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Anamul, Tamim set up easy win for B’desh

Opening batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal each struck a half-century to set up an easy 68-run win for Bangladesh in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Sunday.

Anamul made 80 off 110 balls while Tamim cracked 76 off 98 balls as Bangladesh posted 251/7 before dismissing Zimbabwe for 183 runs in 44.5 overs to take 2-0 lead in the five-match series. The duo provided Bangladesh a solid platform, putting on 158 runs in what was the side’s second best opening stand after Mehrab Hossain and Shahirar Hossain’s 170 against the same opponents in 1999. 

Skipper Mashrafe Mortaza took three wickets in his opening spell to rattle Zimbabwe and left the visitors struggling at 40 for three and the side could never recover from the damage.

BRIEFSCORES B’desh 251/7 (Anamul 80, Tamim 76) beat Zim 183 (Sunny 4-29) by 68 runs.
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