Bangladesh in Zimbabwe, 3 T20I Series, 2021
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Date & Time: 25 July 2021
RR: 10.03 | Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 5 wickets
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.
Dion Myers has been brought back into the attack.
Tendai Chatara comes back into the attack.
Who will come out to bat next? Shamim Hossain is the new man in.
The physio is out! Sarkar may have hurt himself. It did hit him where there is no padding.
Who will come out to bat? Mahmudullah is the new man in.
Luke Jongwe comes into the attack.
Dion Myers comes into the attack.
Blessing Muzarabani comes into the attack.