Taylor Hits Century As Zimbabweans Take Big Win
Zimbabweans 335-5 (Taylor 139, Taibu 68) beat
BCB XI 143 (Chibhaba 3-29, Utseya 2-10) by 192 runs
Tour match, Mirpur, Dhaka
Brendan Taylor scored 139 as Zimbabwe warmed up for their One-Day International series against Bangladesh with a thumping 192-run win over the Bangladesh Cricket Board XI at Mirpur.
Taylor's innings helped the tourists, who begin their five-match series in two days time, smash 335 for five and the BCB XI then folded to be dismissed for 143 in reply.
Taylor, who hit nine fours and six sixes, put on 188 for the second wicket with Tatenda Taibu, who made 68 and the innings was given a boost late on with Elton Chigumbura thumping a quickfire 45 and Malcolm Waller unbeaten on 37 in 26 balls.
Faisal Hossain and Mahbubul Alam both picked up a brace of wickets but were hardly supported by the rest of the bowlers.
Justice Chibhaba made up for his dismissal for just nine by then taking three wickets as the BCB XI were bowled out in 36.4 overs. Chibhaba, opening the bowling alongside Christoper Mpofu, who took two for 47, dismissed Nafees Iqbal, Hannan Sarkar and Mehrab Hossain before Prosper Utseya returned two for ten from seven overs as the run chase quickly lost its way.
Graeme Cremer also picked up two wickets with Ray Price returning one for eight from four overs; top scorer for the BCB XI was Faisal Hossain, who made 30.
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