At the Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, 5 May 2013
Result: Zimbabwe 253 for 4 (Williams 77*, Sibanda 49, Shafiul 2/51) beat Bangladesh 252 for 9 (Razzak 53*, Chigumbura 3/39) by six wickets.
A career-best 78 not out by local boy Sean Williams guided Zimbabwe to a six-wicket win over Bangladesh, in their second Teletalk 3G One-Day International match at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
With the win, Zimbabwe levelled the series ahead of the third and final ODI at the same venue on Wednesday.
Another mixed performance by Zimbabwe's bowlers and fielders saw Bangladesh reach 252 for nine from their allotted 50 overs, after Brendan Taylor called correctly at the toss for the second time, and inserted the Tigers on another good batting track.
The Bangladesh top order found the going tough, thanks to Kyle Jarvis and particularly Tendai Chatara, who were exemplary with the new ball.
Both Mohammad Ashraful and Tamim Iqbal fell cheaply, to leave the Tigers tottering at 16 for two.
There was a slight recovery as Mominul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim added 46 for the third wicket before an Elton Chigumbura in-swinger surprised the skipper, and trapped him in front for 26.
Haque then became Chigumbura's second victim when he held out to mid-on, trying to up the tempo.
Former captain Shakib al Hasan looked to be in prolific form as he eased his way to 34 before Prosper Utseya accounted for the all-rounder, when he was adjudged to be out leg before wicket as well, although replays suggest that Shakib may have got an inside edge before the ball went on to hit his pad.
Shakib clearly thought he had been wrongly treated, as he erupted into a volcanic outburst, and very nearly struck Brendan Taylor with his bat, as he thumped his bat into his pad with disgust and anger.
However, Shakib made amends by then apologising to Taylor before leaving the field of play.
Zimbabwe would have been hoping to restrict Bangladesh to a total considerably less than the 252 that the tourists made, but Abdur Razzak batting at number nine had other ideas.
The left-arm spinner took full advantage of some poor bowling at the death by Jarvis and Shingirai Masakadza, as he blasted a career best 52 not out which included four fours and five massive sixes, to ensure that Bangladesh had a defendable total.
Tendai Chatara finished with figures of two wickets for 33 runs from his quota of 10 overs, while Elton Chigumbura finished with three for 39 from his 10.
Batting, Zimbabwe lost the early wicket of Hamilton Masakadza for just 15, but Sikandar Raza Butt (23) and the recalled Vusimuzi Sibanda (49) carried on the momentum, adding 65 for the second wicket before they fell in quick succession to leave Zimbabwe precariously placed at 94 for three.
Brendan Taylor and Sean Williams steadied the ship however, thanks to a solid partnership of 73 off 102 balls before Taylor chipped Rahman to Mominul Haque for 37.
Man of the match Williams was then joined by Malcolm Waller, and the two rotated the strike magnificently from the start with Waller finishing unbeaten on 39, and Williams on 78, as Zimbabwe reached the target of 253 runs in 48.5 overs.
The two teams now have it all to do when they meet in the third and final Teletalk 3G ODI at Queens Sports Club on Wednesday.