Raza, Madhevere, bowlers give Zimbabwe 1-0 lead

Litton, Nurul impress for Bangladesh, but the steep target proves too much in the end.

Zimbabwe 205 for 3 (Madhevere 67, Raza 65*, Mustafizur 2-50) beat

Bangladesh 188 for 6 (Nurul 42*, Shanto 37, Jongwe 2-34) by 17 runs

A late flourish by Bangladesh captain Nurul Hasan could not defy Zimbabwe

The win was fashioned by fifties from Wessly Madhevere and Sikandar Raza

The win was fashioned by fifties from Wessly Madhevere and Sikandar Raza

who kept their nerves to clinch a 17-run win in the first T20I and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

followed by some efficient death bowling by Richard Ngarava and Luke Jongwe

Chasing 206, Bangladesh were never really in the chase until Nurul started hitting sixes in the last few overs

This is Zimbabwe's sixth successive T20I win, their best streak in the format.

but an already struggling side looked out of their depth all through.

This is the second time in the space of six T20Is that Zimbabwe have breached the 200-run mark.

It is also the first time in eight years that Zimbabwe have taken a 1-0 lead in a bilateral series against Bangladesh.