Bangladesh left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his performances against Zimbabwe.
He took nine wickets in the first two One-Day Internationals of the five-match series, including a hat-trick in the second game as Bangladesh levelled things at 1-1.
In the opening match, Razzak returned four for 41 to help Bangladesh dismiss Zimbabwe for 209 but despite Razzak claiming the wickets of Brendan Taylor, Elton Chigumbura, Keith Dabengwa and Chamu Chibhabha, Bangladesh slipped to a .
They hit back in the following game however, and Razzak was to the fore as he returned five for 30 to bowl Zimbabwe out for 191.
Having already seen off Regis Chakabva and Tatenda Taibu, Razzak took the wickets of Prosper Utseya, Ray Price and Christopher Mpofu in consecutive deliveries to end the innings and become the second Bangladeshi - after Shahadat Hossain - to record a hat-trick in ODI cricket.
Bangladesh then to ensure his efforts were not in vain.
Other contenders for the weekly award included Gautam Gambhir, Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook and Darren Bravo.
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