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Tamim stars as Bangladesh edge Zimbabwe to seal series

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match against Bangladesh in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. – AFP
Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal plays a shot during the second one day international (ODI) cricket match against Bangladesh in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. – AFP

SYLHET, Tuesday - Tamim Iqbal struck a career-high 158 -- breaking his own national record -- as Bangladesh overcame a late fightback to beat Zimbabwe by four runs in the second one-day international and seal the three-match series in Sylhet on Tuesday.

Tamim’s first century in nearly two years beat the 154 runs he scored against the same opponents in 2009, as Bangladesh also improved their highest total against Zimbabwe -- made just two days ago -- by a run to post 322-8.

Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam then grabbed 3-52 helping Bangladesh restrict Zimbabwe to 318-8 as Bangladesh, who won Sunday’s first match by 169 runs, took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

All-rounder Sikandar Raza made highest 66 off 57 balls while Tinashe Kamunhukamwe (51), teenager Wesley Madhevere (52), and Donald Tiripano (55 not out) all made maiden fifties but Zimbabwe still fell agonisingly short to suffer their 15 consecutive losses against Bangladesh. The match tilted towards Bangladesh once Raza, who struck five fours and two sixes, left the crease slashing Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza straight to third man fielder Mahmudullah Riyad in the 42nd over.

But Tiripano and Tinotenda Mutombodzi had other ideas as they added 80-run for the eighth wicket to nearly stun Bangladesh.

The partnership ended in the second ball of the final over when Zimbabwe needed 20 runs as Al-Amin Hossain dismissed Mutombodzi for 34 runs.

But Tiripano hit the next two balls for sixes bringing the equation down to six from last two balls, which nevertheless he failed to collect.

Mushfiqur Rahim scored 55 off 50 balls and Mahmudullah made 41, but Tamim stole the spotlight.

Tamim and Mushfiqur put on 87 runs for the third wicket after opener Liton Das and Najmul were run out for nine and six runs respectively.

Mushfiqur was out from a catch at long-off by Tinotenda Mutombodzi off Wesley Madhevere, before Tamim and Mahmudullah added 106 runs for the fourth wicket.

When he reached 84, Tamim became the first Bangladeshi to complete 7,000 runs in ODIs.

He pushed Sean Williams past long off to complete his 12th ODI hundred off 106 balls -- his first ODI century since July 2018.

 


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