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Chigumbura stars in Zimbabwe win

Tri-series one-day international, Dhaka:
Zimbabwe 205-9 beat Bangladesh 167 by 38 runs
Match scorecard
Elton Chigumbura hits out for Zimbabwe against Bangladesh on Saturday
Chigumbura starred in the opening match of the three-team tournament

Elton Chigumbura led the way with a vital fifty as Zimbabwe defeated hosts Bangladesh by 38 runs in the first match of the three-team tournament.

Chigumbura hit a patient 64 to steer the tourists to 205-9, while Shakib Al Hasan claimed 3-23 and Naeem Islam took 3-32 for the hosts.

The Tigers slumped to 33-4 before Shakib scored a defiant 52 but the hosts were dismissed for 167.

Bangladesh now have to beat Sri Lanka to stay in contention for a final spot.

Chigumbura's 64 came off 95 deliveries and contained five boundaries, while captain Prosper Utseya claimed 2-22 for the tourists.

The second match of the series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe takes place in Mirpur on Monday.

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