Liton Das’ record ton helps Bangladesh sweep Zimbabwe in ODIs
By: AP | Sylhet |

Published: March 7, 2020 2:43:13 am

The Bangladesh crew pose for a photograph following their ODI sequence victory over Zimbabwe. (Source: Twitter/BCBTigers) 

Opener Liton Das hit a nationwide record 176 runs as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 123 runs and swept the three-match one-day worldwide cricket sequence on Friday.

Das and Tamim Iqbal, 128 not out, mixed for 292 in the opening stand, the crew’s highest ODI partnership for any wicket. Bangladesh remarkably put up 322-3 in a recreation which grew to become 43-overs-a-side after rain halted the match for two half of hours.

Zimbabwe was set 342 to win from 43 overs to keep away from the clear sweep for a fourth straight time by the hands of Bangladesh. But it might handle solely 218 in 37.Three overs.

Das confronted 143 balls and smashed 16 fours and eight sixes for his third ODI century and second in the sequence. His 176 changed as Bangladesh’s highest particular person rating the 158 by Iqbal three days in the past.

Iqbal’s 13th ODI century and second in as many matches got here off 109 balls. He hit seven fours and 6 sixes.

Das and Iqbal had their stand on 182 when rain stopped the sport in the 34th over. They added 110 runs in 7.Three extra overs earlier than being separated.

Das accomplished his century earlier than the interruption, and was reprieved on 107 by a no-ball, and dropped on 122 and 144 by Sikandar Raza and Wesley Madhevere respectively. He was lastly caught by Raza at lengthy on off Carl Mumba, ending the record partnership, the third finest opening stand in ODI historical past.

Mumba later took the wicket of Mahmudullah (3) and debutant Afif Hossain (7) to complete with 3-69 off eight overs.

Bangladesh received the primary match by a record 169-run margin, and the second match by 4 runs.

In his final match as ODI captain, Mashrafe Mortaza earned his 50th win by giving Bangladesh the breakthrough in Zimbabwe’s reply, dismissing opener Tinashe Kamunhukmawe for 4.

Mohammad Saifuddin eliminated out-of-form Brendan Taylor for 14 and completed with a career-best 4-41. With left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claiming 2-38, the bowlers didn’t enable Zimbabwe to provide a big partnership. The finest was 46.

Sikandar Raza fought exhausting earlier than he was the ninth batsman out for 61 off 50. Wesley Madhevere made 42.

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