Bangla win to tie series

Shakib Al Hassan’s brilliant all-round performance helped Bangladesh defeat Zimbabwe by 34 runs and level the two-match T20 international  series here on Sunday.

Batting first, the visitors posted a healthy 168/7 in 20 overs with Tamim Iqbal (43) and Shakib (40) the topscorers.

Chasing 169 for victory, Zimbabwe were restricted to 134/9 in 20 overs.

Brief scores: Bangladesh: 168/7 in 20 overs (Tamim Iqbal 43, Shakib Al Hasan 40, Nasir Hossain 27 n.o.; Prosper Utseya 2-15) bt Zimbabwe: 134/9 in 20 overs (Vusi Sibanda 32, Sikandar Raza 32; Shakib Al Hasan 4-22, Abdur Razzak 2-18, Shafiul Islam 2-20).

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