Sean Williams’ second ODI hundred helped Zimbabwe to 286/5 in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Friday.
Sean Williams’ second ODI hundred helped Zimbabwe to 286/5 in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Friday.

Sean Williams’ second ODI hundred helped Zimbabwe to 286/5 in the 3rd ODI against Bangladesh at Chittagong on Friday.

Williams’ 129 was ably supported by former captain Brendan Taylor’s 75 and Sikandar Raza’s 40 after the openers departed early. For Bangladesh, spinner Nazmaul Islam picked 2/58 while Mahmudullah was the most economical bowler giving away just 40 runs in his 10 overs.

After being put in to bat, Zimbabwe lost opener Cephas Zhuwao for a three-ball duck – caslted by Mohammad Saifuddin – followed by the wicket of skipper Hamilton Masakadza for two by Abu Hider.

Taylor and Williams then rebuild the Zimbabwe innings after playing out three straight maiden overs early on. The experienced duo added 132 runs for the third wicket and got the run-rate up after the first 10 overs.

Islam though broke the partnership when Taylor top edge a fuller delivery that was easily collected by wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim.

Raza started off with a six of Islam, before settling in scoring 40 off 51 balls. Raza and Williams added 84 runs, before Raza succumbed to Islam. Peter Moor scored 28 to give company to Williams who got to his second ODI hundred off 124 balls with a single towards long-on. He went on to add 29 more runs in his next 19 deliveries helping Zimbabwe  to 286/5.