Bangladesh 303 for two (Litton 81, Anamul 73, Raza 1-48) v Zimbabwe
This is the primary time that Bangladesh have crossed the 300-run mark in 50-over cricket whereas shedding solely two wickets. It was usually clean crusing after Tamim and Litton gave them a great 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 total. The openers’ good begin was adopted up by Anamul’s 73, however his was a extra speedy 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 wanting like Litton had discovered peak rhythm however, shortly afterwards, he pulled his hamstring whereas taking a fast single and was stretchered off the sphere and into a close-by hospital for scans.
Anamul saved up the strain on the Zimbabwe bowlers, reaching his fifty off 47 balls, quicker than Tamim and Litton. He bought to the mark with a straight six off Milton Shumba. It was his first half-century for Bangladesh in eight years.
But 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 have been already feeling the pinch of taking part in with an inexperienced bowling line-up, misplaced Ryan Burl’s providers within the twenty first over when he suffered a aspect pressure whereas fielding.
The dwelling aspect ended up utilizing eight bowlers, with out a lot luck, as they saved seeking to break Bangladesh’s massive partnerships.