Jubair Hossain Bangladesh leg-spinner Jubair Hossain finished 5-96 as the hosts gained a strong 129-run lead in the third day of the third and final match of Bashundhara Cement Test series against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Friday. The 19-year-old newcomer became one of the youngest Bangladeshi bowlers to claim five wickets in only his third test match at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong
. Jubair’s five wickets haul set up Bangladesh hoping to sweep the series 3-0, folded up Zimbabwe first innings within 374 runs where the hosts gained the overall lead to 152 runs after posting 23-0 in their second innings at stumps day three. Jubair Hossain took Zimbabweans four crucial wickets in his five wickets haul, including top-scorer Elton Chigumbura, Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza and Craig Ervine. Earlier, Jubair made his test debate in the ongoing Bashundhara Cement 3-match test series opener at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. He proved his worth in his debut test match and picked up two wickets in crucial time in second innings. Jubair saw his first wicket of the day when the tourists were trying hard to build a strong platform riding on led by opener Sikandar Raza. Sikandar was trapped by Jubair, caught by Mahmudullah at slip for 82. The most consistent performer of Zimbabwe side, Brendan Taylor became Jubair’s second victim, caught by Taijul at long on, for one. After a while, Jubair fooled new batsmen Craig Ervine for 14 and led to make pressure on Zimbabwe batting line up. Zimbabwe lost wickets at regular intervals during in reply to Bangladesh’s 503, stumbling to 209-5. Later Zimbabwe avoided the follow on riding on Chakabva and Elton Chigumbura’s joint half century. Although Chakabva was departed at 65 but Zimbabwe top scorer Chigumbura had led the charge over Bangladesh bowlers at a point. Jubair came again with ball and removed dangerous Chigumbura at slip when he had raced to 88 off 130 balls. After a while Jubair removed M’shangwe and dismissed Zimbabwe first innings within 374 alongside claimed a-five wicket haul for the first time ever. However, the hosts’ unbeaten opening duo Tamim Iqbal and Imrul will resume today at 23 in their second innings. Bangladesh won the first two Tests in Dhaka and Khulna, clinching the series as well.