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Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI: Bangladesh outplayed by Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe romped to a 5 wicket win over Bangladesh, in the 1st ODI, at the Harare Sports Club, Harare today.


Match Summary

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, 1st ODI, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 307/5 (48.2 ov)

Bangladesh 303/2 (50 ov)

Result - Zimbabwe won by 5 wickets



Match Report

Bangladesh opener Liton Das was stretchered off the field with a suspected hamstring injury after scoring an unbeaten 81 against Zimbabwe on Friday in the first of a three one day internationals.

Liton was among four batters to post half centuries as the tourists made 303-2 in their 50 overs at Harare Sports Club after Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bowl.

His runs came off 89 deliveries and included nine fours and a six as Bangladesh sought revenge for a 2-1 Twenty20 series loss to Zimbabwe last Tuesday.

Anamul Haque struck 73 runs and captain Tamim Iqbal 62 and Mushfiqur Rahim was unbeaten 52 for the visitors, who beat the West Indies 3-0 in an ODI series last month.

Das and Tamim put on 119 for the first wicket before being separated when the skipper was caught at short thirdman by Innocent Kaia after skewing off a top edge.

Bangladesh were 171-1 when Liton retired and they added a further 96 before Wellington Musakanda caught Anamul at long-on.

All the Zimbabwe bowlers struggled with wicket-takers Victor Nyauchi and Sikandar Raza conceding 113 runs between them.

In reply, Zimbabwe’s Innocent Kaia 110 and Sikandar Raza 135* hit centuries to complete a brilliant run chase for the hosts.

Raza was unbeaten on 135, including six sixes and eight fours, while Kaia struck two sixes and 11 fours in his 110 before being caught by Shoriful Islam at short fine leg.

"I thought Innocent was brilliant," said man-of-the-match Raza of his teammate who was playing in just his fourth ODI.

"I was trying to back him and tell him that if we stayed together we can win this game.

"I wanted to calm him down and encourage him to play good shots instead of just trying to hit the ball too hard.

"Most of the chats we had were about me encouraging him and trying to steady his nerves as we chased a very formidable total."

Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal said: "We have been dropping catches regularly and getting away with it, but I knew that one day it would cost us and today was that day.

Match Stats

Bangladesh Fall of wickets: 1-119 (Tamim Iqbal - 25.4 ov), 2-267 (Anamul Haque Bijoy - 45.5 ov)

Zimbabwe Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Regis Chakabva - 0.6 ov), 2-6 (Tarisai Musakanda - 1.5 ov), 3-61 (Wesley Madhevere - 13.1 ov), 4-254 (Innocent Kaia - 41.5 ov), 5-296 (Luke Jongwe - 47.1 ov)

Playing XIs

Zimbabwe - Regis Chakabva(c)(wk), Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhevere, Tarisai Musakanda, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Victor Nyauchi, Richard Ngarava, Wellington Masakadza

Bangladesh - Tamim Iqbal(c), Litton Das, Anamul Haque(wk), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan, Shoriful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain


Match Details

Start Time: 08:15

Toss: Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Officials: Iknow Chabi, Langton Rusere, Christopher Phiri, Forster Mutizwa, Andrew Pycroft

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