Bangladesh A set up massive win in 1st unofficial one day
04 November 2015,Nirapad News: A brilliant hundred from Mohammad Mithun enabled Bangladesh A to take 1-0 lead of the three-match series crushing Zimbabwe A by 138 runs in the first one-day match held on Monday in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Invited to bat first by Zimbabwe, the second string Bangladesh side recovered from the early loss of Rony Talukdar through a 77-run second-wicket stand between Mithun and Shadman Islam, who made 58 off 89 balls with eight fours.
Mithun was dismissed for 100 off 103 balls laced six boundaries and three sixers, and was also involved in a 65-run, third-wicket stand with Naeem Islam, who chipped in with useful 27 runs.
Mosaddek Hossain Saikat played a brief hurricane innings towards the end, cracking two sixes in his 12-ball off 22-run, but Zimbabwe A pulled it back well. Brian Vitori and Ryan Burl took two wickets each, while Donald Tiripano, Chris Mpofu and Tapiwa Mufudza contributed a wicket apiece.
In reply, the home side, however, started poorly, losing their some early top order batsmen and finally dismissed at a paltry total of 114 in 37 overs.
The first four Zimbabwe A batsmen failed to put up a personal score of more than six runs, and only Burl top-scored with an unbeaten 41 off 77 balls. He saw the rest of the batting line-up crumble to the off-spinner Mahmudul Hasan, who ended up with four wickets for 30 runs.
Besides, Mohammad Shahid and Abu Jayed joined the party picking up two wickets each.
The second match between the two side will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at the same venue.