Zimbabwe A v Bangladesh A, 5th one-dayer, Bulawayo March 13, 2005

Zimbabwe A clinch one-day series

Cricinfo staff

Zimbabwe A 198 for 5 (Ervine 65*, Chibhabha 58) beat Bangladesh A 197 for 9 (Waseluddin 49*) by 5 wickets
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An unbeaten 65 from Sean Ervine helped Zimbabwe A seal the five-match one-day series against Bangladesh A with a five-wicket win in the decider. Needing 198 to win the decider at Bulawayo, the Zimbabweans romped home with 16 balls to spare.

Bangladesh A won the toss and opted to bat, but were in early trouble, losing both their openers with only six on the board. Tushar Imran and Shamshur Rahman steadied the innings somewhat with a 38-run stand, but wickets fell steadily thereafter, reducing the Bangladesh side to 132 for 8. An unbeaten 49 by Waseluddin, batting at No. 9, propped up the team to a reasonably respectable total.

Zimbabwe's run-chase was characterised by useful partnerships all the way through, but it lacked the one big stand which would have sealed the win early. Justice Chibhabha, the opener, made 58 to lend some solidity at the top of the order, before Ervine came in to settle the issue.

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