Tigers ease to series win over Zimbabwe

Imrul Kayes and Liton Das won half a century after Mohammad Saifuddin starred when Bangladesh won a seven-field victory over Zimbabwe in Chittagong to seal the ODI series.

Tourists appeared to be on track to post a challenging total after being placed by Mashrafe Mortaza on Wednesday, but could only muster 246-7.

Brendan Taylor scored with 75, while Sean Williams (47) and Sikandar Raza (49) offered support before Zimbabwe lost their way in the second half of their innings, Saifuddin won 3-45.

Kayes followed us with his best ODI 144 in the opening game of the three-game series with 90 and his first game Das hit 83 fastballs with only 77 balls, setting up a platform for the Tigers to come home with 35 balls to spare.

Saifuddin claimed an early breakthrough by catching captain Hamilton Masakadza trailed behind and Zimbabwe was 70-2 when Mehidy Hasan eliminated Cephas Zhuwao.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Taylor and wi Williams battled with authority in a third place out of 77, but Zimbabwe lost momentum after the experienced duo departed.

Taylor hit six and nine four hundred when he scored more than one run per ball before Mahmudullah caught him up front and Zimbabwe had 188-4 when excellent Saifuddin caught Williams.

The races dried up for Zimbabwe after Raza also fell just under half a century and Bangladesh's starters put their side well on the road to victory with an opening an association of 148 out of 24.

Das swept the costly Brandon Mavuta for six and found the ropes 12 times before Raza (3-43) sent him on his way and the same bowler had Fazle Mahmud perplexed without scoring. 19659002] Kayes was lost to hundreds in a row after he was knocked down in 58 and 70, but Mushfiqur Rahim (40 no) and Mohammad Mithun (24no) saw Bangladesh at home in a gallop.

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