Series Review

Bangladesh v Zimbabwe, 2006-07

ESPNcricinfo staff

One-day internationals (5): Bangladesh 5, Zimbabwe 0
Twenty20 international (1): Bangladesh 1, Zimbabwe 0

Another tour, another trial for Zimbabwe, whose only win came in their first warm-up game. Bangladesh won all five one-day internationals, taking Zimbabwe's losing streak in such games to 12, and only in the last one - and briefly in the third - did Zimbabwe look remotely competitive.

Bangladesh's stars were the opening batsman Shahriar Nafees and left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak, while one bright spot for Zimbabwe came in the form of Sean Williams, the left-handed all-rounder and former national Under-19 captain, who had been tempted back into the fold by coach Kevin Curran after originally turning down a contract early in 2006.

At Zimbabwe Cricket's request, two first-class matches against Bangladesh A were tagged on to the end of the tour, to give their side more experience, but they lost the first one and drew the second on a batsman-friendly pitch. The Cricinfo website briefly labelled the opposition as "Bangladesh Z"... and this touring team might even have had trouble beating them.

Match reports for

Tour Match: Bangladesh Cricket Board President's XI v Zimbabweans at Savar, Nov 26, 2006

Only T20I: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 28, 2006
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1st ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Khulna, Nov 30, 2006
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2nd ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Bogra, Dec 3, 2006
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3rd ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Bogra, Dec 5, 2006
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4th ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Dec 8, 2006
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5th ODI: Bangladesh v Zimbabwe at Dhaka, Dec 9, 2006
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