Mosaddek five-for, Litton fifty level series for Bangladesh...

Mosaddek five-for, Litton fifty level series for Bangladesh

 Sports Desk

 Published: 08:33 PM, 31 July 2022   Updated: 08:43 PM, 31 July 2022

Mosaddek five-for, Litton fifty level series for Bangladesh- Photo: Collected

Mosaddek five-for, Litton fifty level series for Bangladesh- Photo: Collected

Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 7 wickets in the second T20I to level the series 1-1 at Harare Sports Club today. After winning the toss Zimbabwe decided to bat first in the second T20I of the series against Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club today. Spinner Mosaddek Hossain's maiden five-for helped Bangladesh to restrict host Zimbabwe to 135/8 in 20 overs. In reply, Bangladesh chased the target down in 17.3 overs losing only three wickets. Liton Das 56 off 33, was the best batter for Tigers while Afif Hossain scored 30 off 28 not out and Najmul Hossain Shanto made 19 off 20 not out. 

Chasing the target Bangladesh got good start as openers Liton Das and Munim added 37 runs for the opening stand before the latter got dismissed for 7 off 8. Liton and Anamul Haque Bijoy took the helm on their shoulders and post 41 runs for the second wickets stand which kept Bangladesh in the match. Before got lbw by Williams Liton made 33-ball 56, his innings adorned with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Anamul Haque Bijoy (16 off 15) got dismissed in quick succession by Sikandar Raza left Bangladesh a little bit trouble. But Afif Hossain's 30 off 28 not out and Najmul Hossain Shanto's 19 off 20 helped Bangladesh to come out from the unpleasant situation. 

For Zimbabwe, Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava and Sean Williams took one wicket apiece.

Earlier, after chosing to bat first Zimbabwe lost opener Regis Chakabva (0) in the very first ball off Mosaddek Hossain who also got Wessly Madhevere for 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.