Bangladesh routed visiting Zimbabwe by 218 runs in the second Test on day five at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
With this win, Bangladesh leveled the two-match series 1-1 as they lost the first game by 151 runs at Sylhet International Cricket Stadium last week.
Bangladesh capitalised on a nice and flat pitch by putting up a mammoth total of 522/7 (declared) in the first innings where player of the match Mushfiqur Rahim [219 *] hit a double-hundred and Mominul Hoque  a century.
Despite Taylor’s heroics  in the first innings, Bangladesh bowled out Zimbabwe for 304 at the end of day-three.
The host then decided to open the second innings on the day-four instead of asking the visitors to follow-on to post a big enough lead and provide their bowlers a bit rest for 10-wicket mission.
Bangladesh piled up 224/6 (declared) in the second innings and set up a tough target of 443 runs.
Zimbabwe lost a couple of wickets on penultimate day’s evening but Taylor  remained and so did their hope.