Tamim Iqbal was nearining his fifty © Getty Images ( File Photo)
Tamim Iqbal was nearining his fifty © Getty Images ( File Photo)

Nov 23, 2014

Bangladesh reached to 77 for no loss at the end of 20 overs of play in the second One-Day International (ODI) played against Zimbabwe at Chittagong on Sunday. Tamim Iqbal and Anamul Haque were both closing in on their half-centuries.

Zimbabwe bowlers did well to keep the Bangladeshi batsmen quiet. The run-rate was close to four. It was a bit of rusty play from Bangladesh openers as they didn’t rotate the strike and relied on occasional boundaries for runs.

Kamungozi, the leg-spinner was introduced in the ninth over of the match.  Panyangara and Chatara opened the bowling for Zimbabwe. There were three boundaries struck in the first five overs- two by Anamul Haque and one by Tamim Iqbal.

Earlier, Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bat first. The match was was started a bit early due to the due factor. Both teams fielded an unchanged squad for this ODI. Bangladesh are already 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series. Bangladesh also won the Test series 3-0.