Taijul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan (above) and Jubair Hossain just tore apart the batting line-up for the visitors © AFP
Taijul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan (above) and Jubair Hossain just tore apart the batting line-up for the visitors © AFP

Dec 1, 2014

Zimbabwe were bundled out for 128 in only 30 overs against Bangladesh in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Shere-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. Hamilton Masakadza was the highest scorer of the innings scoring 52.

Earlier Zimbabwe had won the toss and elected to bat first. They made three changes from the previous match as Regis Chakabva, Peter Moor and Nevile Madziva were rested while John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara and Sikandar Raza coming in. Bangladesh on the other hand rested Mominul Haque, Rubel Hossain and Imrum Kayes for this final game.

Zimbabwe started on a shaky note after opener Sikandar Raza was dismissed for just nine off Mashrafe Mortaza. However, it was his fellow opener, Hamilton Maskadza who put up a good stand with Vusi Sibanda. They had a 79-run partnership for the second wicket. Masakadza scored his 25th ODI half-century before falling for 52 off Jubair Hossain.

Soon to follow him was Brendan Taylor for just nine followed by Vusi Sibanda for 37. Follwoing their departure, no batsmen could last long enough and eventually fell like a pile of cards as bowlers Taijul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan and Hossain just tore apart the batting line-up for the visitors.

Taijul Islam took a hat-trick to trouble the tail and it is quite remarkable that it came on ODI debut. No other batsmen apart form Masakadza and Sibanda were able to get to the double figures as they ended up getting bowled out for 128 with Elton Chigumbura being the only batsman to remain not out.

Brief scores:

Zimbabwe 128 in 30 overs (H Masakadza 52, V Sibanda 37; T Islam 4 for 11, S Al Hasan 3 for 30) vs Bangladesh.

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