Mosaddek, Liton shine as Tigers keep T20 series alive


Sports desk, July 31: Mosaddek Hossain Saikat’s career-best 5-20 was complemented by Liton Das’s fluent 56 as Bangladesh romped to a seven-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the second T20 to level the three-match series 1-1 at Harare Sports Club on Sunday.

Mosaddek who became only fourth Bangladeshi bowler to take five-wicket haul after Elias Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan bowled four straight overs to take those five wickets, which was instrumental in limiting the hosts to 135-8 in a batting paradise. Liton’s sixth half-century then helped Bangladesh knock off the target with 15 balls to spare.

His 33-ball-innings was studded by six fours and two sixes. Afif Hossain and Najmul Hossain Shanto who added 55-run in the undefeated fourth wicket stand to sail the side home was not out on 30 and 19 runs respectively.