Zimbabwe beats Bangladesh in T20 tri-series opener
A half-century by opener Hamilton Masakadza set up an 11-run win
for Zimbabwe over Bangladesh in the opening match of the Twenty20
tri-series on Sunday.
Masakadza hit four sixes in his 62 off 35 balls at Harare Sports
Club to kick-start Zimbabwe’s innings of 154-6. Captain Brendan
Taylor added a measured 38 off 47.
Fast bowler Chris Mpofu then took 2-20 to help restrict
Bangladesh to 143-5.
Tamim Iqbal (38) and Mohammad Ashraful combined for a 61-run
opening stand, but Bangladesh lost 4-38 afterward to fall
Seamer Kyle Jarvis dismissed Mahmudullah in the last over to
seal victory, with Nasir Hossain stranded on 29 not out.
Bangladesh plays the other team in the series, South Africa, in
the next game on Tuesday.