to the close on 114 for one, still 354 runs adrift on the first innings.

Takudzwanashe Kaitano (33 not out) and experienced right-handed batsman Brendan Taylor (37 not out) will resume on the third morning for the home side.


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Mahmudullah and Taskin Ahmed had earlier put on the second-highest ninth wicket stand in test history.

When the latter missed a slog off Milton Shumba on 75, their stand ended on 191, four runs short of the 195 put on by South Africans Mark Boucher and Pat Symcox…

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