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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 December 2006, 10:47 GMT
Bangladesh seal one-day whitewash
One-day international, Mirpur: Bangladesh 194-7 (49 overs) bt Zimbabwe 193-8 (50 overs) by three wickets

Mashrafee bin Mortaza
Mortaza took three wickets to restrict Zimbabwe
Bangladesh completed a 5-0 one-day series whitewash of Zimbabwe with a three-wicket win in Mirpur.

Mashrafe bin Mortaza took 3-36 to keep the tourists to 193-8, of which opener Stuart Masikenyeri made a patient 75.

Bangladesh openers Shahriar Nafees (33) and Mehrab Hossain (45) shared an opening stand of 86 in reply.

Introduced as the second-change bowler, veteran Gary Brent took 4-22 but captain Habibul Bashar hit an unbeaten 32 to clinch the win with an over left.

Brent, who was named man of the match trapped Nafees and Aftab Ahmed lbw and bowled Mohammad Ashraful (14) and Hossain to put Bangladesh under pressure.

Saqibul Hasan was run out as Chamu Chibhabha threw from the bowler's end and Farhad Reza was also run out for five.

But Brent admitted Bangladesh's performance with the ball had set them up well.

"It took us five games to get going. With 20 more runs, we could have won," he said.

Asked to bat, Zimbabwe lost opener Tinotenda Mawoyo to Syed Rasel with the first ball of the eighth over.

Chibhabha built a partnership of 63 with Matsikenyeri before he was run out for 27 when Abdur Razzak threw the ball from long.

Left-armer Mehrab claimed his first international wicket in his sixth match when he got Elton Chigumbura to edge behind.

He then had Matsikenyeri caught at point by Razzak in the 39th over after a 114-ball vigil.

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