Brendan Taylor hit four boundaries and a six during his 72-ball innings © Getty Images
Brendan Taylor hit four boundaries and a six during his 72-ball innings © Getty Images (File Photo)

Nov 21, 2014

Zimbabwe were dealt a major blow during their chase of the 282-run target when they lost the wicket of well-settled Brendan Taylor, who was caught behind by Bangladeshi wicket-keeper Mushfiqur Rahim off the bowling of opposition skipper Mashrafe Mortaza at a score of 54 off 72 balls. This also happened to be Mushfiqur Rahim’s 99th ODI catch as a wicket-keeper. With half the side back in the pavilion by now, the presence of skipper Elton Chigumbura is the last source of hope for the tourists.

Bangladesh had earlier posted a score of 281 for seven at the end of their quota of 50 overs, after they were put to bat by the Zimbabweans. Sabbir Rahman and Arafat Sunny were unbeaten on scores of 44 and one respectively. Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for Bangladesh with scores of 101 and 65 respectively, while Tinashe Panyangara was the pick among the Zimbabwean bowlers with figures of  three for 66. Tendai Chatara  was the destructor-in-chief during the early part of the Bangladeshi innings, and ended with figures of two for 48.

Bangladesh decided top award legspinner his maiden ODI cap and medium-pacer Al-Amin Hossain made his way back in to the side after getting his action cleared by International Cricket Council (ICC). Zimbabwe, on the other hand, decided to field debutant Solomon Mire. Both teams have a captain different from the Test one, with Mashrafe Mortaza and Elton Chigumbura taking over the reigns from Mushfiqur Rahim and Brendan Taylor for Bangladesh and Zimbabwe respectively.

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