Zimbabwe A V Bangladesh A, 2nd one-dayer, Harare November 4, 2015

Bangladesh A take series with 36-run win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh A 282 for 6 (Mithun 66, Mosaddek 50*) beat Zimbabwe A 246 for 9 (Chari 69, Mutombodzi 57, Taijul 2-27 ) by 36 runs

File photo: Mithun's 66 in the second one-dayer took his series tally to 166 © Associated Press

Mohammad Mithun top-scored for the second time in as many games as Bangladesh A clinched the one-day series against Zimbabwe A with a 36-run win in the second match in Harare.

Put in to bat first, Bangladesh A managed 282 for 6 in 50 overs, thanks to Mithun's 66 off 91 balls and Shadman Islam's 47 off 88 balls, as the pair added 112 runs for the second wicket. Mithun had scored a match-winning century in the first match of this series.

Later it was Mosaddek Hossain Saikat who held the innings together with his unbeaten 50. He added 59 runs for the unbroken seventh-wicket stand with Muktar Ali, who blasted 29 off 11 balls with four boundaries and a six. Their partnership came off a mere 23 deliveries. Donald Tiripano took 3 for 47 for the home side.

Chasing 283 to win, Zimbabwe A were restricted to 246 for 9 in 50 overs. Fifties from Brian Chari and the Zimbabwe A captain Tinotenda Mutombodzi were not enough as they lacked big partnerships.

For the visitors, left-arm spinner Taijul Islam and seamer Muktar Ali took two wickets each. The third and final one-dayer will be held on November 6.

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  • Abdul on November 7, 2015, 23:07 GMT

    Why the image shows Afghanistan instead of Zimbabwe?

  • G on November 6, 2015, 17:10 GMT

    Zimbabwes structure is not such that they can put out the National Side and an A side at the same time...all this has done is indicate to ICC that development and strength in depth is a long off track ..the better players in this land are approaching or are already 30ish ..the only shining lights are Moor , Burl and Jongwe...so things must change soon ..the Head Coach is fine but beneath that there really needs to be some better equipped experts than those we see at the helm , particularly in the bowling area

  • Jav on November 4, 2015, 22:56 GMT

    @KAMAL AHMED SAKEEB: That would be fantastic opportunity for Bangladesh A side.

  • Ammarhit on November 4, 2015, 22:10 GMT

    At least Ban A can play well against Zim A, they didn't have such a good series against the South African domestic sides. Beaten in the 3 day match, and both one day matches against Northerns, and only winning the single match against Gauteng (but barely). Guess it shows the massive difference between South Africa and Zimbabwe's cricket.

  • nathaniel on November 4, 2015, 21:56 GMT

    @ KAMAL AHMED, Bd national team playing afg,ire,zim would not make Bd any progress/improve, Bd needs to play teams like Sl , Wi or stronger teams than wi,sl, not weaker.

  •   Kamal Ahmed Sakeeb on November 4, 2015, 16:52 GMT

    BD should send their A side to play against tougher opponents. at the same time they need to continuously play against the national teams from Afg, Ire and Zim; not their A sides.

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