Tigers take winning lead over Zimbabwe

Published: November 3, 2009

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Bangladesh took a 3-1 lead in the five-match Bangladesh v Zimbabwe series after a tremendous victory of six wickets in the 4th ODI at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong.

Zimbabwe was dismissed for 44 by Bangladesh earlier on this day, giving the struggling African squad three of the five lowest totals ever in limited-overs internationals.

Bangladesh scored 49 for 4 (Tamim 22) in just 11.5 overs.

With this win, the tigers has confirmed their third successive series success over the Zimbabweans and their third series victory on the trot after inspiring successes in the Caribbean and Zimbabwe.

Enamul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets apiece for the hosts, while only Malcolm Waller (13) and Stuart Matsikenyeri (11) reached double figures for Zimbabwe, which lost its first four wickets for just eight runs.

Zimbabwe’s 35 against Sri Lanka at Harare in 2004 is the lowest ODI total ever, one lower than ICC associated member Canada’s total against Sri Lanka at the 2003 World Cup in South Africa.

Zimbabwe also has the third-lowest total 38 against Sri Lanka at Colombo in 2001 and now the fifth-lowest with its innings at Cittagong.

Bangladesh kept an unchanged team that won the third match in Dhaka last week to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Zimbabwe replaced Forster Mutizwa with Mark Vermuelen in the only change.

Zimbabwe innings (50 overs maximum)

Fall of wickets1-2 (Masakadza, 0.5 ov), 2-3 (Taylor, 1.3 ov), 3-4 (Coventry, 2.3 ov), 4-8 (Vermeulen, 5.3 ov), 5-32 (Matsikenyeri, 13.3 ov), 6-32 (Chibhabha, 15.3 ov), 7-36 (Waller, 16.4 ov), 8-36 (Chigumbura, 17.6 ov), 9-39 (Price, 18.6 ov), 10-44 (Jarvis, 24.5 ov)

Bangladesh innings (target: 45 runs from 50 overs)

Fall of wickets1-33 (Tamim Iqbal, 6.3 ov), 2-33 (Mohammad Ashraful, 6.6 ov), 3-36 (Junaid Siddique, 7.4 ov), 4-38 (Naeem Islam, 9.1 ov)

Did not bat Shakib Al Hasan*, Mahmudullah, Enamul Haque jnr, Abdur Razzak, Nazmul Hossain

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