SYLHET - Zimbabwe thumped Bangladesh by 151 runs in the first of two Tests, bowling the home side out for 143 and 169 to script victory within four days on Tuesday.
The significance of the victory - their first in five years in the format - was not lost on Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput.
“Even big Test playing countries come here and struggle to beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh– it's a huge win for us, psychologically, mentally,” said Rajput.
“This will definitely revive Zimbabwean cricket.
“We have started believing that we can't only win at home, we can win abroad as well. This is the first step and we need to kick on from here. The way that we came back after the ODI series 3-0 whitewash, we were really prepared for it. I'm happy that the boys have done justice to their talent. It's a great day for us.”