Tuesday 2 August 2011 

Zimbabwe XI Beat Touring Bangladeshis

Zimbabwe XI Beat Touring Bangladeshis
Zimbabwe XI Beat Touring Bangladeshis
© REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

Zimbabwe will go into their one-off Test against Bangladesh in confident mood after a strong Zimbabwe XI team beat the touring Bangladeshis by four wickets in a three-day warm-up game.

Forster Mutizwa stroked an unbeaten 87 as Zimbabwe chased down 225 for six to win in the final innings having earlier been bowled out for just 113 in their first innings.

Batting first, Bangladesh were dismissed for 188, Mushfiqur Rahim top scoring with 64 and Njabulo Ncube taking three wickets.

Shafiul Islam and Robiul Islam then both returned three wickets to rip through Zimbabwe's innings which lasted just 45 overs and saw only four players reach double figures.

Bangladesh then struggled in their second innings and made 147, captain Shakib Al Hasan making 40 and Prosper Utseya grabbing three for 25 to set up the run chase.

They were three for two at stumps on day two having lost Tino Mawoyo and Kyle Jarvis without scoring but came back strongly on the final day, Craig Ervine hitting 42 to support Mutizwa as victory was secured.

The Test match gets underway in Harare on 4th August.

© Cricket World 2011

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