1st ODI, Harare, Feb 4 2007, Bangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
(47.5/50 ov, target 261)215
Bangladesh won by 45 runs
Player Of The Match
68 (78) & 1/40
• Cricinfo staff

First blood to Bangladesh

Bangladesh won the opening game of the four-match series against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club by 45 runs, although the margin of the victory masks the fact that this was over as a contest long before the end

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Scorecard summary
Bangladesh260/9(50 overs)
Zimbabwe215/10(47.5 overs)

We apologise for the delay in updates from this match. We have been unable to get any accreditation to send journalists to Harare Sports Club and there is no television coverage available outside Zimbabwe. We were expecting coverage inside the country but it has not materialised.

Match details
Harare Sports Club
TossZimbabwe, elected to field first
SeriesBangladesh tour of Zimbabwe
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Series resultBangladesh led the 4-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2505
Hours of play (local time)Updates Only<br>09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00. Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15
Match days4 February 2007 - day (50-over match)
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Amiesh Saheba
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Russell Tiffin
TV Umpire
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Ian Robinson
Reserve Umpire
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Jeremiah Matibiri
Match Referee
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Cyril Mitchley