Record Tamim ton leads Bangladesh to 2-0 series lead against Zimbabwe
Sylhet, Bangladesh: Hosts Bangladesh clinched the three-match ODI series 2-0 beating Zimbabwe by four runs in keenly contested 2nd match at Sylhet International Stadium on Tuesday.
Tamim Iqbal hammered record-breaking 158 runs and was adjudged man-of-the-match.
Zimbabwe needed to score six runs in the last ball, but they managed only one run off Al Amin Hossain who conceded 14 runs in the previous five balls of the last over. Zimbabwe offered some serious scare to the Tigers while chasing a big total of 322 runs.
In the eighth wicket stand, Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Donald Tiripano posted 80 runs, the biggest eighth-wicket partnership in ODIs in Bangladesh, with some wonderful batting display. They were the main thread for Bangladesh in this game.
Bangladesh batted first after winning the toss and posted a massive total of 322 runs riding on the record-breaking knock of 158 from Tamim Iqbal who later adjudged man of the match. In reply, Zimbabwe lost three wickets before posting 100 runs on the board.
While Regis Chakbva (2), Brendan Taylor (11) and Sean Williams (14) failed to come up with a perfect reply, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was firm at the other end of the wicket. He posted 51 off 70 balls with five fours and two sixes before falling prey to Taijul Islam.
After losing four wickets for 102, Zimbabwe displayed a tremendous batting show riding on the bats of Wesley Madhevere (52 off 57 with five fours), Sikandar Raza (66 off 57 with five fours and two sixes) and Donald Tiripano (55 off 28 with two fours and five sixes).
In the fifth wicket stand, Raza and Wesley posted 81 runs, which helped Zimbabwe to come back to the game. Taijul removed Wesley to earn a breakthrough for the Tigers.
But in the eighth-wicket, Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Donald Tiripano came up with another thread which was also broken by Taijul. - AFP