Zimbabwe have crushed Bangladesh in a one-day global for the 1st time in more than nine several years with a single of their greatest comebacks.
Bangladesh had been manufactured to bat 1st and posted an imposing 2-303 at Harare Sports Club. But Zimbabwe replied with 5-307, reaching the focus on with 10 balls to spare as they pulled off their equal third maximum chase.
Zimbabwe dropped their openers in the very first two overs and had been 3-62, but Harmless Kaia and Sikandar Raza both scored hundreds of years – reached in the very same over – to direct their crew to victory in the to start with of 3 ODIs.
Even after shedding 19 straight ODIs to Bangladesh, victory was no shock. Zimbabwe won the preceding T20 series 2-1, their to start with against a comprehensive ICC member.
Kaia, enjoying his fourth ODI, accidentally ran out Wessly Madhevere when making an attempt for a second one, and dropped Zimbabwe to 362 in the 14th above.
But he and Raza, in his 115th ODI, set about repairing the hurt and counterattacking.
Kaia was dropped on 68 and 74 in the similar in excess of, and achieved his maiden hundred off 115 balls. Two balls afterwards, Raza bought to his fourth hundred from 81 balls, the third quickest for Zimbabwe.
It was only the 2nd time two Zimbabwe batsmen scored hundreds of years in the exact same ODI. The last time was in 2004.
The good partnership finished at 4-254 when Kaia tried using to slog Mosaddek Hossain and top rated-edged to shorter good leg. His 110 off 122 balls integrated 11 boundaries and two sixes.
Raza finished off the match by pulling a Mosaddek shipping for a 6 about midwicket. Raza was 135 not out from 109 balls. He strike 8 boundaries and six sixes.
Bangladesh’s innings looked a match winner.
The prime four batsmen scored fifties in one particular innings for the 1st time in eight years. But they batted rather conservatively taking into consideration all the wickets in hand. There have been only two boundaries in the very last three overs.
Captain and opener Tamim Iqbal, the only Bangladesh batsman with much more than 7000 ODI operates, handed 8000 then was before long out for 62.
Liton Das retired harm on 81 off 89 balls when he pulled a hamstring jogging a solitary. He’s been ruled out for the rest of the collection and could be sidelined for a thirty day period, placing his Asia Cup prospective clients in doubt.
Just after 40 overs, they had been 1-213 and set up for a significant score.
But Anamul Haque was caught out in the deep for 73 off 62 and Mushfiqur Rahim completed 52 not out from 49.