Bangladesh start Tri-Nation Series with victory

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Zimbabwe : 170/10 in 49 overs (Raza 52, Moor 33, Taylor 24; Shakib 3/43, Rubel 2/24, Mustafizur 2/29)

Bangladesh : 171/2 in 28.3 overs (Tamim 84, Shakib 37, Anamul 19; Raza 2/53)

Result : Bangladesh won by 8 wickets.

Player of the Match : Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh have started the ROCKET Tri-Nation ODI Series 2018 with a comfortable 8-wicket victory over Zimbabwe.

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza won the toss and opted to bowl first at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium. Shakib Al Hasan gave two early breakthrough to Bangladesh by picking up the wickets of Mire and Ervine. After that, Zimbabwe kept losing wickets in regular interval and were all out for 170 in 49 overs. Sikandar Raza scored the highest knock of 53. Shakib bagged 3 wickets for 43.

In reply Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque gave a good start to Bangladesh. Anamul was dismissed after scoring 19. Then Tamim and Shakib added 70 runs in the 2nd wicket partnership. Raza trapped Shakib lbw on 37. Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim’s unbeaten 63-run stand helped Bangladesh to seal a 8-wicket win in 28.3 overs.

Shakib Al Hasan was named man of the match for his all-round performance.