Bangladesh A win series against Zimbabwe A
05 November 2015, Nirapad News: Mohammad Mithun top-scored for the second time in as many games as Bangladesh A clinched the one-day series against Zimbabwe A with a 36-run win in the second match in Harare.
According to espncricinfo.com, Zimbabwe A scored 246 runs for 9 in 50 overs with Chari 69 and Mutombodzi 57 while Taijul Islam bagged 2 wickets.
Put in to bat first, Bangladesh A managed 282 for 6 in 50 overs, thanks to Mithun’s 66 off 91 balls and Shadman Islam’s 47 off 88 balls, as the pair added 112 runs for the second wicket. Mithun had scored a match-winning century in the first match of this series.
Later, it was Mosaddek Hossain Saikat who held the innings together with his unbeaten 50. He added 59 runs for the unbroken seventh-wicket stand with Muktar Ali, who blasted 29 off 11 balls with four boundaries and a six. Their partnership came off a mere 23 deliveries. Donald Tiripano took 3 for 47 for the home side.
Chasing 283 to win, Zimbabwe A were restricted to 246 for 9. Fifties from Brian Chari and the Zimbabwe A captain Tinotenda Mutombodzi were not enough as they lacked big partnerships.
For the visitors, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and seamer Muktar Ali took two wickets each. The third and final one-dayer will be held on November 6.