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Zimbabwe won the series with Chakava-Raja

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  • 07 August, 2022 22:54:21

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Sports Desk: Sikander Raja and Regis Chakava brought down Bangladesh, known as a strong ODI team. This is like a repeat of the first match. The big target given by Bangladesh was a disaster at the beginning; Later on, a great pair won. Zimbabwe sealed the series 2-0 with a 5-wicket victory in the second ODI held at the Sports Club Ground in Harare on Sunday (August 7). Zimbabwe won the ODI series against Bangladesh after 9 years. Zimbabwe lost their first wicket in the third ball at the start of the game. Takudjoanashe Kaitano (0) was caught by Mushfiqur's palm by pacer Hasan Mahmud, who returned to the team after a year. In the return over, Hasan Mahmud picked up one of the heroes of the first match, Centurion Innocent Kaya (7). Mehdi Miraj fell the third wicket of the hosts. Zimbabwe lost 3 wickets for 27 runs when Wesley Madhvere (2) was trapped leg before. Sikandar Raja came to the wicket. Taijul caught the victim in the bowling of the 15th over of the innings. Bring back Marumani who scored 25 runs off 42 balls. This resulted in the fall of Zimbabwe's fourth wicket for 49 runs. Then the king of Sikandar turned around with the captain Regis Chakava. He opened his hands and started beating them. Zimbabwe scored a hundred in 24.3 overs. Raja completed his fifty off 67 balls after Mirage's mistake of 43 runs. And in a devastating mood, Chakava completed his fifty off 36 balls. In such a situation of the match, Bangladesh went on the backfoot. Chakava took 18 runs in four boundaries in the 30th over by Taskin. Zimbabwe scored two hundred in the 38th over. Then Sikandar Raja scored his second consecutive century off 115 balls. Immediately after this, Chakava hit Hasan Mahmud for a six and took a century off 73 balls. This 168-ball 201-run partnership ended with the departure of Chakava, who scored 102 runs in 75 balls with 10 fours and 2 sixes. When Chakavar got out, they were not in much of a rush. The African team was only 41 runs away. And the king next to him does the rest on his own. With him on the other end was Tony Munyonga. Raja remained unbeaten on 117* off 127 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes. And the anointed Munyanga scored an unbeaten 30* off 16 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes and contributed significantly to the team's victory. Zimbabwe reached the port of victory with 15 balls in hand.

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