Bangladesh 303 for two (Litton 81, Anamul 73, Raza 1-48) v Zimbabwe
That is the primary time that Bangladesh have crossed the 300-run mark in 50-over cricket whereas dropping solely two wickets. It was usually easy crusing after Tamim and Litton gave them a very good begin regardless of being despatched in to bat throughout an early morning begin. The pair struck 62 and 81 respectively, including 119 for the opening partnership, their second 100-plus stand this 12 months, and fourth general. The openers’ good begin was adopted up by Anamul’s 73, however his was a extra fast knock, with six fours and three sixes.
Litton reached his seventh ODI fifty within the thirtieth over and celebrated it with three consecutive fours off Wellington Masakadza. He struck Richard Ngarava with a swivel-pull within the following over, earlier than hitting Victor Nyauchi for a straight six and 4. It was trying like Litton had discovered peak rhythm however, shortly afterwards, he pulled his hamstring whereas taking a fast single and was stretchered off the sector and into a close-by hospital for scans.
Anamul saved up the stress on the Zimbabwe bowlers, reaching his fifty off 47 balls, sooner than Tamim and Litton. He obtained to the mark with a straight six off Milton Shumba. It was his first half-century for Bangladesh in eight years.
However Bangladesh, after making 51 within the 5 overs from the forty first to forty fifth, made solely 39 within the subsequent 5 as Zimbabwe’s seamers made up for his or her earlier profligacy with pin-point yorkers.
Zimbabwe, who had been already feeling the pinch of enjoying with an inexperienced bowling line-up, misplaced Ryan Burl’s companies within the twenty first over when he suffered a aspect pressure whereas fielding.
The house aspect ended up utilizing eight bowlers, with out a lot luck, as they saved trying to break Bangladesh’s huge partnerships.