ZIM vs BAN: Litton Das ruled out of Zimbabwe tour with hamstring injury
ZIM vs BAN: Bangladesh opener Litton Das has suffered a hamstring injury which will keep him out of action for at least three weeks.
Litton had to retire hurt on 81 during the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Harare today and underwent a scan which revealed a muscle strain.
Bangladesh physio Muzadded Alpha Sany said: “We did a scan of the injured right hamstring and the report has confirmed a grade two muscle strain.
“Recovery from such injuries usually require about three to four weeks. He will be assessed further in the coming days and will be put on a rehab plan.”
Coming to the match, after an exciting run chase in Harare on Friday, Zimbabwe defeated Bangladesh in an ODI for the first time in nine years.
After deciding to bowl first, Zimbabwe gave up 303/2 and saw their hopes quickly dashed. As their openers fell in the first two overs, leaving them reeling at 6/2. After a promising stand, Wesley Madhevere was knocked out, but Zimbabwe was saved once more by Sikandar Raza.
In the companionship of Innocent Kaia, Raza assisted Zimbabwe in escaping its rut and regaining control. The pair continued, expertly timing their collaboration to lower the required rate.
As the pair put together a 192-run partnership, the third-highest ever for Zimbabwe in ODIs. Kaia completed his first ODI ton while Raza scored his fourth. With 224 runs against Afghanistan, Hamilton Mazakadza and Raza alone hold the record for the best stand in 2014.
Zimbabwe remained on track to win the game even after Kaia was eventually removed for 110. As Zimbabwe recorded a historic victory, Raza stayed unbeaten on 135.
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