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Bangladesh wins 2nd ODI vs. Zimbabwe to take series

July 18, 2021 GMT
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Zimbabwe batsman Wessly Madhevere plays a shot, during the second One Day International series cricket match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, at Harare Sports Club, in Harare, Sunday, July 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
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Zimbabwe batsman Wessly Madhevere plays a shot, during the second One Day International series cricket match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, at Harare Sports Club, in Harare, Sunday, July 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Bangladesh won the second one-day international against Zimbabwe by three wickets with five balls remaining to claim the series on Sunday.

Bangladesh passed the victory target of 241 in the last over and finished on 242-7 to lead the series 2-0 with one game to play.

Shakib Al Hasan hit 96 not out to continue a brilliant series for him. His five wickets in the first game saw him become Bangladesh’s highest wicket-taker in ODIs.

Shakib’s unbeaten 69-run partnership with No. 9 Mohammad Saifuddin (28 not out) took Bangladesh home.

Zimbabwe had a chance when Bangladesh was 130-5 but couldn’t keep the pressure on.

Wessley Madhevere made 56 in Zimbabwe’s 240-9 in 50 overs. Captain Brendan Taylor scored 46.

Shakib also took two wickets with his left-arm spin to help Bangladesh’s bowling effort.

The third ODI is on Tuesday.

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