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Bangladesh get hostile reception on return from Zimbabwe

Dhaka: Angry fans wielded broom-sticks at the Bangladesh cricket team on their return to Dhaka from the disappointing tour of Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe, returning to test cricket after a six-year exile for political reasons, beat Bangladesh by 130 runs in a one-off match.

The home side also won the one-day international series 3-2, Bangladesh`s first limited-overs series defeat by Zimbabwe in six years.

Dozens of fans gathered at Dhaka`s International Airport to vent their anger and frustration, carrying banners and placards and chanting slogans against the players who were outplayed before securing consolation wins in the last two one-dayers.

Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan blamed lack of preparation for the poor performances.

"The three-month break (since a one-day series against Australia in April) that we had made the difference." Shakib told reporters.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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