Raza, Kaia slam centuries as Zimbabwe stun Bangladesh

By: AFP
Published: 08:58 PM, 5 Aug, 2022
Raza, Kaia slam centuries as Zimbabwe stun Bangladesh
Caption: Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza (C) shouts as he celebrates after hitting a six leading Zimbabwe to victory during the first one-day international (ODI) cricket match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club.
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Sikandar Raza and Innocent Kaia struck centuries as Zimbabwe recovered from a disastrous start to stun Bangladesh by five wickets on Friday in the first match of a three one-day internationals series.

The home team lost openers Regis Chakabva and Tarisai Musakanda with just six runs on the scoreboard as they chased a formidable Bangladesh total of 303-2 that included four half centuries.

A third Zimbabwe wicket fell after they lifted the score to 62 and then Raza and Kaia came together to put on 192 runs for the fourth wicket and set up a brilliant victory as Zimbabwe reached 307-5 with 10 balls to spare.

Raza was unbeaten on 135, including six sixes and eight fours, while Kaia struck two sixes and 11 fours in his 110 before being caught by Shoriful Islam at short fine leg.

Zimbabwe v Bangladesh 1st ODI scores

Brief scores from first one-day international between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club on Friday:

Bangladesh 303-2, 50 overs (Liton Das 81 retired hurt, Anamul Haque 73, Tamim Iqbal 62, Mushfiqur Rahim 52 not out) v Zimbabwe 307-5, 48.2 overs (S. Raza 135 not out, I. Kaia 110)

Result: Zimbabwe won by five wickets

Series: Zimbabwe lead three-match series 1-0

AFP

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