Bangladesh triumph

KHULNA: Bangladesh tightened their grip on the four-match T20 series against Zimbabwe, securing a comfortable 42-run win in the second game on Sunday. The hosts scored a competitive 167-3 after opting to bat first, and a disciplined bowling display then restricted Zimbabwe to 125-8. Sabbir Rahman was key to Bangladesh’s victory with a brilliant all-round performance. He first hit an unbeaten 43 and then claimed 3-11 off 2.1 overs to rattle Zimbabwe. Opener Soumya Sarkar also contributed 43 off 33 balls to give his side a fluent start. Shakib Al Hasan added 27 not out. Zimbabwe started well but Bangladesh’s bowlers hit back to stall progress. Opener Hamilton Masakadza resisted with 30 while Malcolm Waller made 29. Bangladesh lead the series 2-0.