Brendan Taylor's second century of the match was in vain as Mehidy Hasan spun Bangladesh to a 218-run win over Zimbabwe and a 1-1 series draw in Dhaka.

Taylor made two hundreds in a Test for the second time in his career, but was left stranded on 106 when the tourists were dismissed for 224 on day five.

Mehidy took 5-38 - his fifth five-wicket Test haul - as Zimbabwe lost their last five wickets for 38 runs, leaving Taylor unbeaten after scoring a defiant 106 to equal Andy Flower's tally of 16 centuries for Zimbabwe.

Peter Moor offered some support, but Mehidy ran through the tail to seal victory in the second session at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, where Mushfiqur Rahim was named Man of the Match for his record 219 not out.

Mustafizur Rahman got the breakthrough after Zimbabwe resumed on 76-2, cleaning up Sean Williams (13) in the ninth over of the day and Sikandar Raza (12) followed caught and bowled by Taijul Islam (2-93).

Taylor and Moor combined for a 139-run stand in the first innings and frustrated the Tigers again, occupying the crease with patience to give Zimbabwe hope of clinging on for a draw.

The excellent Taylor reached a 95-ball half-century before lunch, but Mehidy struck again after the interval, reducing Hamilton Masakadza's side to 186-5 when Moor was caught at short leg by Imrul Kayes. 

Regis Chakabva was run out attempting an ill-advised single and although Taylor reached three figures by taking a positive approach to Taijul, Mehidy took three quick wickets to secure victory, with Tendai Chatara unable to bat.

West Indies will be without captain Jason Holder for their upcoming tour of Bangladesh due to a shoulder injury.

Holder featured in the five-match one-day series in India but has suffered "a partial thickness tear of the subscapularis tendon in his shoulder," according to a West Indies Cricket Board statement.

While the skipper undergoes physiotherapy and rehabilitation in Barbados, Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the side for two Tests, three ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals against Bangladesh.

"I am definitely disappointed not being able to make the tour to Bangladesh," Holder told the Barbados Cricket Association website.

"But based on the advice from the medical team, we felt this was the best course of action to deal with the ongoing issues I have been having with my shoulder and prevent further damage.

"I've been having issues with my shoulder since the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe in March. Since then I have been trying to manage it and the pain levels, but it has got to a point now where I've got to take time to correct it so that going forward I have no further issues.

"Obviously I am disappointed to miss the tour but I know the boys are capable of beating Bangladesh."

All-rounder Raymon Reifer takes Holder's place in the touring party in the only change from the group that travelled to India.

Chittagong and Mirpur host the two Test matches, with the latter venue sharing the limited-overs fixtures with Sylhet.
 

West Indies squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Shermon Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.

Mahmudullah scored an unbeaten century as Bangladesh made strides towards victory on day four of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.

Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah (101 not out) got his first Test hundred since February 2010 as the hosts set a target of 443 by declaring on 224-6, and they made in-roads as Zimbabwe lost two wickets before stumps.

Zimbabwe's outlook would have been optimistic earlier on Wednesday, with Kyle Jarvis (2-27) claiming the wickets of Imrul Kayes (3) and Liton Das (6) in the space of three balls before Donald Tiripano (2-31) dismissed Mominul Haque (1) and Mushfiqur Rahim (7) to leave Bangladesh in trouble on 25-4.

However, Mahmudullah and Mohammad Mithun (67) stopped the rot with a fifth-wicket stand of 118.

The skipper found the ropes four times and added a pair of maximums to anchor the hosts' innings, with Mehidy Hasan (27 off 34) proving a capable deputy after Ariful Haque went for five.

Zimbabwe's hopes of claiming a second victory had already taken a hit, and they suffered a further setback with opening duo Hamilton Masakadza (25) and Brian Chari (43) falling in the final session.

The visitors closed on 76-2, trailing by 367, and will have to produce a stunning effort on day five if they are to even hold out for a draw.

Brendan Taylor hit his fifth Test century but Taijul Islam had the last word in Dhaka to boost Bangladesh's hopes of a series-levelling victory over Zimbabwe.

Replying to Bangladesh's mammoth first-innings score of 522-7, the tourists ended day three in the second Test 304 all out, meaning they still trail by 218 runs.

They had at one stage slipped to 131-5 before Taylor combined with Peter Moor to put on a 139-run stand that held up the home side's progress either side of the tea interval.

However, once the partnership was broken, Ariful Haque trapping Moor lbw for a career-best 83 despite the batsman attempting to overturn the on-field decision with the aid of the review system, Zimbabwe's innings subsided quickly in the final session.

Taylor became the seventh batsman to depart when his knock of 110 came to an end in specular fashion, a diving Taijul clinging on to a stunning catch in the deep.

Zimbabwe lost two more wickets prior to the close of play and with Tendai Chatara unable to bat due to a leg injury, they face the prospect of being asked to follow on by home skipper Mahmudullah.

Taijul (5-107) was the pick of the Bangladesh attack, claiming his third successive five-wicket haul in the longest format after taking 11 in a losing cause in the first Test in Sylhet.

Having knocked over four of Zimbabwe's top six, the slow left-armer dismissed Regis Chakabva with what turned out to be the final ball of Monday's play, aided by a sharp catch by Mominul Haque at short leg.

Opener Brian Chari had earlier made 53 before departing to Mehidy Hasan, who backed up fellow spinner Taijul with 3-61 from 20 overs.

Mushfiqur Rahim crafted the highest Test score by a Bangladesh batsman with a magnificent unbeaten double century on a punishing day two of the second Test for Zimbabwe.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Mushfiqur made 219 not out after facing 421 balls in a marathon innings before Mahmudullah declared on 522-7 in Dhaka on Monday.

Mehidy Hasan made an unbeaten 68 as the Tigers piled on the runs, Mushfiqur surpassing Shakib Al Hasan's record score of 217 and becoming the first batsman to score a Test double hundred this year.

Kyle Jarvis took 5-71 but the tourists toiled in the field and were 25-1 at stumps after Hamilton Masakadza was dismissed by Taijul Islam.

Bangladesh, needing a victory to draw the series, resumed in a strong position on 303-5 after Mushfiqur and Mominul Haque (161) rescued them from 26-3 on day one.

Mahmudullah (36) and Mushfiqur scored slowly in a wicketless opening session and Jarvis got the breakthrough when the captain was caught behind just after lunch.

Jarvis had a third five-wicket Test haul when he got rid of Ariful Haque (4), but he was unable to remove the brilliant Mushfiqur and Mehidy.

Mehidy reached his half-century in style by creaming Sikandar Raza down the ground for six and Mushfiqur punched the air after bringing up his second Test double century with a pull for a single later in the over.

Zimbabwe lost bowler Tendai Chatara to injury and Masakadza edged Taijul to Mehidy in the slips for 14 after Mahmudullah declared on a painful day for Zimbabwe.

Centuries from Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim put Bangladesh in command after day one of the second Test against Zimbabwe in Dhaka.

Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal is hoping to return to the team in time for the match-up against the West Indies later this month.

Zimbabwe recorded their first Test win in more than five years - and just their third ever away from home - as they bowled Bangladesh out on day four to take the series opener by 151 runs.

Bangladesh battled back into contention on the third day of the first Test with Zimbabwe, trailing by 294 runs as bad light ended play.

The tourists had been in complete control heading into Monday's action,

Zimbabwe seized control of the first Test with Bangladesh as they opened up a 140-run lead before bad light stopped play on day two in Sylhet.

The first Test between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is in the balance after a first day on which Sean Williams fell 12 runs short of a century. 

Imrul Kayes and Soumya Sarkar made magnificent centuries as an ODI-best hundred from Sean Williams was unable to prevent Bangladesh from sealing a seven-wicket victory and a series whitewash of Zimbabwe in Chittagong. 

Imrul Kayes and Liton Das made half-centuries after Mohammad Saifuddin starred with the ball as Bangladesh eased to a seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Chittagong to seal the ODI series.

Imrul Kayes starred with 144 as Bangladesh recorded a 28-run victory over Zimbabwe in Sunday's opening one-day international.

Windies star Chris Gayle has been retained by Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team Rangpur Riders for the 2019 edition of the tournament.

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