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The tourists, who had not tasted success in the format away from home in 17 years, dismissed Bangladesh for 169 in their second innings on Tuesday to complete a 151-run triumph
Zimbabwe have ended a five-year wait for a Test victory with a memorable win over Bangladesh in Sylhet.
The tourists, who had not tasted success in the format away from home in 17 years, dismissed their opponents for 169 in their second innings on Tuesday to complete a 151-run triumph. It was their first win since Pakistan were beaten in Harare in 2013.
Brandon Mavuta returned figures of 4-21 to lead Zimbabwe to victory, which was achieved just before 2pm local time when Ariful Haque top-edged to Regis Chakavba off Wellington Masakadza, while Sikandar Raza contributed three wickets.
Bangladesh, who had been asked to chase 321, had been second best for much of the encounter.
Zimbabwe have won their first away Test since 2001
The win is only Zimbabwe's fifth in 48 matches, home and away.
The visitors batted first after winning the toss, making 282 in their first innings with Sean Williams hitting 88.
In reply, Bangladesh spluttered to 143 all out, as Raza claimed 3-35 and Chatara 3-19.
Hamilton Masakadza's 48 at the top of the order anchored Zimbabwe to 181 all out second time around, giving them a platform from which they were able to secure victory.
Their win is only the 19th by a non-Asian side in Asia in 99 Tests since 2010.