Rout Of Zimbabwe Hands Bangladesh Series Win

Rout Of Zimbabwe Hands Bangladesh Series Win
Rout Of Zimbabwe Hands Bangladesh Series Win
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Bangladesh 49-4 (Tamim Iqbal 22) beat
Zimbabwe 44 (Shakib Al Hasan 3-8) by six wickets

Fourth One-Day International, Chittagong

Bangladesh dismissed Zimbabwe for 44, the fifth-lowest score in ODI cricket history on their way to a series-clinching six-wicket win in the fourth One-Day International in Chittagong.

Captain Shakib Al Hasan led the way by taking three for eight, while fellow left-arm spinners Enamul Haque picked up three for 16 and Abdur Razzak took two for ten.

Fast bowler Nazmul Hossain was given the man of the match award for his spell of two for ten which included the wickets of Hamilton Masakadza (2) and Charles Coventry (1) as Zimbabwe, who elected to bat first, collapsed to eight for four and then 32 for six.

Innings of 13 from Malcolm Waller and 11 from Stuart Matsikenyeri saved some face, but not enough to keep them in the match.

Tamim Iqbal hit 22 to get Bangladesh's run chase off to a decent start but they had a wobble of their own, losing Junaid Siddique (8), Mohammad Ashraful (0), Naeem Islam (0) as well as Tamim before Roqibul Hasan, unbeaten on nine, and Mushfiqur Rahim, on two, steered the home side to victory.

Bangladesh now lead the five-match series 3-1 leading up to the final match in Chittagong on 5th November.

Lowest ODI Totals

35 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Harare Sports Club 2004  
36 Canada v Sri Lanka Boland Bank Park, Paarl 2002/03  
38 Zimbabwe v Sri Lanka Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 2001/02  
43 Pakistan v West Indies Newlands, Cape Town 1992/93
44 Zimbabwe v Bangladesh ZACS Stadium, Chittagong 2009/10

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