Imrul blazes third ODI ton, Bangladesh rescued
After deciding to bat first in the first match of the three match limited over series against Zimbabwe, Bangladesh scored 271 for the loss of 8 wickets in their fifty overs.
Imrul Kayes upsurge from the phoenix rescuing the home team from batting catastrophe at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka today afternoon and steered to a respectable and competitive total at the end of the Bangladesh’s innings against visiting Zimbabwe.
The disaster started soon after Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza decided to bat first, with Tendai Chatara had his man Litton Kumar Das as early as in the sixth over.
The visiting bowlers continued dominating more than half of the time in the innings until Imrul Kayes decided to lash back.
With all guns blazing, the Bangladesh opener hit all the through the innings, keeping the run rate rolling as well as regenerating the innings.
Beside Imrul Kayes, young all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin supported to build up the innings, also reached into the half century mark in 69 balls.
Imrul raced to his third one day international century in the first ball of the 43rd over tucking away Tiripano to the fine leg and cradled his bat wishing to his new born son.
The 140 ball 144 runs saw 13 shots to the boundary and six fine knocks of sixes.
His last hundred came at the same ground two years back against England.
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