Bangladesh won its first-ever cricket test series Tuesday, as opener Nafis Iqbal hammered his maiden test century to lead his team to a draw and a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe in the two-match series in Dhaka.
Bangladesh resumed at 98 for no-loss facing an unlikely victory target of 374. They batted slowly to reach a second innings total of 285-for-five at stumps on the fifth and final day. Iqbal's match-saving knock of 121 included 18 boundaries off 354 balls. Rajin Saleh made a valuable contribution with an undefeated 56 and another opener, Javed Omar, chipped in 43.
The hosts were under pressure after conceding an 87-run first innings lead to Zimbabwe which made 298 in the first innings followed by 286 in the second. Bangladesh was dismissed for 211 in its first innings.