Bangladesh recovers from 60-6 to beat Zimbabwe in T20 opener

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Afif Hossain hit a 26-ball 52 as Bangladesh made a spectacular recovery to beat Zimbabwe by three wickets on Friday with two balls remaining in a winning start to the Twenty20 tri-series.

The match was delayed by more than 1 1/2 hours due to a wet outfield and reduced to 18 overs per team.

Zimbabwe posted a challenging 144-5 and looked headed for victory with Bangladesh 60-6 in the 10th over.

But 19-year old Afif Hossain, playing only his second match, counterattacked in style as Bangladesh reached 148-7 in 17.4 overs.


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