Zimbabwe post 135/8 despite Mosaddek`s five-for...

Zimbabwe post 135/8 despite Mosaddek`s five-for

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 06:49 PM, 31 July 2022   Updated: 08:38 PM, 31 July 2022

Zimbabwe post 135/8 despite Mosaddek`s five-for

Zimbabwe post 135/8 despite Mosaddek`s five-for

Spinner Mosaddek Hossain's maiden five-for helped Bangladesh to restrict host Zimbabwe to 135/8 in the second T20I of the series.

After winning the toss Zimbabwe decided to bat first in the second T20I of the series against Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club today. But they lost opener Regis Chakabva (0) in the very first ball off Mosaddek Hossain who also dismissed Wessly Madhevere (4) in the last ball of the over.

Zimbabwe reduced to 31/5 in 6.5 overs. Mosaddek Hossain bagged all five wickets for Bangladesh while his fellow bowlers kept Zimbabwe in check.

Sikandar Raza and Ryan Burl took the helm on their shoulders. The duo added 80 off 65 balls in the sixth wicket stand before the latter was bowled out by Hasan Mahmud for 32 off 31. 

It was full and slow on off from Mustafizur Rahman and Raza went for a kill over cover but didn't get enough power. Got a lot of elevation but only to find Shahriar at cover 116/7. Before being dismissed he scored team highest 62 off 53, his innings adorned with four fours and 2 sixes.

Luke Jongwe's 11 off 5 helped Zimbabwe to post 135/8 after 20 overs.

Mosaddek Hossain was the best bowler for Bangladesh 5/20, his first five wickets haul in T20I. He is the fourth Bangladeshi bowler to bag five wickets in T20I, following Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman and Elias Sunny.