Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first ODI on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

Imrul Kayes smashed a brilliant century (144) and helped his team post a good total.

Final scorecard: Bangladesh win by 28 runs.

Zimbabwe 243/9 in 50 overs

Bangladesh 271/9 in 50 overs (Imrul Kayes 144)

Bangladesh is ranked seventh in the ICC ODI rankings while the visitors Zimbabwe is at the 11th position on the same table.

GTV live streaming details

Gazi TV has the television rights of the series in Bangladesh and will be covering each match of the series.

Gazi TV will also provide the live streaming of the games via their Youtube channel named Rabbitholebd Sports.

Hotstar also has the rights of live streaming the series in India and its subcontinent, while SuperSport Live will also provide the same facility in some countries in Africa.

Sikandar Raza back in Zimbabwe side

Rubel Hossain was reported ill due to fever but ESPNCricinfo confirmed that the pacer should be fit in time for the first ODI.

Bangladesh is yet to find a suitable opening partner to Liton Das, in absence of Tamim Iqbal. Mehedi Hassan opened in the last international game the side played, but the look of the squad gives a different idea. Bangladesh is also without the experienced all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Sikandar Raza will be coming back into the XI after missing the last two series. The middle-order of Zimbabwe looks really solid on paper, but performance and results haven't gone their way in recent times.

ESPN Cricinfo stated that Craig Ervine was tried at the opening position for the warm-up game, but couldn't really get going. In this case, Solomon Mire is likely to open with Hamilton Masakadza.

A slow pitch awaits the two sides

The Dhaka pitch is known for being slow and offers some turn for the spinners. Seamers who can vary their pace and variations are usually successful in these conditions.

Not most runs yielding pitch, but the turf in Dhaka has produced a lot of interesting games.

The weather forecast of Dhaka predicts a hot and humid day, but the late afternoon start will help the players as the weather will be pleasant as the evening approaches.