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- Rare ODI win for Bangladesh
Shakib Al Hasan became the 12th cricketer to smash a century and claim four wickets in a one-day international as Bangladesh comfortably beat Zimbabwe by 87 runs in the series opener yesterday.
The all-rounder picked up 4-41 to help Bangladesh bowl the visitors out for 194 after his 101 guided the side to a strong 281-7.
He also featured in a national record 148-run partnership with Mushfiqur Rahim for the fifth wicket that set the tune. Rahim scored 65.
"Me and Mushy had a very good partnership. I don't know what I have changed in bowling," Shakib said. "I have been bowling a lot, and I love to contribute, but when it is my day, I have to make sure it belongs to me."
It was Bangladesh's first ODI win of the year, after losing 12 and having one washed out.
- Pakistan, NZ draw 2nd Test
DUBAI, UAE (AP):
Pakistan survived an unexpected top-order collapse to draw the second Test with New Zealand after being set a tricky target of 261 in 72 overs on the last day yesterday.
Trent Boult's (2-12) twin strikes left Pakistan reeling at 75-4 before top-scorer Younis Khan (44) and Asad Shafiq (41 not out) combined for 74 runs to help guide their team to a safe 196-5 with five overs unused.
Earlier, Kiwis captain Brendon McCullum made a bold declaration at 250-9 for an overall lead of 260 runs, with Ross Taylor scoring a brilliant 104.
Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (5-79), who had Taylor stumped, bagged his first five-wicket haul, while left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar took 4-96.
Final scores: New Zealand: 403 & 250-9 decl (Ross Taylor 104; Yasir Shah 5-79, Zulfiqar Babar 4-96); Pakistan 393 and 196-5 (Younis Khan 44, Shan Masood 40; Trent Boult 2-12, Mark Craig 2-66).
- Sturridge breaks down again
LIVERPOOL, England (AP):
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge will not play again this year after breaking down with another injury to his left thigh, extending the England international's long spell out of the team.
Sturridge, who has not played since August 31 because of injury, tore a muscle in training on Tuesday.
"I spoke to him today and he was as down as I have seen anyone, in terms of not being able to help the team," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday.
Liverpool has opened what it described as an "investigation" into Sturridge's injury issues, with the striker having been sidelined because of a left thigh problem nine times.