Dhaka: Bangladesh spinners took nine wickets in the second innings and made a significant contribution to Zimbabwe's defeat by an innings and 106 runs in the one-off Test on Tuesday here at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.
Resuming day four at 9/2 in the second innings, Zimbabwe lost the wickets of Kevin Kasuza (10) and Brendan Taylor (17) pretty early and were reduced to 44/4 in the 17th over.
Craig Ervine and Sikandar Raza then retrieved the innings for the visitors and put on 60 runs for the fifth wicket.
Their stand was broken by Mominul Haque's run-out of Ervine (43).
Immediately after the lunch break, Zimbabwe lost the key wicket of Raza (37) and the visitors were reduced to 121/6, still trailing Bangladesh by 174 runs.
Timycen Maruma and Regis Chakabva then got together. They hit regular boundaries and scored 44 runs.
However, Chakabva's (18) vigil came to an end in the 48th over as Taijul Islam sent him back to the pavilion.
After this, Bangladesh wrapped up Zimbabwe's innings and bowled out the visitors for 189 to win the match by an innings and 106 runs.
The hosts declared at 560/6, shortly after Rahim (203 off 318 balls) reached his double century.
Rahim in the process became the highest run-scorer for Bangladesh in Test cricket with 4,412 runs, seven more than Tamim Iqbal's tally of 4,405 runs.
Zimbabwe had scored 265 in their first essay with Ervine scoring 107.