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Shakib bags five as Bangladesh register emphatic win vs Zimbabwe

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Published: 22:21, 16 July 2021  
Shakib bags five as Bangladesh register emphatic win vs Zimbabwe

Shakib Al Hasan bagged this third five-for in ODIs as Bangladesh registered an emphatic 155-run win over Zimbabwe to go 1-0 up in the three-match series on Friday at Harare

Shakib Al Hasan bagged this third five-for in ODIs as Bangladesh registered an emphatic 155-run win over Zimbabwe to go 1-0 up in the three-match series on Friday at Harare.

While batting first after losing the toss, Bangladesh posted 276 riding on the fourth ton by Liton Das.

In reply, Zimbabwe lost two wickets in 13 runs. Despite that, they were in the fight as wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva scored 54 off 51. Brendan Taylor, who was playing this 200th ODI, also did well with the bat scoring 24 but failed to continue on a good run.

Both of them were removed by Shakib.

Zimbabwe lost their last five wickets in 16 runs and tumbled for 121 runs in 28.5 overs to lose the game by a big margin of 155 runs— their fourth-biggest ODI win by the margin of runs.

While Shakib bagged 5 for 30, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin and Shariful Islam bagged one wicket each.

Earlier, riding on Liton’s will-built 102 off 114 balls with eight fours, Bangladesh posted 276 for nine in 50 overs. Afif Hossain was the second-highest runs getter scoring 35-ball 45.

Zimbabwe opted to bowl first after winning the toss. They made a good start scalping four wickets inside 74 runs. Bangladesh were stuttering after Tamim Iqbal suffered a duck, Shakib Al Hasan (19), Mohammad Mithun (19) and Mosaddek Hossain failed to (5) do well.

Blessing Muzarabani took two of the first four wickets and put Bangladesh under immense pressure. But In the fifth wicket stand, Liton and Mahmudullah Riyad added 93 runs on the board which helped the Tigers rebuild.

Mahmudullah fell prey to Luke Jongwe for 33, but Liton was firm on the other end of the wicket. Liton and Afif added 40 runs in the sixth wicket partnership.

In the last 10 overs, Bangladesh added 77 runs losing four wickets including Afif and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (26) falling in two successive deliveries of Luke Jongwe.

For Zimbabwe, Luke Jongwe bagged three wickets while Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava took two wickets each.

The second and third matches of the series will take place on July 18 and 20 respectively. After ODIs, both the teams will lock horns in a three-match T20I series. All the matches will be played at the same venue— the Harare Sports Club.

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