Zimbabwe made a decent start in the one-off Test series against Bangladesh as they reached 80-1 at lunch on the opening day at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on Saturday.
Opener Prince Masvaure made unbeaten 45 runs while Craig Ervine scored 26 not out as the pair added a 73-run stand for the second wicket after Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat first.Bangladesh got the only success in the opening session courtesy of pacer Abu Jayed when opener Kevin Kasuza gave a catch to Nayeem Hasan at gully for two.
Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bat first with one new face in the playing XI- Charlton Tshuma. The 26-year-old right-arm pacer played five First-class, nine List-A and three T20 matches.
Zimbabwe lost Kevin Kasuza in the last ball of the eighth over when Nayeem Hasan took a regulation catch at the gully area.
Bangladesh playing XI: Tamim Iqbal, Saif Hassan, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque (c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das (wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Taijul Islam, Abu Jayed, Ebadot Hossain, Nayeem Hasan
Zimbabwe playing XI: Prince Masvaure, Kevin Kasuza, Craig Ervine (c), Brendan Taylor, Timycen Maruma, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva (wk), Donald Tiripano, Victor Nyauchi, Ainsley Ndlovu, Charlton Tshuma