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Bangladesh outplay Zimbabwe regardless of Waller heroics

Malcolm Waller and Graeme Cremer did exceedingly properly however Zimbabwe nonetheless fell brief of their first Twenty20 Worldwide towards Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday (November thirteen). Bangladesh bowled Zimbabwe out for 131 in 19.three overs on a docile pitch earlier than crossing the goal in 17.four overs with 4 wickets in hand to go 1-zero up within the two-match collection.

Waller struck sixty eight runs off 31 balls as Zimbabwe recovered from a disastrous begin to get to a good rating. Cremer then completed with three for 29, together with two wickets in a single over, nevertheless it was not ok for Zimbabwe to finish their dismal run on the tour that they had misplaced the previous One-Day Worldwide collection three-zero.

After Bangladesh opted to area, Mashrafe Mortaza and Al-Amin Hossain struck early to scale back Zimbabwe to 10 for three inside three overs earlier than Sean Williams (15) and Craig Ervine (20) provided some resistance. Waller joined Ervine after Nasir Hossain had bowled Williams to go away Zimbabwe tottering at 38 for four, and launched a direct counter-assault to take 17 runs off Jubair Hossains first over. He then scored 20 off the subsequent over by Nasir and accomplished his 50 off simply 20 balls, Zimbabwes quickest in T20Is.

Waller, who hit 4 fours and 4 sixes, was ultimately dismissed by Mustafizur Rahman as Liton Das took a catch at deep midwicket. Mustafizur claimed 2 for sixteen whereas Mortaza, Al-Amin and Jubair grabbed two wickets apiece. In Bangladeshs reply, Tamim Iqbal prime scored with 31, whereas Mahmudullah added an unbeaten 22, and Mortaza hit Luke Jongwe for a straight six to finish the sport with tons to spare.

The second match of the collection will probably be held on the similar venue on Sunday.

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