Victory Returned To ODIs As The Tigers Were Sent In To Bat

Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bowl in the first ODI against Bangladesh in Harare today. Bangladesh have finally included Anamul Haque Vijay in the ODI playing XI after playing the Test and T20 series in Batter West Indies and the T20 series in Zimbabwe.

The hosts will be shopping after their 2-1 T20 series win over the Tigers, their first bilateral series win over Bangladesh in the T20 format. Captain Regis Chakabva said they wanted to bowl first to start with any help they could get. Tigers captain Tamim Iqbal said that he wanted to bat first if he won the toss. Recently, Taskin Ahmed returned to the team after being rested from the last two ODIs against the West Indies.

Zimbabwe: Chakabwa, Innocent Kaia, Wesley Madhwere, Musakanda, Raja, Shumba, Burl, Jongwe, Nyauchi, Ngarwa, Masakadza

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, Anamul Haque Vijay, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahamdullah Riyad, Afif Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Shariful Islam, Mustafizur Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain.
New Zealand defeated Netherlands in the first T20 match

AFP, Voorburg
Fri Aug 5, 2022 02:52 AM Last Updated: Fri Aug 5, 2022 02:55 AM

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New Zealand beat Netherlands by 16 runs in the Black Caps’ final Twenty20 international of their European tour on Thursday.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, Kiwi captain Mitchell Santner’s side struggled on a sluggish hybrid pitch at the scenic Voorburg Cricket Club.

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Veteran batsman Martin Guptill’s determined 45 off 36 balls and late shots from Jimmy Neesham and Ish Sodhi saw New Zealand post 148 after 20 overs — enough to withstand a determined Dutch fightback in the second match. innings

“It was probably a slow wicket, but we did well to reach 150,” Santner said after the match.

“The quickfire run changed the momentum for us. Taking wickets during the powerplay was important,” he said.

Pacer Blair Tickner broke into the Dutch batting line-up, claiming the scalps of both openers, veteran Stefan Myburgh (5) and Max O’Dowd (2).

Tickner finished with figures of 4-27 in 3.3 overs, followed by Ben Sears’ brilliant return of 3-22.

The Dutch put up a ferocious fightback led by rising star Bas de Leed, who scored a 53-ball 66, including five fours and two sixes.

De Lide put on a 49-run stand with Scott Edwards for the fourth wicket before the Dutch captain was caught by Glenn Phillips off Santner for 20.

Earlier, disciplined Dutch fielding and tight Netherlands spin bowling restricted New Zealand to 148-7.

The Black Caps were all set to go past 200 until Neesham was brilliantly caught by De Lead on a full toss boundary.

The Dutch, much improved from their performance on the field against England earlier in the season, were sharp.

Their best bowler, the dangerous looking Phillips (14) was caught and bowled and finished with figures of 2-15 from three overs.

“148 certainly looks doable,” Edwards lamented after the game.

“Bassy (de Lied) was great. But we were a bit behind the eight ball. It got a bit tough,” he said.

The two teams will meet in the second and final match at the same venue on Friday.

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