Bangladesh get hostile reception on return from Zimbabwe

DHAKA, (Reuters) – Angry fans wielded broom-sticks at the Bangladesh cricket team on their return to Dhaka from the  disappointing tour of Zimbabwe yesterday.

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.

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