Sunday, May 05, 2013

Sean Williams leads Zimbabwe to level the series 1-1

Thanks to Sean Williams Zimbabwe could level the three-match ODI series 1-1 after beating the touring nation by six wickets with 13 balls left at hand.
When Zimbabwe was struggling at 94 for 3, Sean Williams came to bat. His career-best unbeaten 75-ball 78 innings which includes six fours and a six led his team to victory and keep their hope alive of sealing the series victory.
Williams was supported by Malcolm Waller who played a 39 runs innings and remained not out. They both put on 86 runs for the fifth wicket partnership.
Zimbabwe captain, Brendan Taylor, played a passionate innings of 37, while opener Vusi Sibanda scored 49 runs.
For Bangladesh, Shafiul Islam took two wickets and other two wickets were taken by Ziaur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan.
Winning the toss, the host nation invited Bangladesh to bat first. Due to the failure of top order batsmen, Bangladesh could not make a tough chasing score. Losing nine wickets they scored 252 runs.
It could be possible because of Abdur Razzak’s aggressive 22-ball 53 runs innings in which he hit five sixes and four boundaries. Nasir Hossain and Shakib Al Hasan respectively scored 36 and 34 runs.
Now, the third ODI match is the series deciding match for both of them. Both teams will have no option but win the final ODI match to ensure the series victory.