Bangladesh win series against Zimbabwe

Bangladesh Cricket_Daily_Dhaka_TimesDaily Dhaka Times: Bangladesh have beaten visiting Zimbabwe by 58-run in the second one day international (ODI) at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in city’s Mirpur area on Monday taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

In response to 242-run target set by the Tigers, visitors were all-out on 183-run in 43.2-over.

Zimbabwe captain E Chigumbura was the top scorer for his side.

He scored 47-run while Sikandar Raza and C Ervine amassed 33 and 26 runs respectively.

Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets while Al-Amin Hossain and Nasir Hossain took two wickets each.

Mashrafe Mortaza and Arafat Sunny took one wicket each.

Craig Ervine was run out thanks to brilliant fielding and direct throw by Liton Das.

Earlier, Zimbabwe won the toss and invited hosts to bat first in the day-night match, began at 1:00pm (Bangladesh time).

Bangladesh scored 241-run losing nine wickets after their 50-over quota.

Opener Imrul Kayes was dismissed securing 76 runs off 89 balls while Tamim Iqbal went back to pavilion after scoring 19 runs off 25 balls.

Nasir Hossain and Sabbir Rahman took 41 and 33 runs respectively helping the home side recover the loss of three wickets in quick succession.

T Panyangara took three wickets while T Muzarabani and AG Cremer grabbed two wickets each. Besides, LM Jongwe and SC Williams took one wicket each.

Third and final ODI of the series will be played at the same venue on November 11.

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