Tamim Iqbal’s ton helps Bangladesh thrash Zimbabwe

Harare: Bangladesh have extended their perfect record in the ongoing tour of Zimbabwe by completing a 3-0 sweep of the ODI series. Tamim Iqbal scored a quickfire hundred on Tuesday in the ODI series finale as Bangladesh sealed a 5-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club.

Tamim made 112 off 97 balls to set the foundation as Bangladesh easily chased down a competitive target, reaching 302-5 with two overs to spare in reply to Zimbabwe’s 298.

Bangladesh wasted no time in their reply with an 88-run opening partnership between Tamim and Liton Das who dominated the hosts’ bowling attack.

Zimbabwe had hopes of a consolation victory after losing the first two ODIs when they were sent into bat and came close to a 300-run tally.

Opener Regis Chakabva hammered 84 off 91 balls and Sikandar Raza (54) and Ryan Burl (59) weighed in with decent contributions on a flat track but Zimbabwe were undone by a poor bowling display.

Bangladesh also won the one-off Test between the sides this month. They will now play three Twenty20 internationals in Harare starting on Friday.

Agency