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Bangladesh dismiss Zimbabwe for 170 in tri-nation opener

Bangladeshi bowler Shakib Al Hasan delivers the ball during the first One Day International (ODI) match of the Tri-Nations Series between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Dhaka on January 15, 2018 © AFP

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 15Shakib Al Hasan claimed three wickets as Bangladesh bowled out Zimbabwe for 170 in 49 overs in the opening match of the tri-nation one-day international tournament in Dhaka on Monday.

Left-arm spinner Shakib struck twice in the first over of the game before finishing with figures of 3-43. Bangladesh seamers put constant pressure on the batsmen after the hosts opted to bowl first.

Middle-order batsman Sikandar Raza top-scored with 52 off 99 balls. Pacemen Mustafizur Rahman and Rubel Hossain claimed two wickets each for Bangladesh.