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AFP
September 18, 2019

Mahmudullah fifty guides Bangladesh to 175-7 against Zimbabwe

Sports

AFP
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh: Mahmudullah Riyad smashed 62 off 41 balls, with five sixes, as Bangladesh posted 175-7 in their tri-nation Twenty20 international match against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Wednesday.

Liton Das gave Bangladesh a positive start with 38 off 22 balls before a mini-collapse saw the home side reduced to 65-3 after they were asked to bat first by Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza.

Mahmudullah put on 78 runs with Mushfiqur Rahim (32) for the fourth wicket before Zimbabwe snatched the momentum back with few quick strikes.

Kayle Jarvis claimed 3-32 while Chris Mpofu finished with 3-42 for Zimbabwe.

Afghanistan are the third team in the tournament.