2nd T20I: Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe to win the series
DHAKA: opener Liton Das He maintained his excellent form while Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe for nine wickets in the second international Twenty20 to secure the two-game series 2-0 in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Liton hit an unbeaten 60 of 45 balls, his second fifty in the trot, which followed two brilliant centuries in the international series a day earlier, as Bangladesh reached 120/1 in 15.5 more after restricting Zimbabwe to 119/7.
Chasing a modest goal, Liton hit eight legs as he drew the excitement from the game in a 77-run opening position.
Naim, who replaced the rested Tamim Iqbal He did 33 races before becoming the only batter to be fired in Bangladesh innings as Tinashe Kamunhukamwe He took the trick off Chris Mpofu halfway.
Soumya Sarkar He remained undefeated on 20 and finished the game with Liton with a single from Mpofu when Bangladesh reached its goal with 25 balls to spare.
Bangladeshi Captain Mahmudullah Riyad He praised Liton for his constant performance throughout the series.
The way we play is nice to watch. Especially Liton has hit extraordinarily well. It shows maturity and hunger, he said.
Former captain Brendan Taylor previously hit an unbeaten 59 of 48 balls with six four and six to give Zimbabwe's innings some respectability.
Taylor recorded 57 races with Craig Ervine, who made 29, for the second wicket, but Bangladeshi players kept a tight line to pressure Zimbabwe.
Al-Amin Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman claimed 2-22 and 2-25 respectively for Bangladesh.
Zimbabwe captain Sean Williams urged his teammates to stay positive.
Things happen quickly in cricket T20. It just isn't happening to us right now. (We need) to reflect on ourselves, Williams said.
Bangladesh also won the international series from a previous day 3-0 and a single test for tickets and 106 races.