Tamim, Shakib leave Zimbabwe team facing tri-nation exit

first_imgTAMIM Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan maintained their fine form as Bangladesh eased to a 91-run victory which leaves Zimbabwe facing a tri-nation series exit.The Tigers, already guaranteed a place in the final on Saturday, exploited Zimbabwe’s batting frailties in Dhaka yesterday, bowling them out for only 125 in reply to 216-9.Tamim made his third successive half-century on a tricky surface, top-scoring with 76 and putting on 106 for the second wicket with Shakib (51) but Graeme Cremer (4-32) and Kyle Jarvis (3-42) did the damage as the hosts collapsed to 170-8.Sunzamul Islam and Mustafizur Rahman took Bangladesh over 200 and Zimbabwe, really needing a win in their final round-robin match to deny Sri Lanka a place in the final, never looked like chasing down their victory target.Shakib (3-34) took his tally of wickets in the tournament to nine after making a second half-century, while Mashrafe Mortaza, Sunzamul and Mustafizur took two wickets apiece as Zimbabwe’s shortcomings were exposed.Sikandar Raza made 39 and Cremer 23 after reaching the 100 ODI wicket-mark, but Bangladesh eased to a bonus-point victory to maintain their 100 per cent record and Zimbabwe dropped below Sri Lanka on net run-rate.Sri Lanka and Bangladesh meet in the last round-robin match tomorrow..last_img

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