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chronicle.co.zw 05 Aug, 2022 23:30 am

Two 100s, a record broken

Two 100s, a record broken
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Innocent Kaia and Sikandar Raza embrace after reaching a 100 run partnership (Pic: ZimCricketv) Zimbabwe 307 for 5 (Raza 135*, Kaia 110, Mustafizur 1-57) beat Bangladesh 303 for 2 (Litton 81, Anamul 73, Raza 1-48) by five wickets SIKANDAR Raza and Innocent Kaia struck brilliant centuries to help Zimbabwe beat Bangladesh in an ODI after nine years.The pair added 192 runs for the fourth wicket – breaking a 25-year old partnership record and becoming the new best for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh.Tamim and Litton added 119 runs, their fourth 100-plus stand as an opening pair.Bangladesh would rue their poor finishing with the bat as they become the fourth team in ODI history to lose a game in which they lost only two wickets.

It is only the third time that Bangladesh have lost a game scoring in excess of 300, and the fourth time for Zimbabwe have won one chasing 300-plus.Their gamble to go without a left-arm spinner for the first time against Zimbabwe also hurt them.

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