Batsmen shine in Bangladesh’s one-day warm-up game in Zimbabwe
DHAKA, —Skipper Tamim Iqbal led from the front as Bangladesh compiled a hefty 296-6 in the one-day warm-up game against Zimbabwe Select XI at Harare Sports Club today.
Tamim Iqbal struck 66 off 62 with 11 fours and one six and the other batsaround him to help Bangladesh rack up a daunting total.
Star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan spent much time in the crease for his 37 while Mohammad Mithun scored 39 before retiring to give the other batsmen a chance to bat. Mosaddek Hossain Saikat also retired after making 36 while Afif Hossain added 28.
For Zimbabwe, skipper Faraz Akram, Tanaka Chivanga and Wesely Madhvere scalped two wickets apiece.
The warm-up game is part of Bangladesh’s preparation for the three-match ODI series. Bangladesh will take on Zimbabwe in the first match on July 16 while the second and third match is on July 18 and 20. All of the matches will be held at the Harare Sports Club.
Bangladesh will then face off Zimbabwe in a three-match T20 series, slated to be held on July 23, 25 and 27.