Mushfiqur Rahim, who was not originally named in the BCB XI for the warm-up match against Zimbabwe, featured in the match to gear up for the upcoming T20 tri-nation series. His knock however was not enough to stop Zimbabwe from clinching a comfortable seven-wicket victory at Fatuallah today.
Sabbir Rahman and Mushfiqur starred in a 53-run partnership for the third wicket before both fell in the 15th over in the space of three deliveries. BCB XI looked to increase the scoring rate but no one got going with Mohammad Saifuddin remaining unbeaten on seven. BCB XI reached 142 for seven in the end with Sean Williams bagging three wickets.
In reply, Brendan Taylor hit an unbeaten 44-ball 57 laced with two fours and three sixes while Timcyen Maruma struck a blistering unbeaten 28-ball 44 to take Zimbabwe to a seven-wicket win.
Afif Hossain was the only BCB XI bowler with any success to show for, bagging all three Zimbabwe wickets that fell.
BCB XI 142: (Sabbir 30, Mushfiqur 26, Williams 3/18)
Zimbabwe 144/3 in 17.2 ovrs (Taylor 57*, Maruma 44*, Afif 3/19)