Bangladesh in Zimbabwe, 3 ODI Series, 2021
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 20 July 2021
RR: 6.29 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets
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.
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.
Luke Jongwe comes back into the attack.
Blessing Muzarabani comes back into the attack. He replaces Donald Tiripano.
Who will walk out next? It is going to be Afif Hossain.
End of Powerplay 2! Powerply 3 begins! Which means now a maximum of 5 fielders will be allowed outside the 30-yard circle until the end of the innings.
Wesley Madhevere comes back into the attack.
Ryan Burl comes back into the attack. He replaces Tendai Chatara.
Who will come out next? It is going to be Nurul Hasan.
Who will come out next? It is Mahmudullah.
DRINKS! Bangladesh look in a comfortable position. Both Mithun and Iqbal are ticking the scoreboard and making sure the run rate is below 7. For Zimbabwe, they need quick wickets in the next few overs to stay in this game.
Tendai Chatara comes back into the attack.
Blessing Muzarabani comes back into the attack. His figures 5-0-21-0 so far.
Tamim Iqbal looks in some pain, as he puts in a diving effort to get back into the crease. The physio is out to have a look.
Who will walk out next? It is going to be Mohammad Mithun.
Luke Jongwe comes back into the attack. His figures 2-0-6-0 so far.
Ryan Burl comes into the attack now. He replaces Sikandar Raza.
DRINKS! Bangladesh were looking good but the wicket of Das has brought some hope in the Zimbabwe camp to get back in the game. Tamim Iqbal is leading from the front and would look to add more runs along with Shakib Al Hasan. While, the only aim of Zimbabwe would be to keep chipping wickets if they want to see this game off.
Who will come out next? It is going to be Shakib Al Hasan.
Wesley Madhevere comes into the attack now to work his spin.
End of Powerplay 1! Powerplay 2 begins! Now, a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over. Also, for Zimbabwe there is a bowling change. Donald Tiripano comes into the attack. He replaces Blessing Muzarabani.
Luke Jongwe comes into the attack now. He replaces Tendai Chatara.
Who will bowl from the other end with the second new ball? It is going to be Tendai Chatara.