Saifuddin’s three-fer keeps Zimbabwe to 246

Saifuddin’s three-fer keeps Zimbabwe to 246

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Taylor scored 75 to give Zimbabwe a fighting score.   Saifuddin’s three-fer keeps Zimbabwe to 246 prv 1540383600

Taylor scored 75 to offer Zimbabwe a preventing rating. © AFP

Brendan Taylor’s 75 steered Zimbabwe to 246 for 7 within the second ODI towards Bangladesh in Chittagong – a match the guests have to win so as to maintain the three-match sequence alive. The common first-innings rating on the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is 201 however given how well-grassed the pitch is and the way 11 out of 17 matches have been gained by the chasing group, Zimbabwe look a bit quick, particularly towards a group that is crushed them 11 instances within the final 11 ODIs between the edges.

Zimbabwe coach Lalchand Rajput had urged the top-five batsmen to face up after the loss within the first ODI, and Taylor responded fantastically, stroking a fluent 75 off 73 balls with the assistance of 9 fours and a six. He was given out LBW on 43 off the bowling of Mehidy Hasan, however a superb evaluate set him on target, with the ball-tracking suggesting that the ball was turning down the leg-side.

Mohammad Saifuddin, who picked three wickets in whole on the day, supplied Bangladesh with the breakthrough early on. He changed captain Mashrafe Mortaza, who was costly in his two-over opening burst, and struck with the wicket of Hamilton Masakadza. That introduced Taylor to the crease, and a 52-run stand for the second wicket between him and Cephas Zhuwao ensued, setting the platform for atypical restoration within the center overs.

Hasan’s first over was taken for 15 runs, which included a 4 and a six by Taylor, however the off-spinner struck by way of in his subsequent, selecting the wicket of Zhuwao with a miscued hit. Taylor and Sean Williams then placed on 77 runs for the third wicket to assist maintain Zimbabwe afloat however Taylor’s wicket within the 30th over – the place he was pinned LBW by Mahmudullah – and Williams’s sluggish scoring meant that the facet struggled for momentum within the subsequent few overs. Williams under-edged a lower within the 38th over and departed for a 76-ball 47, thus additional denting Zimbabwe.

Sikandar Raza’s fast 49 off 61 balls, ably supported by Peter Moor within the fifth-wicket partnership, supplied the guests with some respite. Although each fell in consecutive overs after a 41-run stand, the partnership at the very least helped Zimbabwe to a rating their bowlers can have an opportunity at defending.

Temporary Scores: Zimbabwe 246/7 in 50 overs (Taylor 75, Raza 49, Williams 47; Saifuddin Three-45) vs Bangladesh

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