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Mosaddek’s five-for earns win for Tigers

Published : 31 Jul 2022 09:40 PM | Updated : 01 Aug 2022 04:15 PM

Bangladesh thumped Zimbabwe by 7 wickets to level the 3-match T20 series in Zimbabwe’s Harare on Sunday.

Tigers have come back strongly after losing the first game and set it up nicely for the series decider on Tuesday. Credit goes to Mosaddek Hossain’s brilliant five-for which set the tone of the match for Bangladesh.

Batting first, Zimbabwe scored a decent total of 135/8. The total was never going to challenge Bangladesh and the only way for Zimbabwe was to pick early wickets, but Litton Das ensured that didn't happen as he blazed away in the powerplay. The right-handed opener was in the mood to finish it early and scored his fifty off just 30 balls. 

He departed soon after and was followed by Anamul Haque, Zimbabwe had a glimmer of hope at that point, but since the asking rate was below 6 rpo, Afif Hossain and Shanto could take their time and ensure Bangladesh chase it down comfortably. 

Earlier, Mosaddek Hossain picked up a 5-fer and dismantled Zimbabwe's top order, but the Raza-Burl partnership got them to a respectable total. 

Bangladesh T20 skipper Nurul Hasan said, “Great performance from the boys. The bowlers did really well especially Mosaddek and then Litton set it up with the bat. I would have bowled first if we had won the toss. We will go ahead and do our best in the last game.”

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