Bangladesh have scored 175-7 after the first innings of the fourth match of the tri-nation series. Mahmudullah top-scored with 62 whereas Liton scored 38.
Winning the toss, Zimbabwean skipper Hamilton Masakadza put the hosts in to bat. Bangladesh had made three changes as they brought in Shafiul Islam, Nazmul Hossain and Aminul Biplob to replace Taijul Islam, Sabbir Rahman and Soumya Sarkar. Both Nazmul and Biplob were debutants, with the latter playing his first international match.
Bangladesh started well as Liton Das unleashed himself on the bowlers before Nazmul was deceived by Kyle Jarvis with a slower delivery. The debutant went back for 11.
Liton followed soon after as he edged a delivery off Mpofu high into the sky, only to be caught by Madziva for 38.
Skipper Shakib continued on his bad patch as he was caught off Ryan Burl for only 10.
Mushfiq-Mahmudullah put up a good stand to keep the runs coming, as Bangladesh looked set to score big. Their 78-run stand was broken when Mutombodzi got rid off Mushfiqur Rahim on 32.
Mahmudullah and Afif failed to accelerate before the youngster went back for seven off eight deliveries as he edged to Taylor off Mpofu.
Mahmudullah in the meantime, reached hi fifty and also 8000 runs in international cricket.
Mahmudullah was sent back by Jarvis in the last over of the innings on 62, even though there were questions about the delivery being a high no-ball.
Mosaddek went back on the very next delivery in a similar fashion to Mahmudullah for two.
Bangladesh ended up on 175-7 as Saifuddin and debutant Aminul Biplob stayed unbeaten.