• High praise for ‘world-class’ Taylor

    Captain Hamilton Masakadza singled out the sterling performance of batsman Brendan Taylor, as Zimbabwe and Bangladesh drew their Test series on Thursday.

    Zimbabwe won the first Test and Bangladesh the second, leaving the two-match affair all-square.

    The talented Taylor was superb in defeat in the final Test, striking 110 and 106 not out in challenging conditions.

    ‘A world-class performance from a world-class player there in Taylor in this game. He really showed the way of how to bat in these conditions. That was really impressive from him, the way he batted in both innings. Kyle Jarvis also bowled really well,’ said Masakadza.

    ‘I think the biggest thing for us is the way the guys played in both Tests just showed us what we can do as a team. It will give us a lot of confidence going forward. Having been in battles like this really hardens you, and you come out the better from it on the other side.

    ‘That’s the biggest lesson and the biggest positive for us, that we came and showed what we can do in foreign conditions – conditions that have been really hard for pretty much everyone around the world. We came and really competed and took the game to Bangladesh. So that’s really positive and big for us.’

    Spinner Taijul Islam was named Player of the Series, after taking 18 wickets in the two Tests.

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