Tamim powers Bangladesh to victory

Published: Monday, November 2, 2009, 10:36 [IST]
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Tamim powers Bangladesh to victory

Dhaka: Opener Tamim Iqbal smashed 80 runs off 72 balls as Bangladesh cruised to a four-wicket victory over Zimbabwe to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match one day series here on Saturday.


Batting first, visitors were bundled out for 196 in 41.1 overs with left-arm spinner Enamul Haque picking up three vital wickets when the visitors looked to be controlling the proceedings. Hamilton Masakadza was the only Zimbabwe batsman to make a sizeable contribution.

In reply, Tamim Iqbal played a brilliant half century and Mohammad Ashraful (63) returned to form to guide the hosts to an easy four wickets victory in 40.4 overs, albeit after some late hiccups.

Tamim, who was declared man of the match, said he rued missing the century.

Bangladesh now need one more win to clinch the series.


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