Opener Liton Das scored a century and Shakib Al Hasan took 5 for 30, breaking a national record, as Bangladesh hammered Zimbabwe by 155 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) on Friday.
Das' 102 saved Bangladesh from 74 for 4 and lifted the visiting team to 279 for 6 in 50 overs batting first at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe was all out for 121 in just 28.5 overs for a hefty home defeat.
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Shakib's five made him Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in ODIs, overtaking seam bowler and former captain Mashrafe Mortaza. Wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva made 54 for Zimbabwe but there was hardly any other resistance as Shakib's left-arm spin claimed four of the last five wickets.
Zimbabwe's Timycen Maruma didn't bat after he sustained a leg injury while fielding.
Shakib's third five-for in ODIs took him to 274 career wickets. He is already Bangladesh's leading wicket-taker in Tests and Twenty20s.
The teams will play two more one-dayers and three T20s. Bangladesh won the only Test of the tour, also at Harare, by 220 runs.
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