Shakib Al Hasan leads Bangladesh to series win against Zimbabwe

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scored an excellent unbeaten 96 as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by three wickets in the second One-Day International at the Harare Sports Club on Sunday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-game series.

Zimbabwe posted a competitive 240 for nine in their 50 overs, but the tourist chased the total down with five balls remaining, largely thanks to Shakib’s unbeaten half-century which came off 109 balls.

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After the home side elected to bat, Wessley Madhevere (56) top scored but found little support in the lower order, as left-arm seamer Shoriful Islam (4-46) was the pick of the bowlers.

Bangladesh was in trouble at 173 for seven in its reply, before Shakib and Mohammad Saifuddin (28 not out) put on an unbeaten 69 in 10.4 overs for the eighth wicket to see the team to victory.

The third ODI will be played at the same venue and will be followed by three Twenty20 Internationals.

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