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Bangladesh win by 34 runs

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh

T20I report: Shakib Al Hasan was the difference as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe

Shakib Al Hasan: Another fantastic all-round performance

Abdur Razzaq and Shafiul Islam: Two wickets apiece

Shakib Al Hasan produced another superb all-round display to help Bangladesh record a 34-run win over Zimbabwe and tie the two-match Twenty20 international series against their hosts 1-1.

Shakib was unlucky to be on the losing side in the opening six-run defeat on Saturday after top-scoring with 65 and taking two for 20 off his four overs.

But he ensured there was no repeat in the second T20I as Bangladesh claimed a convincing victory.

The 26-year-old, ranked second in the world among one-day international all-rounders, struck 40 off 28 balls as Bangladesh scored 168-7 after winning the toss at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

He then took 4-20 as Zimbabwe were limited to 134-9 in reply, helping Bangladesh both level the series and earn himself both the player of the match and player of the series awards.

Shakib and opener Tamim Iqbal (43) had laid the foundations for a big Bangladesh total after sharing in a rapid second-wicket stand worth 82, but the loss of Shakib once again sparked a collapse and the tourists soon found themselves on 116-5 in the 15th over.

They were able to push on after that though to reach 168 - exactly the same score that Zimbabwe successfully defended yesterday.

In the first T20 match, Bangladesh were well on course for victory before they collapsed from 120-1 to 143-6, but they were not to be denied this time.

Zimbabwe opener Vusi Sibanda and Sikandar Raza both top-scored with 32 in reply but the hosts kept losing wickets at regular intervals as Bangladesh, led by Shakib, finished off a mixed tour on a winning note.

Match Details

Date
12th May 2013
Toss
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
Umpires
O Owen, T J Tichaona
TV Umpire
R B Russell
Match Referee
B C Brian
Reserve Umpire
C Christopher

zimbabwe BATTING CARD

Batsman R
H. Masakadza b Razzak 2
V. Sibanda c Mahmudullah b Islam 32
B.R.M. Taylor c Hossain b Al Hasan 15
S.C. Williams run out (Islam) 16
S.R. Butt b Al Hasan 32
M. Waller c Haque b Razzak 10
S.W. Masakadza c Hossain b Al Hasan 9
P. Utseya b Islam 6
N. Mushangwe b Al Hasan 0
T. Panyangara Not out 1
B.V. Vitori Not out 1
Extras 4w, 6lb 10
Total 20.0 Overs 134 - 9
Full Batting Card

bangladesh BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
S. Gazi 4 1 28 0
A. Razzak 4 1 18 2
Al Hasan 4 0 22 4
S. Islam 4 0 20 2
M. Mahmudullah 1 0 9 0
S. Islam 4 0 20 2
M. Haque 2 0 18 0
Full Bowling Card