A century from Liton Das and 5 wickets from Shakib Al Hasan helped Bangladesh safe a one-sided 155-run victory over Zimbabwe within the first of their three One-Day Internationals on the Harare Sports Club on Friday.
Liton scored 102 as Bangladesh, who have been put into bat, recovered from a poor begin to submit 276-9 off their 50 overs earlier than bowling Zimbabwe out for a paltry 121.
Bangladesh regarded in bother at 74-4 however Das dug them out in a 93-run partnership with Mahmudullah to put them on track for an imposing whole on a tough wicket.
Afif Hossain weighed in with a quickfire 45 off 35 balls whereas Luke Jongwe took 3-51 for the house staff, who earlier this week had misplaced their one-off check in opposition to Bangladesh on the identical venue.
Regis Chakabva scored 54 in Zimbabwe’s response however they have been unable to put collectively any significant partnerships as a flurry of rash pictures price them key wickets.
Shakib grew to become Bangladesh’s main ODI wicket-taker as his 5-30 took his tally to 274, surpassing Mashrafe Mortaza.
A hamstring harm suffered within the subject by Timycen Maruma additionally meant Zimbabwe have been one batsman quick when their innings got here to an finish in solely the twenty ninth over.
The two international locations meet once more in Harare of their second ODI on Sunday.