Bangladesh done a winning start to 2016, cruising past Zimbabwe by 4 wickets in a initial of their 4 Twenty20 internationals on Friday.
Zimbabwe rode a 101-run partnership between Hamilton Masakadza and Vusi Sibanda, their top opening mount in T20s, to raise adult 163-7. Bangladesh eclipsed it with 166-6 and 8 balls to spare.
“We could have finished a diversion in 17 or 18 overs had we not mislaid a wickets during a start, and afterwards Mushfiqur and Sabbir in discerning succession, though Shakib played his partial nicely,” Bangladesh captain Mashrafe bin Mortaza said.
Bangladesh had 31 adult in a fourth over when Soumya Sarkar, behind in after blank a final array opposite a same opponent, was run out after a confusion with Tamim Iqbal.
Tamim shook it off and plundered a bowlers with 29 off 24 balls before he was out in seventh over.
Sabbir Rahman afterwards took a anchor role, and was upheld by Mushfiqur Rahim, who done 26 off 19, promulgation a round opposite a wire 3 times.
Zimbabwe lifted hopes of clawing back, dismissing Sabbir after he strike 46 off 34, with 4 bounds and one maximum, during 118-4. But Shakib Al Hasan hold his haughtiness to sign a feat with an dominant 20 off 13, with dual fours.
Legspinner Graeme Cremer returned 2-32.
Zimbabwe put adult a decent sum interjection to Masakadza, who crushed 79, equaling his top measure in T20s. He clobbered dual sixes and 9 fours. Sibanda combined 46.
“I suspicion we missed out on 15, 20 runs in a end. We were looking during slightest 180,” Masakadza said. “At a end, we can demeanour during small things like that though we suspicion if we were fortifying 180 it would have done a large difference.”
Shakib Al Hasan done a breakthrough for Bangladesh, stealing Sibanda, who survived a locate in a preceding delivery. On a boundary, Soumya Sarkar did good to locate out Sibanda, though video replays showed his feet overwhelmed a range rope. Sibanda warranted a six, though he sliced a subsequent smoothness to Tamim.
Sibanda’s exclusion stemmed a run upsurge for Zimbabwe, that faltered nearby a end, losing 5 wickets for usually 31 runs in a final 5 overs.
Malcolm Waller (14) and Masakadza were run out in discerning succession, and Bangladesh pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain choked Zimbabwe with glorious quick bowling. They took dual wickets each.
The second compare is on Sunday.