Bangladesh team is on Zimbabwe tour. A three-match T20 series has been played on the tour. The hosts won the series 2-1. Now it was the turn of the ODI series. The first ODI match between the two teams was played in Harare on Friday, August 5. In this match, Zimbabwe team won the toss and invited Bangladesh to bat first. Bangladeshi team also took advantage of this opportunity, losing just two wickets in the stipulated 50 overs, hanging 303 runs on the scoreboard. Four batsmen scored half-centuries in the match for Bangladesh, including captain Tamim Iqbal (72), Liton Das (81), Inamul Haque (73) and Mushfiqur Rahim (52), but despite this the team suffered a five-wicket defeat. fell.
Now it was Zimbabwe’s turn, the batsmen of the host team came to the crease to chase the target, but both the openers went on to score just 6 runs. After the fall of the first two wickets, the Bangladeshi bowlers thought they would easily win the match, but little did they know the real challenge was yet to come. Innocent Kaya, who came out to bat at number three for Zimbabwe, found his foot. Wesley Madhevere was batting with him but he got out after scoring 19 runs.
After this, Sikandar Raza came out to bat. Sikandar did such a jugalbandi with the innocent physique that the Bangladesh bowlers could not take any break from him. Innocent Kaya was dismissed for 110 runs in 122 balls for the team during this period. He hit 11 fours and two sixes in his innings. However, Sikandar Raza remained at the crease and continued to take news of the Bangladeshi bowlers. Sikandar remained unbeaten on 135 off 109 balls. He also hit 8 fours and 6 sixes during this.
Sikandar Raza shared a 194-run partnership for the fifth wicket with Kaya (110 runs). With this, Zimbabwe recovered from a poor start of 62 for three and registered a victory at 307 for five. Thanks to the strong batting of Innocent Kaya and Sikandar Raza, Zimbabwe’s team secured their first win against Bangladesh in ODIs since 2013. The second ODI between the two teams will be played on Sunday.