Bangladesh secured a triumphant seven-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
|Mahmud Ullah and Abdur Razzak celebrate the dismissal of Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller [AFP]
Skipper Shakib Al Hasan smashed 105 off 69 balls after teammate Abdur Razzak took five wickets to give Bangladesh the upper hand.
Zimbabwe were bowled out for 219 and Bangladesh needed only 29.3 overs to reach 221-3 to level the five-match series at 1-1.
Shakib hit 15 boundaries and three sixes for his fourth ODI century,
sharing in an unbeaten stand of 165 with Raqibul Hassan, who scored 39 off 75 balls.
H Masakadza lbw b Naeem 34
J Chibhabha st Rahim b Ashraful 39
B Taylor b Razzak 21
T Taibu c Roqibul b Naeem 38
C Coventry c Siddique b Razzak 0
S Matsikenyeri c Rahim b Ashraful 14
M Waller b Razzak 40
E Chigumbura c Ullah b Shakib 8
G Cremer b Razzak 2
R Price not out 4
K Jarvis lbw b Razzak 0
Total (all out, 47.2 overs) 219
Fall of wickets: 1-59 2-96 3-96 4-96 5-130 6-184 7-207 8-215 9-217
T Iqbal c Masakadza b Chibhabha 26
Z Siddique c&b Chigumbura 23
M Ashraful c Taylor b Chigumbura 3
R Hassan not out 39
S Hasan not out 105
Total (three wickets, 29.3 overs) 221
Fall of wickets: 1-44 2-56 3-56
Bangladesh openers Junaid Siddque and Tamim Iqbal raced to 44 off 23 balls before Elton Chigumbura caught and bowled Siddque for 23 in the fourth over.
Chigumbura removed Mohammad Ashraful for 3 in his next over, and Justice Chibhabha dismissed Iqbal for 26 on the very ball as Bangldesh fell to 56-3
in the seventh over.
Shakib and Hassan then put on Bangladesh's third highest ODI partnership to lead their team to victory.
Earlier, Razzak finished with a career-best 5-29 to run through the Zimbabwe batting line-up.
Zimbabwe made a steady start after winning the toss and batting, but lost regular wickets once captain Hamilton Masakadza was trapped leg-before-wicket for 34 while trying to sweep Naeem Islam.
Three wickets then fell with the score on 96 and Zimbabwe never fully recovered. Bangladesh did the real damage to Zimbabwe's batting order in the 21st and 22nd overs.
Justice Chibhabha was stumped by Mushfiqur Rahim for one of Mohammad Ashraful's two wickets, Brendan Taylor was bowled by Razzak and Charles Coventry was caught in the slips, also off Razzak.
Malcolm Waller replaced the injured Prosper Utseya and top-scored with 40 but he also fell to Razzak.
Ashraful finished with 2-28, while Islam took 2-43.