The two went after the bowlers right from the outset. It came up in 180 balls with both scoring tons. Sarkar had 6 maximums in his innings as he took the Zimbabwe bowlers to the cleaners. Kayes was initially the aggressor but once Sarkar got going, the former was happy to play second fiddle. The two however, could not stay there till the end as one perished shortly after getting to his ton and the other being dismissed with not much needed. However, Rahim and Mithun ensured they did not lose any more wickets and finished the game off.
BANGLADESH HAVE INFLICTED A CLEAN SWEEP! A mockery, that is exactly what Bangladesh have made of this run chase. This is the highest run chase on this ground and they have done it without breaking a sweat. Also, they did not get off to the best of starts as they lost Liton Das on the very first ball of their innings. Soumya Sarkar and Liton Das then joined association and smashed a partnership of 220 runs.
Powerplay 3 has been signaled! Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the ring. Not sure if that would make a difference to the outcome of the game.
Mohammad Mithun is the new batsman.
A late review as an appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Rahim is the man in question.
Sikandar Raza is back on.
Wellington Masakadza is back on.
Donaldo Tiripano is back on.
Sean Williams is into the attack.
Drinks break. Meanwhile, Mushfiqur Rahim is in next at number 4. 67 needed off 120 balls.
Hamilton Masakadza to bowl.
Kyle Jarvis is back into the attack. Zimbabwe in dire straits, they need a wicket and that too in a heap, if they want to make a comeback.
Ngarava is back on.
Donald Tiripano is back on.
The physio is also out and the magic spray is being sprayed. It always does its work, doesn't it? Kayes is all ready to continue.
Sean Williams is into the attack. Trying everything here is Masakadza.
Drinks! Bangladesh are absolutely cruising at the moment. They did lose Das early but after that, the two batting out there have milked the bowlers. Zimbabwe need not one but a few wickets or the hosts will make a canter of this chase. Is there a fightback in store after the break or will the home side continue its domination?
Double change as Wellington Masakadza is into the attack.
Powerplay 2 has been signaled! Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the ring till the 40th over. Also, Sikandar Raza is into the attack.
Donald Tiripano is into the attack now.
Imrul Kayes once again has got off to a start and is looking dangerous.
Imrul Kayes is taking the leg stump guard now.
Richard Ngarava to bowl with the second new ball.
Soumya Sarkar is the number 3 batsman.
Huge shout for an lbw. The finger goes up. What a start for Zimbabwe! Liton Das, however, has referred it.
We're back for the run chase. The men concerned are back on the field. Imrul Kayes and Liton Das are the Bangladesh openers. Both have shown good form and are fresh from a 148-run stand. They would like to lay a strong platform in this stiff chase. Kyle Jarvis to begin proceedings with the first new ball. Let's play...