February 5, 2023

Raza, Madhevere star as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in T20 opener | Cricket News


HARARE: Batsmen Sikandar Raza and Wessly Madhevere starred as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in Harare on Saturday in the primary of a three-match Twenty20 world collection.
Zimbabwe posted 205-3 and limited the vacationers to 188-6 to take the lead in a sequence that continues on Sunday on the identical venue and concludes on Tuesday.

It used to be the 6th consecutive victory by Zimbabwe since former batting star Dave Houghton started a 2d stint as nationwide trainer in June and a thirteenth loss in the closing 14 T20 internationals for Bangladesh.
Pakistan-born Raza, incessantly probably the most prolific Zimbabwe run getter, smashed an unbeaten 65 off 26 balls after coming in at quantity 5, together with 4 sixes and 7 fours.
Madhevere used to be as regards to improving his career-best T20 ranking of 73 when pressured to retire injured halfway throughout the ultimate over having contributed 67 runs.
More wary than Raza, his 46-ball innings incorporated 9 fours and he shared more and more fruitful partnerships with captain Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Raza.
Bangladesh, missing a number of key figures, struggled with their bowling and fielding, and have been at all times in the back of the Zimbabwe run fee of 10.25 as they chased victory.
Wicketkeeper and stand-in skipper Nurul Hasan best scored with 42 off 26 deliveries, hitting 4 sixes and a 4.
Najmul Hossain Shanto used to be the opposite batsman to purpose Zimbabwe some hassle, along with his 37 together with a six and 3 fours.
Luke Jongwe, with 2-34 in 4 overs, used to be the select of the Zimbabwe bowlers at Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe started the collection in a assured temper having received all 5 suits as hosts this month in a qualifying event for the T20 World Cup in Australia right through October and November.
Bangladesh have been weakened by the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim and the retired Tamim Iqbal.