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Bangladesh post 303 runs in 1st ODI

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Published: 16:59, 5 August 2022   Update: 17:04, 5 August 2022
Bangladesh post 303 runs in 1st ODI

Anamul Haque Bijoy. Photo: File

After asking to bat first, Bangladesh collected 303 runs after losing only two wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in Harare on Friday.

It was a flying start for the Tigers as they lost their first wicket after collecting 119 runs. Tiger skipper Tamim Iqbal was the batter to fall. Before leaving the crease, the opener made 62 runs and became the first Bangladeshi batter to react 8,000 ODI runs.

Later, Litton Das and Anamul Haque Bijoy were playing nicely but Litton unfortunately was being taken off on a stretcher. He suffered from a muscle pull and was hobbling after taking a single during 33.1. So, he went off retired hurt. He made 81 off 89 deliveries.

Post that, Bijoy brought up his half-century in style after getting the chance to play an ODI match. Back in 2019, the batter played his last ODI. 

Bijoy walked off after scoring 73 runs from 62 balls. He smashed three boundaries and the same number of over-boundaries.

Mushfiqur was the fourth batter in the match to hit a half-century. He remained unbeaten on 52 runs with the help of five boundaries in 49 deliveries.

Afterward, the unbeaten 36-run stand of Mushfiqur-Mahmudullah Riyad helped the Tigers cross the 300-runs mark.

For Zimbabwe, debutant Victor Nyauchi picked up Tamim’s wicket while Raza claimed Bijoy’s wicket.