Bangladesh A sweep series with huge win

Bangladesh A 286 for 8 (Talukdar 77, Mithun 60, Garwe 3-61) beat Zimbabwe A 164 (Kasuza 43, Burl 41, Shahid 3-13) by 122 runs

Half-centuries from Rony Talukdar and Mohammad Mithun set up Bangladesh A's 122-run victory against Zimbabwe A at the Harare Sports Club, ensuring the visitors also swept the series 3-0.

Bangladesh A, after being inserted, began positively as Talukdar and Tasamul Haque shared a 90-run opening partnership. After Tasamul fell, Mithun kept the runs flowing by stroking a 64-ball 60, with three fours and a six, while Talukdar hit six fours and three sixes for his 77. The pair's 57-run stand laid a solid groundwork, which Bangladesh A's middle and lower order built on, as handy knocks from Mahmudul Hasan (31) and Muktar Ali (20*) powered the team to 286 for 8.

Zimbabwe A lost wickets right from the off during the chase, and were eventually bundled out for 164 inside 42 overs. The opener Kevin Kasuza top-scored with 43, and Ryan Burl chipped in with 41, but only one other batsman - the captain Godwill Mahmiyo with 36 - managed to make more than 12. Mohammad Shahid was the pick of Bangladesh A's bowlers, collecting 3 for 13.

Zimbabwe A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st26BB ChariKT Kasuza
2nd14PJ MoorKT Kasuza
3rd0PS MasvaureKT Kasuza
4th53KT KasuzaRP Burl
5th13KL SaurambaRP Burl
6th15GAT MamhiyoRP Burl
7th1TN GarweGAT Mamhiyo
8th5GAT MamhiyoVM Nyauchi
9th16CB MpofuGAT Mamhiyo
10th21GAT MamhiyoT Mufudza