With a win in the second ODI, Bangladesh took an unassailable 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series.
Shakib Al Hasan played a brilliant innings against Zimbabwe (Pic Credit ICC Twitter)
Man of the match Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh cricket team beat Zimbabwe by three wickets in the third and second ODI on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Shakib played an innings of 96 not out. In his innings, Shakib faced 109 balls and hit eight fours. Among the bowlers too, this all-rounder contributed well and bowled economical. He took two wickets for 42 runs in 10 overs.
Zimbabwe, who batted first, scored 240 runs for the loss of nine wickets in 50 overs on the back of a half-century from Wesley Madhevere (56). Captain Brendan Taylor also contributed 46 runs for the team. For Bangladesh, Shariful Islam took four wickets for 46 runs. Bangladesh achieved this target by losing seven wickets with five balls to spare and won the series.
Shakib held one end
Chasing the target of 241 runs, Bangladesh continued to lose wickets. The team was struggling in the 39th over, losing the seventh wicket for 173 runs, but Shakib remained at one end. He made an unbroken partnership of 69 runs for the eighth wicket with Mohammad Soufuddin (28 not out) and gave the team victory in the last over. For Bangladesh, captain Tamim Iqbal contributed 20, second match centurion Liton Das 21, Mahamudullah contributed 26 runs.
Zimbabwe batsmen failed
Earlier, Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat first. Captain Taylor and Wesley somehow handled the team’s batting and helped the team take the 200-cross. Apart from these two, Dion Myres contributed 34, Regis Chakawa and Sikandar Raza contributed 30 runs. Apart from Islam and Shakib, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan Miraj took one wicket each for Bangladesh.
Bangladesh got 10 points by winning this match played under the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League 2020-2022, which made it 70 points from 11 matches and the team is second only to England in the table. The third match of the series will be played on July 20.
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