Chakabva, Raza look rock-solid
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After a shaky start with the bat, Zimbabwe recovered nicely in the second match of the three-match ODI series at the Harare Sports Club on Friday. Regis Chakabva and Sikandar Raza were looking really sharp and both smashed half-centuries.
Chakabva took just 36 balls to claim his fifty and before that Raza hit a half-century. Both the batters were unbeaten on 58 runs and Zimbabwe were 157 for four.
The hosts could not start well with the bat as they lost three early wickets in the second match of the three-match ODI series in the Harare Sports Culb on Sunday.
The hosts lost Takudzwanashe Kaitano and Innocent Kaia after collecting 13 runs inside just the first three overs. Hasan Mahmud picked up those wickets.
Kaitano walked off for a golden duck. He tried to defend but the ball kissed his bat and went behind. Mushfiqur Rahim did not make any mistake to grab it.
Kaia who smashed a century was the second batter to leave the crease after scoring seven runs. He threw his wicket in a similar fashion.
Later in the eighth over, Mehidy Hasan Miraz joined the party as he dismissed Wesley Madhevere. He made two off 16 before leaving the crease. The batter tried to sweep but missed and the ball struck in front of off.
Tadiwanashe Marumani was the fourth batter to leave the crease who made 25 runs from 42 balls. Taijul Isalm was the wicket-taker. Marumani tried to hit through midwicket but the ball ballooned off a leading edge. Miraz ran forward from cover to take the catch.
Earlier, Bangladesh posted 290 runs after losing nine wickets. Tamim Iqbal and Mahmudullah Riyad hit half-centuries while Najmul Hossain Shanto and Afif Hossain played brilliantly as well.