Shakib Al Hasan takes 6-59 in comeback match

Dhaka: Shakib Al Hasan returned to the Bangladesh team with a bang by claiming six wickets to help bowl out Zimbabwe for 240 on Day One of the first Test in Mirpur.

Shakib Al Hasan celebrates a wicket on Saturday. Pic/AFP
Shakib Al Hasan celebrates a wicket on Saturday. Pic/AFP 

The controversial all-rounder was banned by his own cricket board in July after it criticised his attitude, but proved his worth with figures of 6-59 as he ripped through the Zimbabwe tail. The hosts reached the close on 27-1, trailing by 213.

The left-arm spinner's first victim was Hamilton Masakadza for 13, skying a shot to Jubair Hossain at mid-off, and, when Hossain himself removed Raza, the tourists were 128 for four.

Shakib then seized control, dismissing Elton Chigumbura (29), Regis Chakabva (25), John Nyumbu (14), Tinashe Panyangara (eight) and Tafadzwa Kamungozi (five).

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