Bangladesh in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2021

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh - 3rd ODI

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date & Time: 20 July 2021

Bangladesh 302/5

RR: 6.29 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Liton Das c Tadiwanashe Marumani & b Wesley Madheverec Tadiwanashe Marumani & b Wesley Madhevere323730
Tamim Iqbal c Regis Chakabva (W) & b Donald Tiripanoc Regis Chakabva (W) & b Donald Tiripano1129783
Shakib Al Hasan c Regis Chakabva (W) & b Luke Jongwec Regis Chakabva (W) & b Luke Jongwe304211
Mohammad Mithun c Tendai Chatara & b Wesley Madheverec Tendai Chatara & b Wesley Madhevere305710
Mahmudullah c Regis Chakabva (W) & b Donald Tiripanoc Regis Chakabva (W) & b Donald Tiripano0100
Nurul Hasan not out not out 453960
Afif Hossain not out not out 261731
Mosaddek Hossain
Mohammad Saifuddin
Taskin Ahmed
Mustafizur Rahman
Extras 27 (b 4, lb 1, w 20, nb 2)
Total 302 (5 Wkts, 48.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
88-1 (Liton Das,13.5), 147-2 (Shakib Al Hasan,25.2), 204-3 (Tamim Iqbal,34.1), 204-4 (Mahmudullah,34.2), 268-5 (Mohammad Mithun,43.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Blessing Muzarabani8 0 43 0 5.38
Tendai Chatara8 0 56 0 7.00
Luke Jongwe7 0 44 1 6.29
Donald Tiripano7 0 61 2 8.71
Wesley Madhevere10 0 45 2 4.50
Sikandar Raza5 0 23 0 4.60
Ryan Burl3 0 25 0 8.33

Right. then. That is it from the coverage of this game. The Tigers have secured 30 crucial points from this ODI series away from home. But don't forget there is a T20I series to follow. As Zimbabwe will take on Bangladesh in the first of the three game T20I series on 22nd July, 2021 at 1030 GMT. Do join us for the live action. Till then cheers and goodbye!

The skipper Tamim Iqbal joins his team to lift the trophy and began the celebrations in Harare. Bangladesh have sealed the series in style. 

Tamim Iqbal, Man of the Match says that he is delighted to contribute to the team. Says that it was a good wicket and they bowled well in the last 3 overs. Adds that keeping the World Cup in mind we had to chase this total. Mentions that he will not be a part of the T20I series due to an injury. Ends by wishing Eid Mubarak to everyone back home.

Shakib Al Hasan, Player of the series, says, It was always good to contribute to the team and always special to win against Zimbabwe in their own den. Says that the pitch was good to bat and he missed out on an opportunity today. Adds that in T20, they have to turn up to win the series.

Brendan Taylor is up for a chat. He says there are a lot of positives to take back from this series and will be ready for the upcoming series against Ireland. Says Raza came back from the injury and played an incredible knock. Ends by saying he wanted to give the ball to Blessing Muzarabani but Donald Tiripano was able to strike today. Also says Nurul Hasan took the game away from them.

...Presentation time...

Not a good start with the ball for the hosts, they had their moments in between but could not capitalize on it. Zimbabwe found the first breakthrough in the 14th over, as the spinner Wesley Madhevere drew the first blood. The pacers weren’t disciplined with the ball in the Powerplay 1, as they did not trouble the batsmen at all. But during the middle overs, Luke Jongwe came to the party and skittled out Shakib Al Hasan. It was then Donald Tiripano who struck twice in two deliveries. First, it was Tamim Iqbal who got trapped followed by the dismissal of Mahmudullah. Wesley Madhevere came back in the end to take one more wicket. The rest of the bowlers probed good lines and lengths but never got rewarded for their effort. Not the end the hosts were looking for.

The Tigers have chased down the target of 299 successfully. Bangladesh started off solidly with the help of their skipper Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das. But the latter had to depart due to a miscued sweep hit. Shakib Al Hasan was also sent back with just 30 runs to his name. It was all about Tamim Iqbal as he went onto score a century. But soon after he got off to Donald Tiripano and in the next delivery itself, Mahmudullah had to depart on a golden duck. Right, through the innings whenever they were put on the back foot, they managed well to recover quickly and get back on the driving seat. This time, it was the clumsy innings of Mohammad Mithun along with the power-hitter Nurul Hasan who build an important partnership to take their side well within the reach of the target. Afif Hossain’s small cameo, in the end, helped Bangladesh complete the whitewash and end the series with a 3-nil win.

So, Bangladesh won the game by 5 wickets, as they make complete use of this batting pitch in Harare to seal the series 3-0 and have made the clean sweep over Zimbabwe. They have also added 10 more points to the World Cup Super League table. The hosts fought till the end but it just wasn't their day with the ball today. 

47.6
4
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, FOUR! There it is, BANGLADESH WIN BY 5 WICKETS! Another full ball outside off. Afif Hossain slashes it through covers for a boundary.
47.5
6
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, SIX! Just the single needed now! A full ball way outside off. Afif Hossain gets low and smashes it over long off for a biggie.
47.5
0
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, WIDE! Spills it way down the leg side again. Hossain misses his flick. Wide given.
47.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, Full ball on middle. Hossain tucks it to mid-wicket.
47.3
1
Luke Jongwe to Nurul Hasan, Fuller ball on middle. Hasan pushes it to long on. The fielder fumbles to carry it but no harms down. Too many fumbles today by Zimbabwe's fielder.
47.3
0
Luke Jongwe to Nurul Hasan, WIDE! Full ball, angling way down the leg side. Wide given.
47.2
2
Luke Jongwe to Nurul Hasan, Full on middle. Hasan flicks it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
47.1
1
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, Chance missed! On a length outside off. Hossain works it to cover and runs across for a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the striker's end but misses, even the keeper failed to collect the ball. 

Luke Jongwe comes back into the attack.

46.6
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, On the pads, on a length. Afif Hossain glances it to fine leg for another single. 13 runs required off last 3 overs.
46.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, Fuller ball on middle. This is clipped to mid-wicket.
46.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, A short of a length ball outside off. Hossain cuts it to point.
46.3
2
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, Good running between the wickets here! A full ball on middle. Afif Hossain flicks it to mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.
46.2
2
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, A length ball outside off. Hossain waits for it and dabs it past point towards third man. The fielder there fumbles to carry it and allows a couple of runs.
46.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Nurul Hasan, TAP AND RUN! A full ball on off. Hasan defends it with soft hands towards cover and scampers through for a single.

Blessing Muzarabani comes back into the attack. He replaces Donald Tiripano.

45.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Flatter ball on middle. This is pushed to mid on. Just 19 required off 24 balls
45.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Around off. Blocked out.
45.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, Full and off. Hasan steps down and drives it to deep cover for a single.
45.3
0
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.
45.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, Sees Nurul Hasan come down the track, Wesley Madhevere drags his length back and bowls it in the line. Hasan gets an inside edge onto the body.
45.1
0
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, Tossed up on middle. Defended out.
44.6
4
Donald Tiripano to Afif Hossain, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries and Bangladesh are nearing to the win! Another length ball outside off. Hossain slaps it to past point for another boundary. No chance for the fielder at third man to reach it.
44.5
4
Donald Tiripano to Afif Hossain, FOUR! CRACKED AWAY! A length ball way outside off. Hossain slaps it past point for a boundary.
44.4
0
Donald Tiripano to Afif Hossain, A good length ball, slanting across, outside off. Hossain looks to pull but fails to connect it.
44.3
1
Donald Tiripano to Nurul Hasan, A full length ball, on off, Hasan nudges it to mid-wicket for a single.
44.2
0
Donald Tiripano to Nurul Hasan, Back of a length ball, on the ribs. Hasan looks to pull it away but misses.
44.1
1
Donald Tiripano to Afif Hossain, A full length ball, on off, Hossain pushes it to point for a single.
43.6
0
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, Tossed up on middle. Hasan pushes it to mid-wicket.
43.5
0
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, Full ball on middle. Hasan flicks it to square leg. He wanted a run but was clearly sent back.
43.4
1
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Full on middle. Afif Hossain flicks it to mid-wicket for a single. He is off the mark.
43.3
0
Wesley Madhevere to Afif Hossain, Darted on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket.

Who will walk out next? It is going to be Afif Hossain.

43.2
0
Wesley Madhevere to Mohammad Mithun, OUT! CAUGHT! Might be too late for a wicket for Zimbabwe! A full ball on middle. Mithun comes down the track and reaches to the pitch of the ball. Mithun lofts it but off the toe end of the bat towards long off where Tendai Chatara takes a simple catch. It would be brilliant if Zimbabwe turn things around from here. Can they do it?
43.1
1
Wesley Madhevere to Nurul Hasan, On middle. Hasan flicks it to square leg for a single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end but misses it. Would he had a direct hit, Hasan was a goner.
42.6
0
Donald Tiripano to Mohammad Mithun, A length ball around off. Mithun swivels across on the off side and looks to flick but misses. 
42.5
0
Donald Tiripano to Mohammad Mithun, BEATEN! Was there an edge on it? The replays show, there wasn.t. A length ball, just around 4th stump line. Mithun looks to defend inside the line but gets beaten on the outside edge towards the keeper who fumbles to get a hold of it.
42.5
0
Donald Tiripano to Nurul Hasan, TWO WIDES! Nothing is going with the plan for Donald Tiripano! Another length ball way down the leg side. The keepers gets a hand on it and allows a single.
42.5
0
Donald Tiripano to Nurul Hasan, WIDE! Length ball, way down the leg side. Hasan misses his flick. Wide given.
42.4
4
Donald Tiripano to Nurul Hasan, FOUR! Two in a row and Hasan is playing a beautiful cameo for his team! A slower short ball on off, Hasan pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
42.3
4
Donald Tiripano to Nurul Hasan, FOUR! Beautiful shot! A full ball on off. Hasan smashes it over mid off for a boundary.