Shakib Al Hasan came up with sensational allround performance as Bangladesh wrapped up the three-match series with a hard-fought three-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the second game at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.
Returning to the form with willow at the time emergency, the ace allrounder fashioned the victory single handedly. Shakib, who was going through a patchy batting form since his return to the International cricket following a ban imposed by ICC, struck an excellent unbeaten 96 runs knock to steer Bangladesh to win after the Tigers were in cornered state.
Thanks to his knock, Bangladesh overhauled Zimbabwe’s 240-9, making 242-7 in 49.1 overs with Shakib fittingly bringing the victory with a boundary through third man. Shakib struck eight boundaries in his 109- ball96 not out.
In addition, he also took 2-42, following his 5-30 in the first match.
Bangladesh though made a good start in pursuit of the chase, tasted a top order collapse like the first ODI and were reduced to 75-4. Zimbabwe bowlers indeed made regular intervals but Shakib kept Bangladesh in the game always.