Nafis, Mashud slam half-centuries as Bangla post 247/9

Published: Saturday, January 29, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Dhaka:Opener Nafis Iqbal and former captain Khaled Mashud struck fine half-centuries as Bangladesh scored 247-9 in the day-night fourth one-day international againstZimbabwe here today.

Iqbal (56) and Mashud (51) came up with timely knocks at the Bangabandhu National Stadium as the home side looked to keep their hopes alive in the five-match series, currently led by Zimbabwe 2-1.

Electing to bat, Bangladesh established the basis for a competitive total thanks to Iqbal, who slammed his second half-century of the series and added a useful 71 for thesecond wicket with Aftab Ahmed (44).

The 20-year-old, who had scored 58 in the second one-dayer at Chittagong earlier this week, struck six fours and a six during his 76-ball innings before he was caught byStuart Matsikenyeri at long-on off spinner Prosper Utseya.

Mashud later took control of the proceedings with a well-paced 62-ball knock, containing a six add two fours. Mashud, who got to his sixth one-day fifty with a six off spinner Brendan Taylor, fell off the next ball as he tried another big shot and was caught by Utseya at long-on.

Taylor also bagged the wickets of all-rounders Mohammad Rafique (one) and Khaled Mahmud (zero) to finish with 3-54.

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