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Clean Sweep For Bangladesh

Shakib Al Hasan bowls
Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets as Bangladesh bowled Zimbabwe out for 128
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Bangladesh 130-5 (Mahmudullah 51no) beat
Zimbabwe 128 (Taijul Islam 4-11) by five wickets
Fifth One-Day International, Mirpur

Bangladesh completed a 5-0 clean sweep over Zimbabwe after Taijul Islam became the first man to take a hat-trick on his One-Day International debut.

Taijul dismissed Tinashe Panyangara, John Nyumbu and Tendai Chatara with consecutive deliveries as Zimbabwe were bowled out for 128 in 30 overs.

Bangladesh then stuttered in their run chase before reaching 130 for five in 24.3 overs.

Mahmudullah followed up an unbeaten half-century in the fourth match with another to lead Bangladesh to a five-wicket win.

Zimbabwe started well, with Hamilton Masakadza (52) and Vusi Sibanda (37) overcoming the early dismisal of Sikandar Raza for nine to put on 79 together for the second wicket.

However, from 95 for one, they lost their last nine wickets for just 33 runs as spinners Taijul (4-11), Shakib Al Hasan (3-30) and Jubair Hossain (2-41) ripped through the middle and lower order.

Taijul struck first to bowl Solomon MIre at the start of the 27th over and then bowled Panyangara at the end of the over. He then also bowled Nyumbu and Chatara to make history.

Zimbabwe's collapse was completed when Tafadzwa Kamungozi was dismissed by Shakib for two.

Bangladesh then lost openers Tamim Iqbal (10) and Anamul Haque (8) cheaply before debutant Soumya Sarkar made a quickfire 20 in 18 balls.

Panyangara removed him and Shakib (0) before Mahmudullah steadied the ship with 51 not out in 55 balls.

With support from Mushfiqur Rahim (11) and then Sabbir Rahman (13 not out) he guided Bangladesh home to their eighth win against Zimbabwe since the tour began.

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