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ZIM vs BAN: Sikandar Raza’s scintillating century helps Zimbabwe win over Bangladesh

ZIM vs BAN: Zimbabwe registered a massive five-wicket win over Bangladesh in the first match of the three-match ODI series. With this win, Zimbabwe is ahead 1-0 in the series. After winning the toss, Zimbabwe decided to bowl first. Batting first, Bangladesh scored 303 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 2 wickets. Liton Das scored the highest 81 runs for Bangladesh. He retired hurt. Apart from this, Anamul Haque scored 73, Tamim Iqbal 62, Mushfiqur Rahim scored 52 not out and Mahmudulla scored 20 not out. Zimbabwe defeated Bangladesh by 5 wickets by scoring 307 runs in 48.2 overs, thanks to an unbeaten 135 from Sikandar Raza and 110 runs from Innocent Kaia.

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  • Brilliant batting from Sikandar and Innocent
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Brilliant batting from Sikandar and Innocent

Chasing a target of 304 runs, Zimbabwe were struggling for the loss of 3 wickets at 62, but after this Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaiya shared 192 runs for the fourth wicket to secure Zimbabwe’s victory. Innocent Kaiya scored 110 runs in 122 balls with 11 fours and 2 sixes while Sikandar Raza scored an unbeaten 135 off 109 balls with 6 sixes and 8 fours to help Zimbabwe win.

Bangladesh flop bowling
Bangladesh’s bowling, already defeated in the T20 series, remained ineffective in the first ODI as well and could not defend the target of 303 runs. All Bangladesh bowlers proved to be ineffective and expensive. For this, credit will also have to be given to the Zimbabwe batsmen who gave their team a tremendous victory without giving any chance to the Bangladesh bowlers.

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