Associated Press

Dhaka, January 17:

Zimbabwe’s captain Tatenda Taibu made his maiden Test century, while Bangladesh spinner Enamul Haque took 5-105 to dismiss the visitors for 286, and tally a record haul of 12 wickets, on the fourth day of the second Test.

Chasing a target of 374 runs, Bangladesh got off to a fighting start with a record-making opening partnership of 98 runs between Javed Omar (36) and Nafis Iqbal (55) who remained at the crease at stumps. Iqbal’s knock of 50 came off 135 balls with seven boundaries in 207 minutes.

Resuming play for an overnight score of 203-6, Zimbabwe posted 285-9 by lunch after losing three wickets — all taken by Haque.

After lunch, Zimbabwe returned with tailender Christopher Mpofu partnering Taibu, but only 7 minutes and one run later they were bundled out for 286 when Haque dismissed Taibu (153).

Playing in his 18th Test, Taibu, 21, smashed his first century off 223 balls with 12 fours. He went on to hit 153 by lunch, the next 50 runs coming off 60 more balls that included 19 fours and 2 sixes.

Haque, a left-arm spinner, continued his wicket haul — first getting Tinashe Payangara (6). Then, conceding seven more runs, he trapped Graeme Cremer lbw for a duck. He got his third wicket by dismissing Douglas Hondo (3), ending his 65-run partnership with Taibu at the ninth wicket.

On Sunday, Haque took the important wicket of Brendan Taylor (78), breaking a 150-run fifth wicket stand between Taibu and Taylor that anchored Zimbabwe’s second innings. Haque’s 5-105 added to his career-best 7-95 in the first innings. His overall tally of 12-200 in this match was the highest — and the first ever 10-wicket haul — by a Bangladeshi bowler.

Haque, who turned 18 on December 5, also became the youngest-ever player to take 10 wickets — beating Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram’s 1985 record against New Zealand at age 18 years and 8 months. Akram got 10-128 on his second match on debut in the third Test at Dunedin.