Bangladesh won by 3 wickets against Zimbabwe in 2nd ODI

Shakib claimed two wickets and scored 96* runs to help the visitors chase down a target of 241.


Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in a close match on Sunday in Harare by 3 wickets. Shakib Al Hasan again showed his all-around skills and contributed in both departments to lead Bangladesh to victory.

Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first. Zimbabwe scored 240 for 9 against Bangladesh in the second One-Day International, a far better batting effort than the first ODI when they were bowled out for 121 runs.

Wessley Madhevere top-scored with 56 runs, but it was his 63-run sixth-wicket stand with Sikandar Raza that helped Zimbabwe pass the 200-run threshold. After Brendan Taylor was controversially dismissed midway through the play after the TV umpire adjudged him hit wicket, the duo formed a partnership and put some runs on the board.

Bangladesh’s bowlers, on the other hand, were very disciplined with the ball. Apart from a few runs, they kept chipping away at the hosts’ wickets. Shoriful Islam, in particular, drew attention by claiming a four in his bowling spell. Shakib Al Hasan claimed two wickets to his name.

In response to Zimbabwe’s 240 runs, Bangladesh did a decent start, but Zimbabwe bowlers put some pressure by taking key wickets of the visitors.
Bangladesh was in trouble while chasing because the visitors kept losing wickets in short intervals. Shakib Al Hasan fought a lone battle and scored a match-winning 96* to help the visitors chase down a target of 241. He was named the man of the match for his all-around performance.

Bangladesh has extended their winning run over Zimbabwe, sealing their 18th ODI win in a row. This was also their fifth successive ODI series win. Bangladesh leads the 3 match ODI series by 2-0. The third ODI will be played on Tuesday.