Bangladesh scored 271 runs losing 8 wickets in all 50 overs against Zimbabwe, snatching Zimbabwe's chance to win in Bangladesh in the first ODI match at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.
Imrul Kayes has slammed his third ODI century and kept Bangladesh on course with the bat against Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Mirpur.
The left-handed Bangladeshi smasher bagged 144 runs off 140 balls hitting 13 fours and six sixes.
The opener registered his third ODI hundred to push Tigers past the 200-run mark and it was fifty for Saifuddin when he smashed three fours and one six from 69 balls for Bangladesh.
Fazle Mahmud makes his debut in Bangladesh ODI cricket today while Sikandar replaced Elton Chigumbura and Cephas Zhuwao was picked ahead of Solomon Mire and will open the batting in the first ODI at Mirpur.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza won the toss and decided to bat first against Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka Sunday.
Bangladesh’s Soumya Sarkar and Rubel Hossain were replaced by the 30-year old debutant Fazle Mahmud and fast bowler Mohammad Saifuddin against Zimbabwe.
Brandon Mavuta breaks the 49-run stand for the third wicket while Mushfiqur Rahim scored only 15 runs off 20. Mithun, Mahmudullah and Mehidy Hasan fall in quick succession.
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Liton Das, Imrul Kayes, Fazle Mahmud, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mehidy Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Nazmul Islam, Mustafizur Rahman
Zimbabwe (Playing XI): Hamilton Masakadza(c), Cephas Zhuwao, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor(w), Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Peter Moor, Donald Tiripano, Brandon Mavuta, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara.