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Imrul Kayes 144 leads remarkable Bangladesh revival

Imrul Kayes 144 leads remarkable Bangladesh revival

Bangladesh set a substantial total of 271-8 after a shaky start and sudden shocks in their first match against Zimbabwe at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Sunday.

 

Opener Imrul Kayes struck his third ODI hundred and scored 144 runs of 140 balls . 

Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza  won the toss and elected to bat first in the first match of three match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

 

Thirty year old Fazle Mahmud debuts for Bangladesh while all-rounder Saifuddin gets in.

 

Bangladesh: 1 Liton Das, 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Fazle Mahmud, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), 5 Mohammad Mithun, 6 Mahmudullah, 7 Mehidy Hasan Miraz, 8 Mohammad Saifuddin, 9 Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), 10 Nazmul Islam, 11 Mustafizur Rahman 

Zimbabwe: 1 Hamilton Masakadza (capt), 2 Cephas Zhuwao, 3 Craig Ervine, 4 Brendan Taylor (wk), 5 Sean Williams, 6 Peter Moor, 7 Sikandar Raza, 8 Donald Tiripano, 9 Brandon Mavuta, 10 Kyle Jarvis, 11 Tendai Chatara.