Chevrons slump to a heavy 155 run defeat

By Lawrence Trusida Sport Editor
IT was yet another disappointing day for the Zimbabwe national cricket team after the chevrons slumped to a heavy 155 run defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in the first One Day International at Harare Sports Club this Friday.
With the nation hoping for a respite following the Warriors poor showing at the COSAFA tournament, the Chevrons added salt to injury after a humbling 155 run defeat by Bangladesh at Harare Sports Club.
The hosts won the toss and managed to get two quick wickets after electing to bat.
However, it was the same old story as Zimbabwe gave away another good start after they had the visitors at one time 74 for 4, only to let them post a competitive 276 for 9.
Luke Jongwe took three wickets, while Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava weighed in with two wickets each.
In reply, the hosts lost debutant Tadiwanashe Marumani for a duck before Wesley Madhevere quickly followed with the score at 13.
Another debutant Dion Myers hit a quick fire 18 before he was dismissed and when Brandon Taylor, who was playing his 200th ODI was dismissed for 24, the game all but slipped away.
Regis Chakabva was the only one who managed a decent score with his second half century in this format.
The latest result will surely put more pressure on coach, Lalchand Rajput who has only managed to lead the nation to 15 victories in 75 matches.
While the numbers are not that bad, further analysis will show that he has managed to beat Associate nations 11 times with only three victories against test playing nations.
The chevrons will go into the second ODI this Sunday looking for nothing short of victory to gain points on the super league table.

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