Raza, Madhevere star as Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh by 17 runs in T20 opener | Cricket Information – Occasions of India

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

It was the sixth consecutive victory by Zimbabwe since former batting star Dave Houghton started a second stint as nationwide coach in June and a thirteenth loss within the final 14 T20 internationals for Bangladesh.
Pakistan-born Raza, typically 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 was near bettering his career-best T20 rating of 73 when pressured to retire injured halfway by way of the ultimate over having contributed 67 runs.
Extra cautious than Raza, his 46-ball innings included 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 behind the Zimbabwe run price of 10.25 as they chased victory.
Wicketkeeper and stand-in skipper Nurul Hasan high scored with 42 off 26 deliveries, hitting 4 sixes and a 4.
Najmul Hossain Shanto was the opposite batsman to trigger Zimbabwe some hassle, along with his 37 together with a six and three fours.
Luke Jongwe, with 2-34 in 4 overs, was the decide of the Zimbabwe bowlers at Harare Sports activities Membership.
Zimbabwe started the collection in a assured temper having gained all 5 matches as hosts this month in a qualifying match for the T20 World Cup in Australia throughout October and November.
Bangladesh have been weakened by the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mushfiqur Rahim and the retired Tamim Iqbal.