Shakib Al Hasan lead Bangladesh to face-saving win

Shakib leads Bangladesh to face-saving win   

Captain Shakib Al Hasan lead from the face with a struggle innings of 79 sooner than picking up two wickets as Bangladesh beaten Zimbabwe by 93 runs to succeed the 5th and final ODI at Queens Sports Club on Sunday.

It was Bangladesh's 2nd consecutive succeed, other than Zimbabwe still claimed the series 3-2 to insert to their success in the one-off Test between the two nations.

Subsequent to being position in to bat, Bangladesh made 253-6 out in their 50 overs ahead of Zimbabwe, who lost captain Brendan Taylor for a duck in the2nd over, were all out for 160 with more than 11 overs to additional.

Bangladesh had been 125-5 out at one phase before Shakib Al Hasan, whose 79 came off 71 balls and featured 5*4 boundaries and a 1*6, put on 109 for the sixth wicket partnership with Mahmudullah who made 60 runs.

It is Shakib Al Hasan 21st one-day century.

Mahmudullah was unbeatable at the end of the 50 overs with his runs coming off 67 deliveries with five boundaries and a six to match his skipper in the huge hitting.

Mahmudullah went on to maintain three wickets with his off-breaks for just 13 runs.

Flashy opener Tamim Iqbal also established his return to form with 45 but Mohammad Ashraful, bring back into the side, made only 15 runs even as Imrul Kayes fulfilled a dismal tour with nine.

The innings ended in disturbing situation when Zimbabwe seamer Keegan Meth took a full blooded drive on the chatter when half-way downward the wicket subsequent to bowling a high full toss.

X-rays showed no splinter though he lost two teeth and another was chipped and his injury prohibited him from batting.

In Zimbabwe's reply, Brendon Taylor is caught behind for a duck off the first ball of the 2nd over. It was his 4th breakdown after smashing a century in the first match.

Vusi Sibanda and Hamilton Masakadza dug deep and they put on 57 for the 2nd wicket.

Other than when they went, and the knowledgeable Tatenda Taibu was lbw to Shakib Al Hasan, Zimbabwe were 73-4 out and the game was efficiently up.

Malcolm Waller, subsequent to surviving a missed catch, went on to make a steady 51 off 78 balls, his 2nd career ODI half century.

Other than Elton Chigumbura, on who so much rested, was caught for one and the Zimbabwe tail misshapen.

Zimbabwe will feature a tougher test next month when Pakistan arrives for one Test, three ODIs and two Twenty20s.

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