Shoriful takes four as Bangladesh restrict Zimbabwe to 240

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18th July, 2021 05:57:25 PM printer

Shoriful takes four as Bangladesh restrict Zimbabwe to 240

Bangladesh left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam bagged four wickets conceding 46 runs— his career best — in the second of three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe in the Harare Sports Club. 

Riding on Shoriful’s bowling excellence, Bangladesh managed to wrap Zimbabwe for 240/9 in 50 overs. 

Wesley Madhevere was the best batsman for Zimbabwe scoring 56 off 63 balls with five fours and one six. Brendan Taylor (46), Dion Myers (34) and Sikandar Raza (30) also did well with the bats. 

While Shorfiul scalped four for Bangladesh, Shakib Al Hasan took two, and Taskin Ahmed, Mehidy Hasan Miraz and Mohammad Saifuddin bagged one wicket each. 

Bangladesh won the series opener by a big margin of 155 runs, riding on the fourth ODI hundred by Liton Das. Afif Hossain and Mehidy Hasan Miraz have also done well with the bat. 

In reply to Bangladesh’s 276, Zimbabwe tumbled for 121 despite a fifty by Regis Chakabva. Bangladesh’s premium spinner Shakib Al Hasan bagged five wickets for 30 runs to guide the Tigers to an emphatic win. 

So, the second match came as an opportunity to seal the series for the Tigers. 

This series is a part of the World Cup Super League. The top seven teams of this event along with the shots, India, will qualify directly to the World Cup 2023. 

Bangladesh (Playing XI): Tamim Iqbal(c), Liton Das(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam

Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Regis Chakabva(w), Brendan Taylor(c), Dion Myers, Sikandar Raza, Wesley Madhevere, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava