Dabengwa stars as Zimbabwe take first blood
Zimbabwe A 212 for 5 (Duffin 43, Strydom 46, Dabengwa 50*) beat Bangladesh A 209 (Tushar Imran 50, Dabengwa 5-19) by five wickets
Keith Dabengwa starred with both bat and ball as Zimbabwe A beat Bangladesh A by five wickets in the first one-dayer of five at the Kwekwe Sports Club. Dabengwa took 5 for 19 to peg back Bangladesh's lower order and then struck an unbeaten 50 as Zimbabwe strolled to an easy victory with more than six overs remaining.
Bangladesh had got off to a steady start after their captain Sanwar Hossain chose to bat, and had reached 181 for 5 before they lost their final five wickets for 28 runs - with the inspirational Dagenbwa in the thick of the wickets. Zimbabwe A were never in trouble in their reply: although they lost wickets at steady intervals, solid forties from Terrence Duffin (43) and Gregory Strydom (46) ensured they were well on their way to victory, and it was left to the sixth-wicket pairing of Dabengwa (50 not out) and Mluleki Nkala (19 not out) to steer them home with an unbeaten stand of 71.