HARARE (AFP) - Brian Vitori became the first Zimbabwean to take five wickets on his one-day international debut as the home side restricted Bangladesh to 184 all-out at the Harare Sports Club on Friday in the first of five contests between the two teams.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hassan and Mushfiqur Rahim both made half-centuries as they put on 105 for the sixth wicket but they were powerless to stop Vitori who took five wickets for 30 runs in his 10 overs.
The 21-year-old left-arm quick bowler left a trail of wreckage at the top of the Bangladesh batting as he snatched four wickets for 21 in a spell of eight overs, removing Tamim Iqbal for four, Imrul Kayes (11), Shahriar Nafeez (14) and Mohammad Ashraful (2).
At that point Bangladesh were reeling at 33 for four and things got even worse when Mahmudullah was dismissed by Elton Chigumbura for five with the score 43 for five in the 17th over.
Al Hassan and Rahim then began the fightback, both batting sensibly and securely as they added 105 in 23 overs.
The stand ended, though, when Al Hassan, who made 53 off 63 balls with just two boundaries, was superbly caught by Prosper Utseya off Hamilton Mazakdza.
Rahim lasted another four overs, making 59 off 93 balls with five fours, before falling to Utseya, the 100th wicket of his ODI career.
Ray Price and Vitori made short work of the tail with the innings folding eight balls early when Rubel Hossain was run out. Sohrawardi Shuvo, brought into the team in place of Robiul Islam, was left unbeaten on 20.
Zimbabwe won the one-off Test between the two sides by 130 runs.