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Mohammad Naim and Soumya Sarkar scored respective half centuries as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by eight wickets to dominate the primary game of their Twenty20 series at the Harare Sports Club on Thursday.
The pair included in a 102-run opening wicket organization to set Bangladesh en route to an agreeable triumph as they pursued down an objective of 153 for triumph with seven balls to save.
Naim completed on 63 not out while Sarkar got to 50 preceding being run out. Zimbabwe, who won the throw, made a decent beginning with Regis Chakabva moving his ODI structure to the T20 configuration and scoring 43 to direct Zimbabwe to 91-3 after 10 overs.
In any case, they added just 61 additional runs as wickets tumbled in the following nine overs and were astounded out with one to save. Mustafizur Rahman took 3/31. Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will meet again in the three-game T20I series on Friday and Sunday. Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe in their oddball test this month and wrapped up a 3-0 win in the one-day worldwide series this week.
Brief Score: Zimbabwe 152/10( Chakabva 43(22), Dion Myers 35(22), Mustafizur Rahman 3/31, Saifuddin 2/23, Shoriful Islam 2/17 )
Bangladesh 153/2 in 18.5 Overs ( Naim not out 63(51), Soumya Sarkar 50(45) )