Bangladesh in Zimbabwe, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh - 3rd T20I

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

Date & Time: 25 July 2021

Bangladesh 194/5

RR: 10.03 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Naim c Luke Jongwe & b Blessing Muzarabanic Luke Jongwe & b Blessing Muzarabani3700
Soumya Sarkar c Tarisai Musakanda (sub) & b Luke Jongwec Tarisai Musakanda (sub) & b Luke Jongwe684991
Shakib Al Hasan c Tarisai Musakanda (sub) & b Luke Jongwec Tarisai Musakanda (sub) & b Luke Jongwe251312
Mahmudullah c Regis Chakabva (W) & b Blessing Muzarabanic Regis Chakabva (W) & b Blessing Muzarabani342821
Afif Hossain bowled Wellington Masakadzabowled Wellington Masakadza14502
Shamim Hossain not out not out 311560
Nurul Hasan not out not out 1100
Mohammad Saifuddin
Nasum Ahmed
Taskin Ahmed
Shoriful Islam
Extras 18 (b 5, lb 1, w 10, nb 2)
Total 194 (5 Wkts, 19.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
20-1 (Mohammad Naim,2.2), 70-2 (Shakib Al Hasan,7.4), 133-3 (Soumya Sarkar,13.3), 150-4 (Afif Hossain,15.4), 187-5 (Mahmudullah,18.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sikandar Raza1 0 13 0 13.00
Tendai Chatara4 0 27 0 6.75
Blessing Muzarabani4 0 27 2 6.75
Dion Myers4 0 42 0 10.50
Luke Jongwe3 0 42 2 14.00
Wellington Masakadza3.2 0 37 1 11.56

So, that is it from this game! Mahmudullah has been given the trophy and now he along with his team celebrate the series win. All Bangladesh then in this tour, they won the Tests, the ODIs and now the T20Is too. That is it from this game and this series. However, if you haven't had enough of cricketing action, you can catch all the action from the India game which begins shortly. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Mahmudullah, The winning Captain of Bangladesh says the boys showed a lot of character and everyone contributed, Shamim played a good knock down the end and it was a combined effort in the end. States when you are chasing a big score, you need partnerships and also rotate strike well, they wanted to build partnerships and that was their plan. Adds, Sarkar scored when it was needed and he is pleased they could chase this down.

Soumya Sarkar has been given the Man of the Match for today and the Man of the Series!

Post Match Presentation - Zimbabwe Captain Sikandar Raza says they have shown improvement in every game and he felt the score was defendable on this track. States he was pretty confident about winning the game till the 15th over but the last couple of overs strayed away from the plans. Adds it is never easy to play a series without the seniors but seeing the youngsters step up was good and he hopes they can do better. Admits they need to bowl less extras and if they can do that, they can be a better side.

Earlier in the day, after electing to bat, Bangladesh scored a massive 193 thanks to a combined batting effort from their side. However, it was chased down quite easily in the end from Bangladesh who's batters to rose to the occasion.

The Zimbabwe bowling was not at its best! Far too many boundary balls and some extras too in between which just released the pressure. They did manage to take wickets here and there but could never build pressure on the visitors by bowling a few tight overs. Raza will not be pleased as he would have backed his bowlers to defend this.

What a fine, fine chase from Bangladesh! They truly deserve the series especially after chasing down such a massive total. They though did not get off to the best of starts as they lost Naim early. However, Shakib and Sarkar got things back on track before Shakib departed. Sarkar though continued and along with Mahmudullah took his side on top. Sarkar was departed after getting to his half ton, Afif also did not last for long out there. Shamim though came in and played a beauty of an innings along with Mahmudullah to take his side over the line.

19.2
1
Wellington Masakadza to Shamim Hossain, And There it is! Full toss, on the pads. Shamim Hossain flicks this towards the leg side for an easy single. And Bangladesh have won the match by 5 wickets, and they also take the series 2-1.
19.1
4
Wellington Masakadza to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! Quicker ball, outside off. Shamim Hossain smacks this straight down the ground past the bowler for a boundary. And Bangladesh need just 1 run to win now.
18.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Shamim Hossain, BYE! Shoriful Islam dances down the track. Blessing Muzarabani bangs this ball short and Shamim misses the hook. The ball goes through to the keeper, and they take a quick single.
18.5
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Nurul Hasan, Good length ball, around off. Guided towards third man for a single. Sensible stuff this from Nurul Hasan.
18.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, OUT! CAUGHT! Full ball, outside off. Mahmudullah looks to slice it over third man, but gets an oustside edge and the ball goes towards the right of the keeper who dives and completes a very good low catch. So the Captain has to depart.
18.3
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Shamim Hossain, Slower ball, on off. Shamim Hossain cuts it late towards the short third man fielder.
18.2
4
Blessing Muzarabani to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! Full ball, on off. Shamim Hossain swings hard, gets a thick outside edge and the ball races away to the boundary. 
18.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, Short of a length ball, outside off. Mahmudullah pulls it hard but straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder. They take one.
17.6
4
Dion Myers to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! In the gap again and this is probably the over which seals the deal for Bangladesh. 15 from it and just the 13 needed in 12. A short one, Hossain pulls it uppishly, he does not hit it very well but in the gap in the mid-wicket region for another boundary.
17.5
4
Dion Myers to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! Shamim you beaty! We say it again, what a cameo this is! What innovation. Outrageous! He plays the reverse sweep, he gets it past the short third man fielder and into the fence. Finding the gaps nicely.
17.4
4
Dion Myers to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! Thumped away! There is the needed boundary and this is a really good innings from Shamim so far. It is short and outside off, Hossain slaps it through covers for a boundary.
17.3
2
Dion Myers to Shamim Hossain, Two! Good running! This is short and wide outside off, Hossain looks to cut but this goes off the underedge on the off side for one. That was very wide, he could have left it but went for it.
17.2
1
Dion Myers to Mahmudullah, Just the one again! ON middle, Mahmudullah swings, this goes off the inner half towards mid-wicket for one.

Dion Myers has been brought back into the attack.

17.1
0
Dion Myers to Mahmudullah, Tried to be cheeky but it does not come off! It is a slower one outside off, Mahmudullah gets into positon early to play the scoop but it hits the glove and goes to the keeper on the bounce.
16.6
0
Tendai Chatara to Shamim Hossain, That is rash! Not needed! Comes down the track and this is a slower one outside off. Shamim swings but misses.
16.5
4
Tendai Chatara to Shamim Hossain, FOUR! Put away! Really clever from Shamim! He walks across and Chatara bowls it well wide outside off, he did not look to whack it over the leg side but instead just guided it past point, third man was in the ring so another crucial boundary.
16.4
1
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, Just the one this time! It is a slower one, Mahmudullah looks to whip it again but this time it goes more off the inner half towards deep square leg for one.
16.3
6
Tendai Chatara to Mahmudullah, SIX! NAILED! Trademark Mahmudullah! This is where he loves the ball! He walks across and this is full and on middle, this is heaved over the square leg fence for a biggie.
16.2
1
Tendai Chatara to Shamim Hossain, Just the single! Shorter again and outside off, Hossain cuts it towards point for one more. The good thing is Mahmudullah is back on strike.

Tendai Chatara comes back into the attack.

16.1
0
Tendai Chatara to Shamim Hossain, A dot! Gold dust at the moment! It is short and outside off, Hossain slashes but misses.
15.6
1
Wellington Masakadza to Shamim Hossain, One more single! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled hard through mid-wicket for one.
15.5
1
Wellington Masakadza to Mahmudullah, Just the single from the Free Hit! It is full and on middle, Mahmudullah looks to go over long on but does not time it. Just one.
15.5
1
Wellington Masakadza to Shamim Hossain, NO BALL! This could prove very costly as a Free Hit is coming up! Shamim is taken by surprise. It is a high full toss on the body, Shamim looks to pull but is late on the shot, it goes off the glove towards square leg for one.

Who will come out to bat next? Shamim Hossain is the new man in.

15.4
0
Wellington Masakadza to Afif Hossain, OUT! TIMBER! Masakadza strikes and once again, just as the game seems to be slipping away, Zimbabwe strike and are back into the contest! Really accurate stuff! Saw the batter move across and fires in a yorker on the leg pole. Afif looks to sweep but misses and it hits the leg stumps. A short but sweet innings comes to an end but Bangladesh would have loved for him to stay out there for longer. 44 needed in 26.
15.3
6
Wellington Masakadza to Afif Hossain, SIX! Nailed! There is the pressure releaser! That is beautifully timed. This is fuller and on off, Afif lofts it over the long off fence for a biggie. 150 up for Bangladesh.
15.2
1
Wellington Masakadza to Mahmudullah, Just the one again! Shuffles across and sweeps but towards short fine leg.
15.1
1
Wellington Masakadza to Afif Hossain, Well bowled! Hossain looks to play the reverse sweep but this is very full and on the pads, it is squeezed out towards point for one.
14.6
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, In the blockhole. Mahmudullah somehow manages to dig this one out back towards the bowler.
14.5
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, Back of a length ball, outside off. Mahmudullah gets down on one knee to scoop it but gets the toe end of the bat and the ball goes back at the bowler.
14.4
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, Length ball, outside off. Mahmudullah looks to heave it on the leg side but misses it.
14.3
0
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, Mahmudullah advances down the track and slogs hard but misses.
14.2
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Afif Hossain, Gpod length ball, on off. Tapped towards backward point for a single.
14.1
1
Blessing Muzarabani to Mahmudullah, Good length ball, on off. Mahmudullah pulls it towards square leg for one.
13.6
6
Luke Jongwe to Afif Hossain, SIX! WOW! That made a cracking sound! Good length ball, on off. Afif Hossain smacks this over the deep mid-wicket fielder for a maximum. Gets off the mark in some style.
13.5
1
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, Length ball, on the pads. Mahmudullah flicks it to the deep sqaure leg fielder for one.
13.4
0
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, Good length ball, on off. Mahmudullah defends it.
13.3
0
Luke Jongwe to Soumya Sarkar, OUT! CAUGHT! Full ball, outside off. Soumya Sarkar looks to loft it over the long on fielder. Gets the bottom of the bat and the ball goes high up in the air. Substitute fielder Tarisai Musakanda makes no mistake at long on.
13.2
4
Luke Jongwe to Soumya Sarkar, FOUR! Full toss, outside off. Soumya Sarkar inside edges it past the keeper for a boundary. The keeper dives but the ball beats him.
13.1
1
Luke Jongwe to Mahmudullah, Slower ball, outside off. Mahmudullah comes down the track and heaves it wide of the long on fielder. He wants two but Soumya Sarkar sends him back. Mahmudullah is half way down the pitch. The fielder throws the ball towards the bowler at the non-striker's end. Mahmudullah turns back and runs to the non-striker's end. Looks like his dive saved him in the end.
12.6
0
Dion Myers to Soumya Sarkar, Good length ball, outside off. Soumya Sarkar looks to cut it late but misses.