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Mustafizur Rahman claimed his
third five-for in only his ninth
match as Bangladesh swept Zim-
babwe in the One-Day Interna-
tional series with a 61-run win
Rahman returned figures of 5-
34 to help bowl out Zimbabwe,
chasing 277, for 215 in 43.3 overs.
Bangladesh compiled a
"This is an exceptional year for
us," Bangladesh captain Mashrafe
Bin Mortaza said. "Mustafizur is
the great revelation of the year. He
continues impressing us and I hope
he will keep it up."
Sean Williams was the highest
scorer for the visitors with 64.
Captain Elton Chigumbura scored
45, and Malcolm Waller 32.
Williams shared significant part-
nerships with Chigumbura and
Waller, but Rahman ensured there
would be no hiccup in their bid to
sweep a second straight three-
match series over Zimbabwe.
Left-arm fast bowler Rahman,
who stormed onto the international
cricket scene with consecutive five
and six-wicket hauls against India
last June, left Zimbabwe in a pre-
carious situation after dismissing
openers Chamu Chibhabha (4) and
Regis Chakabva (17) for 43-2.
Offspinner Nasir Hossain got
Craig Ervine to leave the visitors
reeling at 47-3, but Williams came
up with solid resistance to raise
hopes of avoiding the whitewash.
He shared 80 runs with
Chigumbura before the latter was
undone by a quicker delivery off
legspinner Sabbir Rahman.
Waller also gave handy support,
as he and Williams added a further
59 runs to keep the side in con-
tention. Fast bowler Al-Amin Hos-
sain removed Waller to break the
But the crucial breakthrough
came when Mortaza nailed
Williams, who hit five fours in his
84-ball knock, with a short deliv-
ery.Zimbabwe was at 186-6 and
Rahman stepped up.
He was a hat trick after getting
rid of Sikandar Raza (9) and Luke
Jongwe (11). Sabbir Rahman caught
a stunner to gift Rahman the wick-
et of Raza, as he ran from mid-on
and dived full-length to his left to
complete the catch at mid-off.
Rahman still achieved a five-
for, taking out Tinashe Panyangara
(3) with his stock cutter delivery.
For Bangladesh, openers Tamim
Iqbal and Imrul Kayes scored 73
each and combined for a 147-run
Their effort was complemented
by Mahmudullah, who made 52,
his first half-century since the
Cricket World Cup, before he was
run out on the second-to-last ball
of the innings.
Bangladesh would have expected
to score 300-plus for the first time
in the series after the start by Iqbal
and Kayes on a pitch that was a batting
paradise, but Zimbabwe fired back with
a flurry of wickets.
The opening stand looked set to break
the national record for the first wicket
of 170 runs, until offspinner Raza con-
fused Kayes with a delivery that had
slight turn. Chakabva comfortably did
the rest by stumping Kayes, who struck
six fours and four sixes.
Iqbal, also comfortable, was undone
by a googly from legspinner Graeme
Cremer to be stumped at 173-2 after
hitting six fours and one six in his 98-
Mushfiqur Rahim, the mainstay of
the middle order, attempted to keep
pushing the score until he, too, was
stumped for 28 off 25 balls, attempting
to charge offspinner Waller.
Rahim s dismissal left the onus on
out-of-form Mahmdullah to rally the
side, but wickets tumbled around him
with Zimbabwe bowlers operating with
Mahmudullah was finally run out on
the penultimate delivery, but his 52 off
40 balls was studded by five fours and
a six, and put Bangladesh back on top.
T Iqbal st Chakabva b Cremer
I Kayes st Chakabva b Raza
M Rahim st Chakabva b Waller
L Das c sub (Masakadza) b Cremer 17
Mahmudullah run out
S Rahman c Cremer b Jongwe
N Hossain c Cremer b Jongwe
M Mortaza b Panyangara
A Sunny not out
M Rahman run out
Extras: (2lb, 8w, 2nb)
TOTAL: (for 9 wickets)
Fall of wickets: 1-147, 2-173, 3-190, 4-222,
5-226, 6-226, 7-263, 8-275, 9-276.
Did not bat: Al-Amin Hossain.
Bowling: Tinashe Panyangara 10-1-49-1
(2nb), Taurai Muzarabani 4-1-21-0, Luke
Jongwe 9-0-50-2 (3w), Elton Chigumbura
6-0-29-0, Sikandar Raza 8-1-48-1 (4w),
Graeme Cremer 10-0-53-2 (1w), Malcolm
C Chibhabha b MRahman
R Chakabva c Nasir b MRahman
C Ervine lbw b Nasir
S Williams c S Rahman b Mortaza 64
E Chigumbura b SRahman
M Waller c Nasir b Al-Amin
S Raza c SRahman b MRahman
L Jongwe c SRahman b MRahman 11
G Cremer not out
T Panyangara c and b MRahman
T Muzarabani c and b Sunny
Extras: (2lb, 2w)
TOTAL: (all out)
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-43, 3-47, 4-127, 5-
186, 6-188, 7-207, 8-207, 9-214, 10-215.
Bowling: Mustafizur Rahman 8-0-34-5
(1w), Mashrafe Bin Mortaza 9-0-40-1
(1w), Nasir Hossain 7-0-36-1, Al-Amin
Hossain 8-0-44-1, Arafat Sunny 9.3-0-47-1,
Sabbir Rahman 2-0-12-1.
Result: Bangladesh wins by 61 runs.
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