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Marshall 57 sets up series-clinching win

Bangladesh A 239 (Marshall 57, Litton 46, Muzarabani 4-33) beat Zimbabwe A 208 (Sibanda 37, Waller 52) by 32 runs

Bangladesh A clinched the three-match unofficial ODI series over Zimbabwe A with a 31-run win in Fatullah. They made a successful comeback to win 2-1, going down by 17 runs in the first game and winning the second one by six wickets.

Batting first, the home side were bowled out for 239 runs in 50 overs with captain Marshall Ayub scoring 57 off 78 balls with six fours. After the openers Soumya Sarkar and Litton Das added exactly 50 for the first wicket, Marshall saw three more wickets fall until joined by Mosaddek Hossain in the 28th over.

They added a 54 for the fifth wicket before Marshall was out 61 balls into the partnership. Mosaddek made 25 while Farhad Reza and Nurul Hasan contributed 32 and 19 respectively. For Zimbabwe, pace bowler Taurai Muzarabani took four wickets while Tafadzwa Kamungozi picked up two.

In reply, Zimbabwe A slipped to 68 for 4 in the 17th over and the innings never had any momentum as only one batsman carried past 50 and no one put together a decent partnership until the ninth-wicket pair of Luke Jongwe and Tafadzwa Kamungozi added 44 runs. Malcolm Waller top-scored with 52 while Jongwe made an unbeaten run-a-ball 35. Elias Sunny and Mominul Haque took three wickets each for Bangladesh A.

Zimbabwe A 2nd innings Partnerships

1st32RW ChakabvaBB Chari
2nd0CT MutombodziBB Chari
3rd25V SibandaBB Chari
4th11V SibandaT Maruma
5th34V SibandaMN Waller
6th39MN WallerWP Masakadza
7th14MN WallerLM Jongwe
8th9T MuzarabaniLM Jongwe
9th44TP KamungoziLM Jongwe