Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe: Shakib Al Hasan outspins Zimbabwe

Bangladeshi players congratulate teammate Shakib Al Hasan after the dismissal of Zimbabwe's Craig Ervine. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team Dhaka Division, Bangladesh Jan 15, 2018, 10.26 AM (IST)

The first match of tri-nation ODI Series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is underway.

Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl.

Batting first, Zimbabwe couldn't score much and had to settle for 170 runs after being destroyed by the stunning spell of Bangladeshi bowlers.

Bangladesh created pressure by taking wickets at regular intervals and restricted the Zimbabwe team at a lower total.

Zimbabwe had a crashing start as they lost 2 wickets in the first over.

Shakib-al-Hasan was magnificent in his spell and took two early wickets of Solomon Mire and Craig Ervine. 

Hamilton Masakadza fell prey to skipper Mashrafe Mortaza and lost his wicket after scoring 15 odd runs.

Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza tried scoring and created a partnership of 21 runs before Taylor lost his wicket to Mustafizur at 24. 

Later, Raza defended his wicket and tried to push the run rate. He found a determined ally in Peter Moor and they both had put up a 50-run partnership.

Sikandar Raza was playing defensive but was run out by Shakib and Rahim. The rest of the team wrapped up quickly.

Bangladesh bowlers confounded Zimbabwe's batting order.

Sunzamul Islam got one wicket, Mustafizur Rahman got two wickets and Rubel Hossain marked a milestone of taking 100 wickets after blowing off the stumps of Tendai Chatara.

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Fall of wickets:

2-1 (Solomon Mire, 0.1), 2-2 (Craig Ervine, 0.3), 30-3 (Hamilton Masakadza, 7.6), 51-4 (Brendan Taylor, 16.4), 81-5 (Malcolm Waller, 25.4), 131-6 (Sikandar Raza, 39.1), 161-7 (Graeme Cremer, 45.3), 167-8 (Peter Moor, 47.3), 167-9 (Tendai Chatara, 47.4), 170-10 (Blessing Muzarabani, 48.6).