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DHAKA – (Reuters) – Shakib Al Hasan led Bangladesh to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international in Mirpur with a blistering knock of 105 off 69 balls.

Shakib’s unbeaten century, his fourth in ODIs, helped the hosts to level the five-match series 1-1. Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak notched up a career-best 5-29 to restrict Zimbabwe to a modest 219 all out in 47.2 overs.

Shakib shared 165 runs in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand with Raqibul Hasan (39 not out) as the hosts stormed to victory by scoring 221-3 in 29.3 overs.

Hamilton Masakadza (34) and Justice Chibhabha (39) gave the tourists a blistering start with a 59-run stand off 10 overs before the Bangladeshi spinners put on brakes.

Off-spinners Naeem Islam and former captain Mohammad Ashraful claimed two wickets each as the Zimbabwe batsmen struggled to find their comfort zone.

Malcolm Waller top-scored for the visitors with 40 while former captain Tatenda Taibu, who was dropped twice by Nazmul Hossain, added 38.

Bangladesh raced to 44 inside four overs before Elton Chigumbura struck twice to halt their progress. After opener Tamim Iqbal fell to Chibhabha for 26, Bangladesh never looked back.

Chigumbura finished with 2-47. The third match of the series will be held at the same Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium ground on October 31.
ZIMBABWE innings
H. Masakadza lbw b Naeem Islam 34
CJ Chibhabha stp. Mushfiqur Rahim b Mohammad Ashraful 39
BRM Taylor b Abdur Razzak 21
T. Taibu c Raqibul Hasan b Naeem Islam 38
CK Coventry c Junaid Siddique b Abdur Razzak 0
S Matsikenyeri c †Mushfiqur Rahim b Mohammad Ashraful 14
MN Waller b Abdur Razzak 40
E. Chigumbura c Mahmudullah b Shakib Al Hasan 8
AG Cremer b Abdur Razzak 2
RW Price not out 4
KM Jarvis lbw b Abdur Razzak 0
Extras: (b-4, lb-2, w-5, nb-8) 19
Total: (all out; 47.2 overs) 219
Fall of wickets: 1-59, 2-96, 3-96, 4-96, 5-130, 6-184, 7-207, 8-215, 9-217.
Bowling:
Nazmul Hossain 7-0-33-0 (w-1), Dolar Mahmud 4.5-0-39-0 (nb-2), Shakib Al Hasan 9-1-24-1, Naeem Islam 8-0-43-2 (nb-1, w-1), Abdur Razzak 9.2-0-29-5, Mahmudullah 3.1-0-17-0, Mohammed Ashraful 6-1-28-2 (w-2)

BANGLADESH innings
Tamim Iqbal c Masakadza b Chibhabha 26
Junaid Siddique c & b Chigumbura 23
Mohammad Ashraful c Taylor b Chigumbura 3
Raqibul Hasan not out 39
Shakib Al Hasan not out 105
Extras: (b-4, lb-2, w-15, nb-4) 25
Total: (3 wickets; 29.3 overs) 221
Fall of wickets: 1-44, 2-56, 3-56..
Bowling: KM Jarvis 6-0-59-0 (nb-2, w-1), E. Chigumbura 9-1-47-2 (w-4), C J Chibhabha 7.3-0-48-1 (nb-1), RW Price 4-0-35-0 (w-3), AG Cremer 3-0-26-0 (w-1, nb-1).